July 29, 2015

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 …

Edgerton approves pay raise for administrator

Mark Taylor
The Edgerton City Council approved a 3 percent salary increase for City Administrator Beth Linn on June 14.
Linn, a Shawnee resident, was hired in May last year with a starting salary of $83,000.
She previously worked …

Frontier Days organizers seek volunteers

Frontier Days organizers are still in search of volunteers. The event, now in its 40th year, is seeking help with running carnival rides, helping kids with games, and assisting with the ice cream social.
The festival kicks off on Friday …

Frontier Days set for June 15-16

Mark Taylor
Edgerton will celebrate its 40th Annual Frontier Days festival June 15-16.
This year’s theme reflects the city’s recently adopted motto, “Growing into the Future: Global Routes, Local Roots.”
Grand Marshals will be Candid Marketing and Communications, the …

Redistricting pairs Gardner with Edgerton, creates new Johnson County Senate district

Danedri Thompson


Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will be represented by new Senators and members of the House.

A trio of federal judges released redistricting maps around midnight on June 8. The maps will allow primary elections, set for …

Island annexation request withdrawn

Mark Taylor
Johnson County Commissioners rescinded a public hearing and vote they had scheduled on June 14 for an island annexation request from the city of Edgerton.
Commissioners said the property’s owner — who wanted to build a container …

Bus accident in Edgerton injures three

Danedri Thompson


U.S. 56 Highway is closed near Four Corners Road in Edgerton after a school bus accident this afternoon.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident involving three vehicles and a school bus at approximately 4 p.m. …

County signs on to freight district study

Mark Taylor

The Johnson County Commission has signed on with the cities of Gardner and Edgerton, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas Department of Transportation in funding a study of the Southwest Johnson County Freight District.

Commissioners approved …

Benefit Dinner Dance

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., March 3, 2012
Join the Edgerton UMC Relay For Life team for a dinner/dance to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Fe Trail.  This is an alcohol free, family friendly event.  …

County decides against pursuing TIGER grant for Edgerton project

Mark Taylor
Johnson County Commissioners are no longer considering applying for federal TIGER grant funds for improvements to U.S. 56 Highway and 199th Street as reported last week.
Staff recommended against applying for the grant Feb. 23 due to …