August 29, 2014

Rail zones aren’t quiet, but Edgerton will pay

Construction for a quiet zone at the at-grade rail crossings at 199th Street and at Nelson Street in Edgerton are complete. However, the upgrades do not meet federal safety standards and trains continue to blow their horns at the crossings in Edgerton. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Construction for a quiet zone at the at-grade rail crossings at 199th Street and at Nelson Street in Edgerton are complete. However, the upgrades do not meet federal safety standards and trains continue to blow their horns at the crossings

Blazer volleyball season begins at St. James Academy

The Gardner Edgerton High School fall sports season begins Aug. 30 with the Lady Blazers volleyball team at the metro slam tournament at St. James Academy.
Second-year coach Erica Book has been busy preparing a young, but very talented team …

Virtual community takes ice bucket challenge

Approximately 40 Gardner residents gathered at Tumbleweed Bar and Grill last week to take the ice bucket challenge together. The viral social media campaign raises awareness and funds for amoyotrphic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Photo courtesy of Ryan Beasley

Approximately 40 Gardner residents gathered at Tumbleweed Bar and Grill last week to take the ice bucket challenge together. The viral social media campaign raises awareness and funds for amoyotrphic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Photo courtesy

Summer Vault

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Tim Visos Ely cleared 12-feet, 6 inches at the annual summer pole vault event Aug. 2 in Gardner.…

Long to lead Blazer tennis team

Senior Krista Long will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers tennis team into action at the home opener, Sept. 2.
Long returns after finishing 10th at 6A state a year ago. Other top returners include Mary Murphy and …

Blazers brace for battle against Shawnee Mission East

Led by seniors Josh Lang and Seth Pesek, the Blazer football team hosts highly ranked Shawnee Mission East in its home opener, Sept. 5.
GEHS lost top running back Traevohn Wrench to graduation and will rebuild around the likes of …

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits.
Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth …

City appoints Troutner to replace Wiseman

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There’s a new face on the Edgerton City Council.
The group approved the appointment of Charlie Troutner to a seat left vacant by Heidi Wiseman’s departure. Wiseman announced her resignation, which was effective July 25, in late …

4-H gardening program a big success this year

Tara Markley
4-H Youth Development agent
The first Johnson County 4-H Gardening SPIN (special interest program) just finished. With support from the Darden Foundation and in partnerships between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Grace Community …

HOMETOWN HEROES: Carolyn Hammon

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Carolyn Hammon sat down on the front porch of the Edgerton Historical Museum to share some of her memories as a …