November 23, 2014

Whistle Stop Restaurant re-opens in Edgerton

The Whistle Stop Restaurant re opened for business Aug. 27 under the ownership of Richard and Sylvia Moss. Located at 324  east Nelson, the restaurant is open  Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Richard has been in …

Zoning board OKs warehouse plan

Mark Taylor
The Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board unanimously approved development plans for a 24,000 square foot warehouse on Aug. 22.
Riverbend Transfer, an agricultural animal feed shipping company, plans to build the warehouse on seven acres near …

Sheriff’s Office to host ribbon-cutting ceremony for booking center

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the remodeled public safety building in Olathe on Friday. Submitted photo

After more than 18 months of construction activity in downtown Olathe, a dedication date has been booked for …

Happy hour now in session in Kansas as a result of new legislation

Stephanie McNelly, a server at Tumbleweed Bar and Grill, cleans a counter in front of a sign advertising Happy Hour specials. On July 1, Kansas law changed allowing bars and restaurants to offer drink specials during specific times. Staff photo

AG equipment shop in Gardner approved

Danedri Thompson
Sprayer Specialties, an agricultural equipment retailer, plans to open a store in Gardner.
The company, which is headquartered in Iowa, currently leases space in Olathe, but is set to build in Gardner, officials told the Gardner Planning …

Southwest Zoning Board agenda for June 27, 2012

Southwest Zoning Board agenda for June 27, 2012

SW Jo Co Zoning board agenda 6-25-12

Edgerton votes for stringent container lot regulations

Mark Taylor
After viewing photographs of intermodal container storage lots in Argentine, the Edgerton City Council voted to have more stringent requirements for storage lots within city limits.
All container storage facilities must have a minimum of 20 acres …

Another warehouse on the way

Mark Taylor
An additional 820,000 square feet of warehouse space is on the way for the I-35 Logistics Park at 155th Street and U.S. 56 Highway.
Kessinger/Hunter, developer of the project, said the warehouse will be the largest speculative …

Olathe police seeking guitar thieves

Surveillance video shows two men suspected of stealing a guitar from an Olathe music store. One of the suspects allegedly distracted store employees while the other put a guitar down his pants. Photos courtesy of the Olathe Police Department


Artist seeks help in replicating historic Edgerton stage backdrop

Mark Taylor
Jo Atkinson is on a mission.
The artist, who recently opened a studio in downtown Edgerton, plans to

An artist in Edgerton is seeking help in recreating a 1930s backdrop. Staff photo by Mark Taylor

recreate a …