Event Sunday at Platte City High School includes display of original art and a concert by combined community bands from Parkville and Platte City. Also featured is the premiere of an original composition, “The Heart of the Land.”
Due to the World Series, the time of this Saturday’s Worship Through the Arts concert at Liberty United Methodist Church has changed. British composer Will Todd will conduct the concert at 3 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., as previously planned.
Established in 1867, Kansas State School for the Blind is perched on a hilly, leafy 10-acre campus at 1100 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. Like any other learning institution, the school focuses on preparing students for a viable career — except that its student body is blind and visually impaired, and, aside from a small on-campus population, is scattered throughout the state.
If the agreement is approved by the city’s leaders and the YMCA’s board of directors, the center will become the region’s largest YMCA. North Kansas City would remain the owner of the 96,000-square-foot community center at 1999 Iron St.
Not quite one year ago, the agency that provides mental health services for some of Johnson County’s neediest residents was in turmoil. Revenues were so low, the Johnson County Mental Health Center needed an emergency cash infusion to end the year with a positive balance. The executive director had been placed on administrative leave. And clients were worried about cuts in services, particularly to vocational and teen substance abuse programs.
Just how conservative has Johnson County become in recent years when it comes to elected officials? We’ll find out a bit more about that on Nov. 4, when voters decide who will be the chairman of the Johnson County Commission — incumbent Ed Eilert or former state representative Patricia Lightner.