September 4, 2015

Several entrepreneurs set up shop in Edgerton

Amy Cunningham

A mini-business boom may be sweeping through Edgerton; a drive down Nelson Street confirms

Aldon Isenberg poses behind the counter of his Edgerton resturant, the Easy Double E. Isenberg’s diner is one of several new shops downtown.

Assessed valuations bode well for school budgets

Danedri Thompson

Doug Schwinn, school business director, is keeping his fingers crossed that preliminary assessed property valuations in the Spring Hill School District will hold. Although approximately 75 percent of homes in Johnson County were appraised at stagnant or …

Census numbers reveal population boom in Gardner, SH

Danedri Thompson

Gardner and Spring Hill saw population booms over the course of the last decade, and Edgerton’s population saw a slight boost according to data from the U.S. Census.

The growth in all three cities outpaced that of …

Property values down countywide

Danedri Thompson

There continue to be difficult segments in the residential real estate markets in Johnson County, according to the annual appraiser’s re-evaluation report. County officials mailed notices of appraisal values on March 1, and most home owners will …

Interim manager takes the helm at Edgerton

Corbin H. Crable

For Edgerton’s new interim city administrator service to area residents isn’t just a job – it’s a career.

Mike Press, who took the reins from former City Administrator David Dillner on Feb. 7, has an extensive …

Edgerton man jailed in child rape case

Amy Cunningham

An Edgerton man remains jailed in Douglas County on charges of child rape, indecent liberties with a child and lewd and lascivious behavior.

The 45-year-old was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s department on Saturday, Feb. 5 …

Edgerton names interim city administrator

Corbin H. Crable

Mayor Don Roberts announced on Thursday that Mike Press has been hired as Edgerton’s interim city administrator.

Press, who currently serves the city as a consultant, replaces outgoing City Administrator David Dillner, who has resigned his …

UPDATED: Edgerton mirred in lawsuit

Corbin H. Crable

A document distributed at Thursday night’s Edgerton City Council meeting revealed the city is involved in pending litigation.

A memorandum of understanding drafted by the city detailed the terms under which City Administrator David Dillner may …

Edgerton awaits Demdaco decision

Danedri Thompson

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 …

Intermodal property still under consideration for warehouse

Danedri Thompson

Rumors that Demdaco has decided not to build a warehouse in Edgerton are not true, according to David Dillner, Edgerton City Administrator.
Demdaco seeks to build a 300,000 square-foot distribution center, and the figurine-importer may just build …