April 17, 2014

Edgerton woman sentenced to federal prison

An Edgerton woman is headed to federal prison in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man who died from a prescription drug overdose, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Stacy Ashley, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing …

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

BNSF  photo's crane lift

Members of the public were introduced to the new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17.

During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the intermodal is …

Marine from Edgerton crawls, walks, runs to excel

Lance Cpl. Tyler Farnsworth, a towed artillery systems technician with Maintenance Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, holds his detachment’s guidon during a battalion hike aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013. During the hike, Marines were faced with a mock chemical weapon attack and donned their M40 gas masks while evacuating simulated casualties. Photo courtesy of Timothy Childers


Timothy Childers
Special to The Gardner News
Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Hikes, often called, “humps,” are known throughout the ranks of the Marine Corps as long, gruesome and physically demanding endeavors and a necessary hardship all Marines prepare to …

Gardner council to discuss abatement at July 15 work session

Danedri Thompson


Gardner City Council members tonight will discuss annexing and offering a tax abatement to Zimmer Company, a real estate development firm. The company is seeking a 10-year, 75 percent tax abatement and additional incentives for property located …

Northbound I-35 between Edgerton and Gardner to close

A road closure of northbound Interstate 35 between Edgerton and Gardner set for this weekend has been postponed.

Workers will instead close northbound I-35 between Kansas 33 Highway and 175th Street at 9 p.m. on March 18. It will re-open …

Traffic stalled, tow trucks off the streets as storm blows through

Southbound Interstate 35 just north of Santa Fe is at a stand still. Photo courtesy of Donnalee Stevens

Danedri Thompson


Schools are shuttered, the airport is closed, and most major roadways are throttled. Unfortunately for drivers, however, traffic isn’t moving on many thoroughfares around Gardner and Edgerton. The non-stop snow, which started early on the morning of …

Gardner candidate forum set for Feb. 21

More than a dozen candidates for Gardner City Council, mayoral and USD 231 school board races will participate in a forum next week. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about the candidates.

The event will …

Resident complains about ‘mud road’ in Edgerton

Mark Taylor
Residents of 191st Street are none too happy with the city of Edgerton’s decision to designate the road for heavy haul to accommodate intermodal clients.
“We have a mud road,” resident Rob Shippy told the council on …

Edgerton paves the way for quiet zone

Mark Taylor
Nelson Street in Edgerton is soon expected to become a railroad quiet zone.
The city council on Aug. 23 approved a resolution for improvements to the street and designating it as a main trafficway.
The council also …

Fourth of July festivities planned

Mark Taylor
The Gardner and Edgerton communities will celebrate Fourth of July festivities next week.
The city of Edgerton will host its Independence Day Community Picnic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3.
Served will be hamburgers, hotdogs and …