April 18, 2014

Construction underway at New Century

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellog Sr.

Penny’s Concrete, based in Lenexa, KS, has contracted Rose Design Build, Inc. to construct their new ready-mix concrete batch plant at 16500 Conestoga Drive, New Century AirCenter. The new plant will include a state of the art dry mix facility, …

Edgerton City Council annexes land into town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which …

Rotary Club assists with opening day fundraiser

On opening day of the baseball season, the city’s daily newspaper, the Royals, Interact students and Rotarian volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s …

Reminiscing with Charlie Troutner

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
March 3, 2014 – Charlie Troutner is a born and raised Edgerton native who is now the President of the Edgerton Historical Society, which opened their museum in 2013. When

Painting begins on water tower

Photo courtesy Jerry Kellogg

Some water customers may experience fluctuations in water pressure for the next month or so. Contractors began the process of taking the 183rd Street water tower out of service on March 18. The tower will be cleaned and its interior

Rotary’s Grocery Grab scheduled for April 12

Jeff Barber, left, poses with Rotary Club member JP Davies and a Price Chopper manager during the second annual Grocery Grab. Barber collected groceries on behalf of the American Legion. File photo

Danedri Thompson
Analysts predict food prices will jump by the largest amount in more than three years in 2014, but the sharp increase may not be a problem for one lucky winner, thanks to the Gardner Rotary Club and …

Military update

Army Spec. Hakeem K. Young has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, …

Growing vegetables in containers

Dennis L. Patton
Millions of Americans plant vegetable gardens. But oftentimes people  hear comments such as, “I don’t have room,” or, “It is just too much work to combat our local soils.” There’s a solution for gardeners who can’t see …

Clothing closet serves as community project

Danedri Thompson
When they saw a need, several people from the Gardner Presbyterian Church stepped in to fill it.
Although it started as a project with the help of the church, the Joy Community Closet hopes the store, which …

Citizens voice snow removal issues at work session

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Twenty-six residents attended an Edgerton City Council public work session on March 20. They voiced their concerns about snow removal policies in the city.
In a sometimes heated discussion, residents commented about snow …