The Johnson County Christmas Bureau has been helping people in need for 53 years. The organization began as an adopt-a-family program in 1960 and opened its first Christmas shop in 1977 at the Metcalf 103 Shopping Center in Overland Park. It served 1,300 people. This year, it will serve 13,000.
Roeland Park city officials will begin looking for expense cuts and partnerships with neighboring cities now after a sales tax increase failed at the ballot box for the second time.
A state association of mental health centers has issued a sharply critical assessment of the governing board of the Johnson County Mental Health Center.
Students at Brougham Elementary School in Olathe work with Hasbro to brighten the holidays for children, adults.
Blue Valley Northwest student works with principal in effort to make change
The Christmas spirit will be alive this weekend, quite literally. Two area churches are inviting the public to experience the nativity through live representations of the Biblical story. Both Olathe’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village will hold their live nativity displays on Friday and Saturday.
Milly Lally wills the energy to raise her voice above the deafening rattle of the wheelchair van. Am I being crazy? she asks her hospice aide, Terry Robertson, whom Lally calls Pat or Patty because thats what Lally thinks she looks like. The two women have just departed NewMark Care Center north of the Missouri River and are making the half-hour bumpy jaunt to the West Bottoms so 83-year-old Lally can receive her first tattoo.