Three alumni of Olathe public schools will be honored at the 2016 “Wall of Honor” banquet on Oct. 4 at the Ball Conference Center. James Kean, real estate developer, John P. St. John Memorial High School class of 1956. Michael Knop, insurance marketer, Olathe High School class of 1966. Hugh Speer, longtime supporter of education, Red Brick School class of 1924.
Elisa Bickers, associate director of music and principal organist for Village Presbyterian Church, in Prairie Village, is one of six people this year to be named a fellow of the American Guild of Organists.
A national nonprofit is hosting a tour of cancer cities throughout the United States. At each stop, doctors and cancer patients will paint a mural to be displayed in the hospital. Olathe Medical Center says the event will help doctors and patients bond.
Embree Asset Group of Texas is proposing an eight-bed inpatient hospital plus emergency department to be located near the corner of Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive in Roeland Park. The development site, owned by Kansas City-based Commerce Bank, would include a new banking facility as well as the independent hospital, which may be named the Hospital of Roeland Park.
Two Democrats are trying to claim Senate District 21, covering parts of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee and Olathe. The two men, Michael Czerniewski and Logan Heley, will face off in August 2 primary. The winner of the primary will then face either incumbent Sen. Greg Smith or his challenger, Dinah Sykes, in November.
Sutton and Roberts are competing to represent the 43rd District, which covers parts of Edgerton and Gardner in central Johnson County. There is no Democratic opponent, so the winner of the Aug. 2 GOP primary will essentially win the seat.
The City Council on Monday night approved an increase in the mill levy to build and staff a new fire station and to add one police officer, a street inspector and a property codes enforcement officer. The tax increase will generate nearly $1.8 million a year.
Every year the USTA holds four national competitions that take place on grass, clay, indoor and outdoor hard court. Genesis Athletic Club in Overland Park is holding the Indoor Championships that has drawn 49 women from all over the United States.
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