December 21, 2014

Edgerton to end 2014 with new trash service

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton is changing trash collection companies. That could lead to confusion in the upcoming weeks as a contract between the city and Defenbaugh expires and the city enters an agreement with Gardner Disposal.
“Edgerton residents will begin …

City to make heavy-haul improvements to Waverly

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton will upgrade Waverly Road making it usable for heavy haul traffic. The $30 million road improvements will be financed via a gift from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and a dedicated local utility sales tax …

School hosts LOB forum

School officials presented information about increasing the school district’s local option budget (LOB) authority on Dec. 18. State statute allows school boards to assess a local tax rate of up to 33 percent of the district’s general operating budget, which …

Police seek man who confronted juvenile

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police are still tracking leads following a Dec. 4 report that a subject confronted a juvenile in the front yard of a home in St. John’s Trace subdivision, near 171st Street and Osage Street.
Law enforcement …

Blazer matmen lose to Topeka Seaman HS

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Dylan McDonald won by a decision in the 132-pound weight class at Topeka-Seaman last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Dylan McDonald won by a decision in the 132-pound weight class at Topeka-Seaman last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Several Blazer wrestlers were out of the lineup last week. The wrestler deficit likely assisted …

LPKC developer expands

Northpoint Development, the master developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), is expanding nationwide. In addition to finding tenants for properties in Edgerton, the company announced last week that it had purchased land near Fort Wayne, Ind.
The development …

Balanced scoring helps Blazers

Using a balanced scoring attack, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team posted an impressive 64-49 win in its home season opener against Mill Valley High School on Dec. 9.
Four players scored in double figures with Kyle …

PRMS Lady Jaguars fall short in late rally

Pioneer Ridge Middle School’s seventh grade varsity girls basketball team lost to Spring Hill Middle School last week, after a late rally fell short. At the final buzzer, the score read 25-18 in Spring Hill’s favor.
Early on, Pioneer took …

JV boys leap to early lead to defeat MVHS

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys JV team jumped to a 14-7 first quarter lead and coasted to a 56-41 win against Mill Valley High School in the GEHS season opener, Dec. 9.
“For the first game of the …

Sprint employees deliver holiday bikes

Pictured: Mike Hankins, Zach Taylor and Pat Hills Photo courtesy of Janeice Rawles

Pictured: Mike Hankins, Zach Taylor and Pat Hills Photo courtesy of Janeice Rawles

Every year Sprint holds a on line auction to raise funds to purchase bikes for The Red Bag Families Organization.
This year 92 bikes were bought and …