But while the trend seems to be taking hold on the Missouri side of the state line, most Johnson County school districts have been unaffected. Only one district, De Soto, uses a temporary employment agency, but it has done so since 2007 — well before the health insurance law was even considered by Congress.
John Bowman, a volunteer for the Shawnee Police Department, has started conducting free security surveys in early June for Shawnee residents on the department’s behalf. Other police departments in Joco offer the service, too, such as Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa and Leawood.
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee presented its 29th annual Fiesta Hispana Friday through Sunday at Barney Allis Plaza. The event featured local and national music groups and folk dancers.
For the past year, the Johnson County Election Office has loaned a secure iPad to League of Women Voters volunteers who attend the monthly naturalization ceremonies to sign up new voters. The iPad allows them to snap a picture of the naturalization certificates as proof of citizenship under Kansas law.
Olathe North High School student Bekah Volner was hard to miss among the group of builders working on a Heartland Habitat for Humanity house in central Olathe one sunny day in March. In a sea of standard-issue yellow hard hats, she was the builder sporting a hot pink one. It was on loan from one of the adults supervising the group from the Olathe School District’s Construction Trades Program.