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

dthompson@gardnernews.com

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

dthompson@gardnernews.com

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
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
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
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
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
mtaylor@garednernews.com
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 …