November 28, 2015

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 unforseen costs and time constraints. Mac Andrew, public works director, said the decision was made Continue Reading

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 adult chaperones, concessions, and a DJ. Admission is $2 at the door.

Longtime Edgerton community leader Mike Schmidt dies

Mark Taylor 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 battle with lung cancer. Friends and colleagues remember Schmidt as a tireless worker who had Continue Reading

BOCC approves condemnation for 191st Street

Mark Taylor 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 improvements to serve the intermodal logistics park, which is slated to open in late 2013. Continue Reading

Edgerton rejects bids for sewer project

By Mark Taylor 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 of the $275,000 project. The remaining amount was to be paid from the city’s sewer Continue Reading

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 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 and shot the other in the neck. The victim was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Continue Reading

Edgerton plans extensive sewer upgrades with CDBG funding

Mark Taylor 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 will cover $182,260 of the project’s cost. The remaining amount will be paid from the Continue Reading

Laying the groundwork…

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

Mark Taylor 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 council will review the applications during a 7:30 p.m. special meeting/executive session on April 21. Continue Reading