August 27, 2015

Western KS company to set up shop 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, Kansas, plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC. The company’s …

Locals win livestock showmanship

Gabe Hueser, Tonya Slyter and Logan Allen won their divisions in the livestock Round Robin Showmanship competition at the 2015 Johnson County Fair, held July 31. Submitted photo

Gabe Hueser, Tonya Slyter and Logan Allen won their divisions in the livestock Round Robin Showmanship competition at the 2015 Johnson County Fair, held July 31. Submitted photo

4-H members from Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill won their divisions in …

Chamber president earns professional designation

Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce President Jason Camis, center, collects the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management designation. The professional designation required that Camis complete 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce President Jason Camis, center, collects the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management designation. The professional designation required that Camis complete 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. Submitted photo

Jason Camis, president …

Chamber notes

The Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has selected new officers. The board meets monthly.
New officers include Chairman Tim Miller of American Family Insurance, Past Chairman Stacy Boyajian of Gardner HeathMart Pharmacy, and Treasurer-Secretary Bill Gay of …

GEHS Project Grad to host car show, Aug. 8

The Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2016 Project Grad will host a car show this weekend. The rain-or-shine event will be at GEHS on Saturday, Aug. 8. It will start at 7 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. The …

Starling hits for cycle as Naturals win 10-4

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout and Kansas City Royals’ top prospect Bubba Starling hit for the cycle July 28 as his AA Arkansas Naturals, a Royals’ affiliate, defeated the Arkansas Travelers 10-4.
Starling became the first Natural to hit …

Organizations network with goal to help veterans

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates  Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community Forces meeting in Gardner last week. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community

Local Cub Scoutmaster builds medieval sling

T.J. Dale puts the finishes touches on his trebuchet. The medieval weapon can launch a cantaloupe more than 600 feet. It takes Dale more than five hours to set up and prepare for a launch. Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

T.J. Dale puts the finishes touches on his trebuchet. The medieval weapon can launch a cantaloupe more than 600 feet. It takes Dale more than five hours to set up and prepare for a launch. Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

Dog days

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H member shows off her dog’s obedience skills on July 27. The dog obedience judging was one of the first events at the Johnson County Fair. The fair continues throughout the week with a …

Lions Club breakfast set

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Aug. 1. Proceeds of the event benefit local projects including Lions Club scholarships.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes and sausage and biscuits and gravy. Breakfast will be served from …