February 12, 2016

Gardner, Edgerton councils quibble over boundaries

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Although their proposed boundary lines overlap by approximately a mile, Gardner and Edgerton City Council members appeared to be light years away from a compromise after a joint work session in Gardner Monday night. They’ll face off again during a second work session Thursday night in Edgerton. Gardner has proposed using Waverly Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Edgerton should be embarrassed by its council

Edgerton citizens should be appalled at their council for several reasons.

Edgerton council OKs site plan for Logistics Park warehouse

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Edgerton City Council members on July 29 gave the OK to the site plan for a 312,000-square-foot warehouse that will eventually be part of the long-awaited KC Logistics Park. Council members also voted to rezone the land on which it will sit from agricultural to business park. The structure would be Continue Reading

LETTER TO EDITOR: Paper misrepresented school board’s actions

Ron Ragan USD 231 Board President I believe in truth in journalism so let me set the record straight.  Contrary to the editorial in Wednesday’s edition (July 14), the school district and board did actively participate in discussions regarding the Logistics Park and associated abatements and industrial revenue bonds (IRBs).  Those discussions were held directly Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: KCPL district situation sounds awfully familiar

In what is becoming a near daily occurrence, another city is finding that letting millions of dollars in bonds for economic development projects might not be in the best interests of its citizenry.

EDITORIAL: Edgerton council, school board handled IRB issuance poorly

The city of Edgerton has grossly missed the mark when it comes to the issuance of $500 million in industrial revenue bonds for facilities to be constructed in the KC Logistics Park. The council approved the issuance of the IRBs, which would translate into a 10-year, 75 percent tax abatement, at its July 8 meeting, Continue Reading

Edgerton council approves issuance of $500M in IRBs for logistics park facilities

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com A resolution of intent to issue industrial revenue bonds totaling $500 million for the construction of facilities related to the intermodal breezed through the Edgerton City Council on July 8. It took council members only minutes to make the $500 million decision. Scott Anderson of Kutak Rock LLC, treated the approval of Continue Reading

Updated: Analysis shows intermodal project net loss for GE District

It’s a different story for the school district. The school district will lose approximately 46 cents for every dollar it must spend education additional students generated from the project.

Editorial: School taxpayers have most to lose from intermodal

We hate to say, “we told you so.” But at this point we’re going to have to make an exception and say it: We told you so. The intermodal project will benefit the state, the county, Johnson County Community College, and the local fire district. Peripherally, Edgerton will see a cost advantage as well. Gardner Continue Reading


First Published June 18, 2010 Notice is hereby given that the Edgerton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, at the Edgerton City Hall, 404 E. Nelson Street, Edgerton, Kansas 66021. At said hearing all interested parties will be Continue Reading