February 12, 2016

Denning, Edgerton to host public safety townhall

Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning will answer questions and address public safety concerns at a forum in Edgerton next week. The city of Edgerton is hosting a townhall meeting with the sheriff on Sept. 15. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at Edgerton Elementary School.

Firework event scheduled for July 3 in Edgerton

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News   The City of Edgerton is presenting a Community Picnic and Fireworks Show on Thursday, July 3, at Martin Creek Park. All activities at the celebration are free. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a picnic for the entire community. Hot dogs, hamburgers, a side dish and Continue Reading

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 oxymorphone, a prescription painkiller. Ahsley admitted that on July 30, 2011, she distributed oxymorphone and Continue Reading

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

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 currently in phase 2, and 65 percent of the volume has been transferred from Argentine to the Edgerton facility. Continue Reading

Marine from Edgerton crawls, walks, runs to excel

  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 conduct. An Edgerton man, along with his battalion is taking a tried and proven approach Continue Reading

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 at 183rd and Waverly Road. Under its existing policy, the city offers 50 percent abatements. Continue Reading

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 at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 weather permitting. The road will be closed as Continue Reading

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

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 Feb. 21 is creating challenges for first responders, tow truck drivers and snow plows. Marriott’s Continue Reading

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 start at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the multi-purpose room at New Century Fieldhouse. Continue Reading

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 Sept 27. “My issue with this is that nobody took the homes into account on Continue Reading