November 30, 2015

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 authorized $310,000 in general obligation bonds to pay for the work. The quiet zone is Continue Reading

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 chips. Fireworks will follow at dusk. Gardner will host its community Independence Day celebration from Continue Reading

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 as director of community development for the city of Raytown. Before that, Linn worked as Continue Reading

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 night, June 15, and runs through Saturday evening. Glyn Powers, Frontier Days committee member, said Continue Reading

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 Lee’s Summit firm that designed the city’s new logo and tagline. The festival kicks off Continue Reading

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 Aug. 7, to continue as planned, but the new lines pit 48 incumbents in 125 Continue Reading

Island annexation request withdrawn

Mark Taylor Johnson County Commissioners rescinded a public hearing and vote they had scheduled on June 14 for an island annexation request from the city of Edgerton.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 storage facility on the property to serve the intermodal —  withdrew the request. The Johnson Continue Reading

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. on May 15. According to Tom Erickson, Public Information Officer for the sheriff’s office, the Continue Reading

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 the agreement as part of its consent agenda on March 22. The freight district study Continue Reading

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.  Thickets for donation drawings will be available, drawings to be held at 8:30 p.m.  Music Continue Reading