Mar 17, 2023

Groundbreaking scheduled for Logan’s LIFE project

Posted Mar 17, 2023 10:15 AM

News release

LOGAN — A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. March 22 for the LIFE building project in Logan.  The groundbreaking will take place near the entrance to Logan High School football field.

The project, a unique, intergenerational facility will include a new 36-bed nursing home to replace the aging Logan Manor, a new Pre-K through fourth-grade elementary school, and a gymnasium and locker room complex. An indoor corridor will connect the new structure to the existing high school building to create a completely interconnected complex allowing the senior residents to have access to all school activities, ballgames, etc. 

Additionally, the facility will include space that will serve not only the students and the senior residents, but also the broader community. Those spaces will include a weight room and wellness facility, a community room, and a multi-purpose room, which will double as a community storm shelter.

McCowen Gordon Construction Company based in Kansas City is the contractor. The construction is being funded by The Dane G. Hansen Foundation. A campaign for furnishings, fixtures and equipment is being coordinated by the Logan Community Development Foundation Inc. More than $775,000 has been raised to meet the local goal of $1 million. To donate to the campaign, contact Max Lowry, at (785) 689-8333 or email at[email protected]. Donations can also be made through the LIFE Project website at

The LIFE project is projected to be a huge boost for the town of Logan, where Dane G. Hansen was born and lived his entire life. At his death in 1965, Mr. Hansen created a trust which later became the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Distributions were designated for his hometown of Logan and surrounding northwest Kansas communities.

For more information on the LIFE Project contact the Foundation’s representative, Michael Erhart of DK Developments LLC, at [email protected], or 785-302-1387.