November 25, 2015

Edgerton hiring process winds down

Mark Taylor The city of Edgerton is nearing the end of its search for a new city administrator. The council interviewed the final round of candidates on May 15 and has set June 6 as the target date for naming a new hire. Fifty applicants submitted resumes for the job, and the top five were Continue Reading

Edgerton citizens vie for council seats

Corbin H. Crable Four candidates will be vying for three open seats on the Edgerton City Council in April’s general election. The terms of incumbents Clay Longanecker, Jody Brown and Ken Gillespie end this spring; Mayor Don Roberts and council members Glyn Powers and Heidi Wiseman will remain in office until 2013. Longanecker, Brown Continue Reading

Dillner to accept job in Abilene

Corbin H. Crable Edgerton City Administrator David Dillner tendered his resignation to Mayor Don Roberts earlier this week. Dillner said in a phone interview Tuesday that he recently accepted a position as city manager of Abilene, Kan., adding that his last day as Edgerton city administrator could be as early as Feb. 7 or Continue Reading

Edgerton reconsiders 191st Street agreement with county

Corbin H. Crable The Edgerton City Council, at its Oct. 14 meeting, discussed rescinding an agreement between the city and Johnson County providing the construction of 191st Street from Four Corners Road to the corporate limits of the city of Gardner. The council also discussed the possibility of adopting an agreement between the city Continue Reading

BNSF announces contractors for intermodal project

Corbin H. Crable OVERLAND PARK — BNSF Railway Co. has announced the names of the contractors that will take the long-discussed concept of the intermodal facility and finally turn it into a reality. BNSF President Matt Rose on Monday announced that T.J. Lambrecht Construction and Walsh Construction have been awarded a joint contract to Continue Reading

Edgerton to consider budget with flat mill rate

Corbin H. Crable Edgerton City Council members prepared to approve the city’s fiscal year 2011 budget, which may include a 50-percent trash subsidization for its residents, at an Aug. 19 work session. As of right now, Edgerton residents pay nearly $160 each year for trash disposal services; the subsidization of those services would halve Continue Reading

Community celebrates Fourth of July

Soggy weather didn’t dampen a fireworks display in Gardner on the Fourth of July, although the threat of inclement weather did have the pyrotechnics bursting in air earlier than organizers anticipated.