As a parent, you gasp when your child hits any new milestone. Intellectually, you know it’s going to happen, but emotionally many of us trick ourselves into believing each phase is going to last forever.
Officials have unveiled praiseworthy plans to build a public park and new housing on the site of the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village. The priorities now: Provide adequate funds for the 94-acre park and make sure the residential development proceeds smoothly.
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, check their pupils to see if they are equal in size. Ask questions about where they are or what time of day it is to determine whether they are having a brain event. With any of these signs or symptoms, call 911 or if it’s faster, drive them to the emergency room yourself.
Many TV stations use consultants who come in and critique their newscasts, anchors and reporters. All of this is done supposedly to create the best quality journalism product. Most of us who worked in the newsroom saw it as a huge waste of time and a special two-fer of insults and humiliation.
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A 1982 study explored pumping excess water from a Missouri River reservoir near White Cloud, Kan., to a storage facility in the area of Utica, Kan.. As Kansans, we should take a close look at this proposal.
Property taxes may be headed higher for Johnson County homeowners and businesses for the first time in several years. That could be a positive move for the county’s future — if elected officials and the county staff can provide good reasons for such a boost.
The solid curbside recycling rate in Olathe is something to be celebrated. It provides a good lesson for other Johnson County cities that they can do better when it comes to keeping household items and yard waste out of landfills.
After some false starts, it appears the commission has come up with a dandy idea as to what to do with this iconic building, which formerly was a bowling alley and ice rink. And as a bonus, the revitalization of King Louie blends in perfectly with Overland Park’s “Vision Metcalf.”
The newest plans for remaking the site of the Metcalf South Shopping Center contain some positive elements. Pretty soon, though, developers must tell Overland Park officials how much this dream might cost — and how much taxpayers will be asked to plow into the project.