GEHS retires horn logo
Horn fever isn’t dying, but the logo associated with Gardner Edgerton  High School will be changing in the next three years.
“Horn fever is not dead. It’s going to be a newer and I think better version that the high school will be able to use universally,” outgoing assistant superintendent Doug Sumner said.
The bright blue horns have been used on football helmets, spirit wear and high school correspondence for five years, but the district will not be putting the horns on any new items.
Gardner, fire district consider merger
City council members instructed fire officials and city staff to continue working on details of a potential merger at a city work session on July 19, and Max Seilert, Johnson County Fire District No. 1 Chief,  said the fire board requested likewise.
Gardner Public Safety and Johnson County Fire District No. 1 officers respond to fire calls within Gardner’s city limits currently.
“We’ve been talking about it. We’ve actually been working on a proposal for quite some time,” Seifert said. “The details of how it would all work out really haven’t been worked out yet.”

Ever-progressing construction on Moonlight Road routed and re-routed traffic. The project included revamping the intersection of Moonlight Road and U.S. 56 Highway. File Photo


Edgerton approves warehouse site plan

Edgerton City Council members on July 29 gave the OK to the site plan for a 312,000-square-foot warehouse that will eventually be part of the long-awaited KC Logistics Park.
Council members also voted to rezone the land on which it will sit from agricultural to business park. The structure would be located  on 16 acres — 1,450 feet south of U.S. 56 on Waverly Road.
The warehouse would be owned by Demdaco, a Leawood-based business that specializes in the production and distribution of figurines and other collectibles. But the company has several other Kansas City metro area cities vying for the chance to host the warehouse, and it has yet to select a site for the building.