October 24, 2014

No abatement for Riverbend Transfer

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Fifty percent tax abatements are the norm for warehouse projects in Gardner, Olathe and other cities competing for industrial development.
But not so at New Century AirCenter.
Tom Riederer, president of the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development …

Welcome home

Submitted photo

More than seventy members of the 129th Transportation Company were welcomed home at New Century AirCenter last week. Hundreds of family and friends greeted the soldiers as they arrived on charter busses. The company spent the last nine …

B-29 to make appearance at air show

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com
The only airworthy B-29 Superfortress still in existence will be the star of the show at this weekend’s Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing Air Expo held at New Century Airport.
The B-29 Bomber, best known …

Car strikes building, driver unhurt

Mark Taylor

submissions@gardnernews.com

An elderly man escaped injury after driving his car into an unoccupied building at New Century AirCenter this morning.

Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, said the man, who had a medical …

Strange weather phenomenon downs trees in Gardner

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Area residents experienced a fairly rare meteorological event around on June 10. A heat

A rare weather phenomenon, a heat burst, struck southwest Johnson County in the early morning hours of June 10. The sharp burst of

Veteran recalls heyday of Olathe Naval Air Station

Gerald Hay
Special to The Gardner News

The Navy Park is literally shipshape ready for Johnson County’s 24th Annual Veterans Day Observance.

And, Joe Cox of Overland Park hopes veterans of all wars, their friends and families, and Johnson County …

Community boasts several haunting hot spots

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

With its rich history including settlers on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails and its part in settling the Wild West hundreds of years ago, many of the older buildings in Gardner are known for their paranormal …

Train derails at New Century

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

A train car carrying soybean oil came off the tracks Friday at New Century AirCenter, but Johnson County Airport Commissioner Lee Metcalfe said the derailment was not a cause for alarm.

Old rails are to blame for

New Century Fieldhouse could be open next year

New Century Fieldhouse – an 88,000 square foot warehouse at New Century AirCenter near Gardner, may be open as early as 2011, according to the Johnson County Park and Recreation Department.

The rec department will use part of the building …