April 17, 2014

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

BNSF  photo's crane lift

Members of the public were introduced to the new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17.

During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the intermodal is …

Importer announces agreement to lease space in Edgerton

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Demdaco will re-locate to Edgerton after all, Logistics Park Kansas City officials announced June 26.
The Lenexa-based gift importer renewed its lease for warehouse space in North Kansas City at the end of 2010 after an extensive …

BNSF truck burns near intermodal

First responders were on the scene of a fire near the intermodal property on Friday afternoon. According to a witness, the source of the thick black smoke is a BNSF truck on fire on the opposite side of the railroad tracks. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Police and firefighters responded to a blaze near U.S. 56 Highway and Four Corners Road in Edgerton at

approximately 4:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

According to a contractor on the intermodal project, the source of thick, black smoke that blanketed …

BNSF, Edgerton to work with new developer; Allen Group-KC out

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

The Allen Group of Kansas City will no longer serve as the developer of the Logistics Park of Kansas City, the planned warehouse development adjacent to the Edgerton Intermodal.

Edgerton officials approved an agreement March 28 that …

Man struck by train

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
A man escaped serious injury after being struck by a train near 167th and U.S. 169 Highway on Sept. 15.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the man was struck just before 3 a.m. as he …

Boy Scout troop works to light flag at Gardner Cemetery

Ben Bolin, Gareth Seiler, and Scott Coble break ground on a project to illuminate the flag at the Gardner Cemetery. The boys are members of Boy Scout Troop 88 in Gardner. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

This Memorial Day a volunteer from the American Legion agreed to tend to the American flag located at the Gardner Cemetery; each day at dawn the Legionnaire would dutifully trek out to the cemetery to raise Old …

Moonlight Road, 56 Highway intersection to close this week

Weather permitting, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF)  will perform road and track restorations at the Moonlight Road railroad crossing located at the intersection of Moonlight Road and U.S. 56 Highway during the week of May 31.
BNSF will …

Edgerton roads to close permanently

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

The city of Edgerton has announced upcoming road closures related to the construction of the BNSF Intermodal Facility.

On Tuesday, Edgerton City Superintendent Mike Mabrey released a statement notifying the public of the city’s intent to close …

Gardner adjusts agreement for sale of land to BNSF

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Council members agreed to offer BNSF an easement on city property rather than selling all of a  .434-acre parcel of land to the railroad during a meeting Jan. 18.

A portion of the property will be conveyed …

BNSF fined by labor department

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has been ordered to pay a Kansas City, Kan.-based employee $95,096 following a whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The fine represents back wages, compensatory damages, attorney’s …