August 31, 2015

Excel Industries to set up warehouse in Edgerton

Excel Industries Inc. has announced that it will open a facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. The turf care product manufacturer, which is headquartered in Hesston, Kan., plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC. The company’s …

USD 231 adopts budget with small tax decrease

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the USD 231 board of education approved a 2015-2016 $266 million budget during a brief Aug. 10 meeting. Though the budget is approximately $12 million more than last year’s budget, the tax rate will likely …

Construction update

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

With Waverly Road closed south from U.S. 56 to 183rd Street on the west side of Gardner the past few weeks, construction workers have been busy building some of the large support pillars for an …

Junior Olympics

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Submitted photo

Mallory Boden, Gardner, placed 68th in the 1500 meters with a time of 6.06.65 at the 12-and-under AAU Junior Olympics in Florida last week.…

Kubota Tractor hosts Edgerton grand opening

Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts welcomed Kubota Tractor Corporation executives from around the globe for the official grand opening of the company’s 765,000 square-foot North American Distribution Center in Edgerton.

Officials anticipate that the facility will eventually …

Gardner Bruins win state title

Playing its best baseball of the season, the Gardner Bruins 12-A USSSA team recently won the state title at Blue Valley Sports Complex.
In first round action, the nine-seed Bruins turned back the Wellsville Eagles, 16-0. The Bruins dominated the …

Pictures from the fair

 Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Earl Allen Jr. prepares a sheep for sheering. 4-Hers show all kinds of livestock during the Johnson County Fair each year.…

Fair parade 2015

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Submitted photo

Gardner Police Department Lieutenant James “Jay” Belcher celebrated is his 18th year participating in the Johnson County Parade. When asked why he is so happy to participate each year, this is what he had to say: “The Johnson …

Fair parade 2015

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Members of the Great Plains 4-H Club await the start of the Johnson County Fair Parade.…

State announces finalists for project that could compete with intermodal

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a third. Roberts said a state-run or financed facility would be direct competition for the BNSF Intermodal and the adjacent logistics park. State officials say the planning of a transloading facility is in the very early stages, and state officials don’t know who would operate or finance the construction of such facilities. File photo

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a