July 28, 2015

Edgerton, Flexsteel Industries to host community career open house June 4

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Since the intermodal opened for business, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts said people have been asking: where are the jobs?
They’ve been there all along, Roberts said, but now residents will have an opportunity to apply and ask …

Local funeral director to lead association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …

City council to seek approval for half cent sales tax increase

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Gardner will seek to reinstate a half cent sales tax before the end of the year.
During a May 18 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus to seek a sales tax …

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…

Council reaches consensus to move forward on sales tax initiative

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members agreed to move forward with a proposal that would ask voters to approve a half-cent or larger sales tax initiative to fund street upgrades and maintenance. Council members appeared to reach a consensus during …

Annual Chamber dinner draws hearty crowd

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and at KU, last December. Beaty will be tasked with rebuilding the faltering Jayhawk football program. Last year, the Jayhawks lost all but one game.

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former

David Beaty,  head football coach, University of Kansas and Jason Camis, Gardner-Edgerton chamber  president. Photo courtesy of Frozen in Time Photography

David Beaty, head football coach, University of Kansas and Jason Camis, Gardner-Edgerton chamber president. Photo courtesy of Frozen in Time Photography

About 115 attended the annual dinner chamber dinner at Mildale Farms March 4. The guest speaker was David Beaty, …

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BNSF to upgrade track switching at intermodal, invest $103m in KS

BNSF Railway Company plans to improve switching efficiency at the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) through a yard track expansion. The upgrades at Edgerton will be part of an estimated $103 million BNSF anticipates spending on rail maintenance and capacity …

City schedules economic development symposium, March 11

The city of Gardner has enlisted a group of prominent business leaders to serve on its “Growth by Choice or Chance” Economic Development Symposium panel scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Gardner Edgerton High …

Chamber director outlines plans to build organization, set long-term goals

Jason Camis
Gardner Chamber Director
Progress, by its very definition, implies a forward path toward a goal or destination. In our personal lives we live examples of this daily. Faith. Family. Finances. Education. Weight loss.
In my experience we often …