February 12, 2016

SH Chamber of Commerce hands out awards

TOP: Joe and Kim Woods, owners of J & K Detailing, won the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Service Business of the Year Award. The Woods are joined by Missy Brown, Chamber chairman of the board, and Kim Thompson of Prudential Financial, the 2014 winner. BOTTOM: Millard Lumber was named Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Continue Reading

Gardner officials hope to annex nearby properties

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City officials will be reaching out to residents just beyond Gardner City Limits. The goal will be to annex properties in short and mid-term growth areas into the city. Council members reached a consensus to have staff begin conversations with property owners and to draft a provide sewer service to short term Continue Reading

Sign code enforcement doubles over last year

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Sign violations in Gardner have more than doubled in 2015. Last year, city officials issued nine sign violation notices. To date this year, the city has issued 19 violation notices to 13 Gardner businesses. Two businesses have been cited and sent to municipal court for violating the city’s sign regulations. Larry Powell, Continue Reading

KC Pumpkin Patch now in new location

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News Kirk & Julie Berggren have been owners of the KC Pumpkin Patch for 11 years. After losing their lease at the former Gardner location, they have now relocated to 13875 S. Gardner Road in Olathe. The new location is just 1.6 miles north of Gardner Continue Reading

5 week biz workshop set to begin Oct. 22

On Oct. 22, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) network in partnership with Miami County Economic Development, and the Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, and Spring Hill Chambers of Commerce will kick off the Kansas SBDC GrowSmart™ Workshop Series in Paola, Kan. GrowSmart is a five day intensive bootcamp delivered each Thursday for five consecutive Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting for Design 4 Sports. Pictured (Jayme Morris, owner, Marilyn Delks and Christy Cisneros, employees) along with Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members. Design 4 Sports was founded in 2004 in Paola, KS. Owned by Jayme and Tommy Morris and specializes in custom printing and promotional products. Their Gardner location is located at 137 E Continue Reading

Chamber to celebrate 40th year

The Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend. Incorporated on Sept. 15, 1975, the Chamber has invited past Chamber leaders and members and the general public to help celebrate its 40-year milestone. The informal celebration will include free hot dogs and hamburgers, anniversary cake, children’s activities and wine tasting. “If Continue Reading

Digging progress

A crew digs a large hole on the northwest corner of Main and Center Streets. The crew is unearthing a fuel tank to appease the Environmental Protection Agency. At one time, the site was a gas station, and underground fuel tanks were removed in the 1990s. However, no records showed the tank currently being removed. Continue Reading

CVS Pharmacy earns go-ahead for local store

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com There will be a CVS Pharmacy on the northwest corner of Main Street and Center Street. Council members approved the rezoning and final plat to make way for the store during an Aug. 17 meeting. Though the council vote was unanimous, several Gardner residents objected to the store as it will displace Continue Reading

Host of dignitaries commemorate Kubota warehouse’s grand opening

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gov. Sam Brownback toured the intermodal by helicopter after speaking at a grand opening event for a Kubota Tractor Corporation distribution center in Edgerton on Aug. 11. Also in attendance at the event were Masato Yoshikawa, the president and CEO of Kubota and Carl Ice, the CEO of BNSF. The new, 765,000 Continue Reading