March 4, 2015

City to partner with JCCC for logistics education center

Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center, the Kansas City Business Journal reported on Feb. 12.
Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County …

World of Wheels

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Another head turner from Kultured Custom Restorations belongs to Gardner resident Mike Zegers. Sitting in the middle of Bartle Hall during past weekends’ World of Wheels is Zegers’ 1949 Chevy pick-up, and it was the …

World of Wheels

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner resident Phil “Phil Billy” Davis gives his approval of friend Carl Hagan’s 1930 Hot Rod Model A. Hagan’s FlashBurn Fabrication Hot Rod Model A entered under the Los Punk Rods section at World of …

GEHS Hall of Fame created in year 2000

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School 1996 boys basketball team gather around Coach Don Bechard, center. Bechard is listed individually in the school’s hall of fame. The team has also been inducted. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School 1996 boys basketball team gather around Coach Don Bechard, center. Bechard is listed individually in the school’s hall of fame. The team has also been inducted. File photo

The Gardner Edgerton Athletic Hall …

Man lobbies to get 1967 team into hall of fame

A Texas man is lobbying to get the 1967 Gardner High School football team inducted into the Gardner Edgerton High School Hall of Fame. Members of the 1967 team included: Don Alumbaugh, Jim Anderson, Alan Anderson, Dennis Attebery, Steve Bell, Mike Bowen, Alan Burch, Bob Burgdorfer, Grey Colboch, Gene Eastland, Frank Finders, Robert Flores, J.H. Freund, Rick Gay, Matt Gill, Clifford Good, Stan Haynes, Steve Haynes, Fred Hartmen, Junie Holtgraver, Carl Humphrey, Lee Humphrey, Jim Kessler, Chuck McClelland, Elliott Moore, Dave Nelson, Mike Riley, Daryl Scheele, Paul Scheele, Cliff Schick, Mike Schick, Richard Soetart, Robbie Smith, Cliff Sparks, Audie Starkey, Bob Swank, Steve Triebel, Micky Wallis, and Leo Watson. Coaches included Head Coach Dennis Delay, Ralph Snavely, and Lowell Hoch. Submitted photo

A Texas man is lobbying to get the 1967 Gardner High School football team inducted into the Gardner Edgerton High School Hall of Fame. Members of the 1967 team included: Don Alumbaugh, Jim Anderson, Alan Anderson, Dennis Attebery, Steve Bell,

Police seek suspect in attempted liquor store robbery

Gardner police are seeking a suspect in an attempted armed robbery outside the Liquor Barn, 512 E. Main Street.

Police responded to the incident at the store at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.

According to a press release, a …

Goodbye fuel tanks

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Underground fuel storage tank was removed February 13, 2015 from the old Gardner Casey’s General Store no. 1 at 632 E Main Street. The fuel pumps and canopy were removed a few days earlier. …

Theater group cancels summer production

Gardner Community Theatre will not produce a summer musical this year. President Jim Hurd made the announcement in a Feb. 16 email to members.
“We are disappointed by this situation and are hopeful to produce a Christmas show in 2015,” …

Wrestlers take 2nd at EKL meet

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Jensen McDermott finished first in the 113-pound division at the league championships at Blue Valley Southwest last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Jensen McDermott finished first in the 113-pound division at the league championships at Blue Valley Southwest last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Jensen McDermott and Dustin Carstens took the top spots in their weight …

McKelvey leads Mustangs past Paola

Tevon McKelvey scored 27 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang seventh grade varsity boys basketball team to a 46-39 win at Paola Middle School last week.
WMS trailed 12-6 after one quarter, but pulled within two points by halftime.…