October 1, 2014

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

A Fortune 500 company opened in Gardner this summer. DaVita of Gardner opened its doors to its first patients on July 30. The dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides a variety of health care services.
DaVita …

Firefighters respond to smoke at SH glass plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Firefighters battled at two-alarm fire at AGC Glass Plant in Spring Hill on Sept. 22.
Johnson County Fire District No. 2 personnel spotted smoke from their nearby station at approximately 10:40 a.m. They reported the fire …

SH announces business of the year nominees

The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce has announced its business appreciation award nominations for 2014.
Service Business of the Year nominees include Candlewood Suites, Golden Living Center of Spring Hill and Kim Thompson Insurance Agency.
Nominees for Retail Business of …

LPKC developer inks downtown KC deal

NorthPoint Development, the company developing the KC Logistics Hub adjacent to the intermodal, has a new project on the horizon.
The company announced on Aug. 21 that it would redevelop the Power & Light Building in downtown Kansas City.
The …

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits.
Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth …

Cramer Products announces leadership changes

Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Cramer Products, headquartered in Gardner, has served the athletic training profession and sports medicine industry for 95 years.
Rogge has served as Cramer’s president …

Another major warehouse going up

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Work is underway on a warehouse being constructed on the southeast corner of the Logistics Park-Kansas City. The contractor for the project, a speculation warehouse, has been erecting building walls in recent days. All four …

County Commissioners adopt regulations for cargo container usage

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
County commissioners approved zoning standards for using cargo containers as storage units in unincorporated parts of Johnson County.
Dean Palos, county planner, said he hopes to share the county’s standards with Gardner and Edgerton to assist them …

Giant U.S. Flag hoisted at major gateway to town

Members of the American Legion Post 19 served as Color Guard as American Legion Riders and Legion members assisted in unfurling and raising a more than 600-square-feet flag on Friday morning. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Members of the American Legion Post 19 served as Color Guard as American Legion Riders and Legion members assisted in unfurling and raising a more than 600-square-feet flag on Friday morning. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Veterans …

Chamber, EDC seek city funding

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
City council members heard presentations from two community organizations at the April 21 meeting; each requesting funds.
Both the Chamber of Commerce for Southwest Johnson County and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development …