October 26, 2014

Asphalt plant withdraws permit request

Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton. Johnson County commissioners were scheduled to consider granting the permit today, Oct. 22, during …

Around Town

QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it?
ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not …

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 …