Edgerton still considered for Demdaco warehouse
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 on the BNSF intermodal site. To facilitate such a development, Edgerton officials have re-zoned 16 acres on the northeast side of the intermodal property.
Committee recommends new school in SH
In order to meet its long term obligations, school district officials should build a new elementary school, add classroom space at Prairie Creek Elementary School and convert existing space for different use, a representative of the USD 230 long-term planning committee told Spring Hill School Board members.
“I believe we’ve made a decision that will help our community and school district grow in a way that is fiscally responsible,” Jason Winbolt said.
BNSF names intermodal contractors
BNSF Railway Co. has announced the names of the contractors that will take the long-discussed concept of the intermodal facility and finally turn it into a reality.
BNSF President Matt Rose announced that T.J. Lambrecht Construction and Walsh Construction have been awarded a joint contract to build the 443-acre Edgerton facility.
Gardner renamed for televised football game
The zip code stays the same and mail addressed to Gardner will still be delivered. However, for one day, Gardner, Kan. will be known as ESPN, Kan. thanks to a mayoral proclamation.
Mayor Dave Drovetta signed a proclamation renaming Gardner, ESPN on Friday, Oct. 22 in honor of the Gardner Edgerton High School football game against St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Gardner Edgerton High School football team had a bang-up year. Although the squad fell just short of the state championship game, the team was featured in on ESPNU. File photo


SHHS senior dies following football game
A Spring Hill High School senior died at University of Kansas Medical Center early Oct. 29. Nathan Stiles became unconscious during a varsity football game against Osawatomie Oct. 28. He was lifeflighted to KU Med where he later died. Coroners later determined Stiles died from a subdural hematoma.