February 8, 2016

City asked to participate in freight district study

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Kansas Department of Transportation will ask the city of Gardner to sign on to a study to create a freight district in southwest Johnson County. Participating in the plan would cost the city 5.5 percent of the estimated $450,000 project, or no more than $25,000. Thomas Dow, a state transportation planner, Continue Reading

Homestead Interchange groundbreaking this Friday

Members of the general public are invited to a groundbreaking for the Interstate 35-Homestead Lane interchange on Friday. Construction on the interchange near Edgerton began in March and officials anticipate its completion in fall 2013. The Kansas Department of Transportation project includes construction of a diverging diamond interchange that will eventually provide access to the Continue Reading

Gardner Police Dept. investigating copper theft

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner police are investigating the theft of more than $2,500 in copper cable from a BNSF intermodal track construction site. Ilena Spalding, spokesperson for the police department, said officers were dispatched to a location in the 330 block of East Park Street where the theft was discovered. Spalding said the copper cable Continue Reading

Where’s Mildale Farm?

Work is underway on a 900 foot long wall to separate BNSF’s intermodal tracks from Mildale Farm, a two-story event facility owned by Johnson County. The county requested that BNSF construct the wall along with the nearby intermodal logistics park to reduce the impact of train noise on wedding receptions and other private events that Continue Reading

Edgerton awaits Demdaco decision

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton is still on Demdaco’s list, according to city officials. Demdaco, a figurine importer, announced its plans to lease or build a new warehouse somewhere in the Kansas City metro area more than five months ago. But they’re still window shopping, David Dillner, city administrator, said. Specifically, the Allen Group is wooing Continue Reading