The Watch DOGS Dads of Great Students puts volunteers in classrooms with the aim of being a positive male influence and an unobtrusive security presence. The national program, part of the Kansas City-based National Center for Fathering, was started in 1998 with the goal of making schools safer but has evolved to include academic support and direct interaction with students, catching on across the country in the process.
A 20-year propsal builds on a 2009 facilities master plan,
“We want our members to be knowledgeable,” said Judy Sherry of south Kansas City. “We want to see our grandchildren grow up.”
After much anticipation, work will start next month on the extensive Johnson County Gateway Project, a complete overhaul of the Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and I-435 interchange that will last until the end of 2016. The three-year, $288 million undertaking is the largest highway project ever done in Kansas.
The half-percent increase would be used for improvements to the city’s pool and its public works facility.
MARC to honor Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Lang this week.
Movie theaters are facing increased competition for consumers entertainment dollars, but a seven-figure renovation of the 18-year-old AMC Town Center 20 in Leawood is designed to get consumers off the couch and into the theaters by elevating the experience.