November 27, 2015

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

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 offers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. The local dialysis center, Continue Reading

Firefighters respond to smoke at SH glass plant

Danedri Thompson 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 and responded to the incident. According to a press release from the glass company, the fire Continue Reading

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 the Year include The Mower Doctor, BB’s Grill, and Queen’s Price Chopper. The business appreciation Continue Reading

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 project will convert the historic building into commercial space and apartment units.

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson 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 Linn expressed vehement opposition to the project during a Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board Continue Reading

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 and CEO since joining the company in 1991. Rogge is the sixth president of Cramer, Continue Reading

Another major warehouse going up

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 walls, made from pre-stressed concrete panels, should be completed shortly.

County Commissioners adopt regulations for cargo container usage

Danedri Thompson 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 in drafting their cargo container regulations. “I hope we got it right, because we plan Continue Reading

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

Danedri Thompson Veterans and motorcycle riders helped hoist a giant flag at the Perkins Restaurant in Gardner on April 25. Members of the American Legion and American Legion Riders assisted in the brief event Friday morning. Several people, including members of the Gardner Police force, attended the ceremonial flag raising, which lasted just a Continue Reading

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 Corporation requested funding; $20,000 for the chamber and $35,000 for the SWJEDC. The chamber’s focus Continue Reading