September 23, 2014

Edgerton to host youth Valentine’s dance Feb. 18

The city of Edgerton will host a youth Valentine’s dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Edgerton Community Hall, 404 E. Nelson St.
The dance is open to elementary and middle school students.
The event includes …

Longtime Edgerton community leader Mike Schmidt dies

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Mike Schmidt, one of the most influential members of the Edgerton community over the past 35 years, passed away last weekend in San Rafael, Calif., where he had lived for a year-and-a-half.
Schmidt, 71, lost a year-long …

BOCC approves condemnation for 191st Street

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 29 voted 5-2 to condemn right-of-way along 191st Street between Four Corners and Waverly Roads.

The condemnation follows a December 2009 agreement with the city of Edgerton for road …

Edgerton rejects bids for sewer project

The Edgerton City Council is going back to the drawing board after bids for a planned sewer upgrade exceeded the project’s budget.
The city had successfully applied for a Community Development Block Grant to cover $182,260 …

Edgerton exit closed from Sept. 20-24

The Edgerton exit 202 at Interstate 35 will be closed for maintenance from Sept. 20-24.…

Woman injured in Edgerton shooting

 Mark Taylor

mtaylor@gardnernews.com

A woman is hospitalized following a shooting in Edgerton on Sept. 3.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, two women were arguing inside their residence about 6 p.m. when one of the women pulled a handgun …

Edgerton plans extensive sewer upgrades with CDBG funding

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Edgerton City Council is planning an estimated $275,000 in sewer improvements along three streets in the older part of town.
The council on July 28 accepted a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the county that …

Laying the groundwork…

Heavy equipment is on the site of the future intermodal logistics park facility in Edgerton. Grading work for the project is underway near 183rd Street and Waverly Road. Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Edgerton seeks ‘out-of-box’ thinker in city manager

Mark Taylor
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The Edgerton City Council hopes to have a new city administrator in place by early June.

Mike Press, interim city admin, told the council on April 14 that 50 applicants have expressed interest in the job.

The …

Hearing set for Edgerton man accused of child rape

An Edgerton man charged with child rape, indecent liberties with a child and lewd and lascivious behavior will have a preliminary hearing in the Douglas County Courts on Thursday, April 21.
Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office will …