In the 105-year history of the Boy Scouts of America, fewer than 300 scouts have earned every single merit badge, but you can count this Pembroke Hill senior among them. He earned many of the badges in spectacular ways.
The 11-2 vote replaces the permit to build a larger senior living community at the former Mission Valley Midddle School that the council approved in January 2014. Neighbors took the city to court over the original permit but agreed to the current smaller proposal.
Andre Smith and his wife Jennifer bought the Merriam store this summer. It carries thousands of bulbs from the smallest item to fill a nightlight to bulbs that keep Kansas City International Airport’s rental car facility brightly lit during the darkest hours.
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Superintendent Jim Hinson of the Shawnee Mission School District recently told board members that he expects the state at some point in the coming school year to cut funding to schools and that his staff has taken precautions to keep the district afloat in all but the most catastrophic of financial situations.
The Roeland Park City Council on Monday voted 6-1 to approve a special use permit for the vacant lot that would allow for food trucks to operate on site and neighboring restaurant Taco Republic to continue using parking stalls on the property.
The Roeland Park City Council and Police Chief John Morris recognized Officer Mark Engravalle with the Meritorious Conduct Award for helping a homeless woman who was caught shoplifting diapers, wipes and shoes for her children.
The trash company plans to begin a pilot project in October collecting glass curbside for roughly 200 homes in the Prairie Village neighborhoods of Normandy Square and Corinth Hills. Based on the results, the company would roll out curbside glass recycling citywide beginning next year.
Standees - The Entertaining Eatery in Prairie Village is now the Chocolate Frog Cafe, a more family-friendly operation serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and sharing a lobby with Standees movie theaters. Beauty Brands opens in Shawnee on Friday. Indian restaurant Spice N Rice is now open in the Fountains in Overland Park. Mio - an Italian Trattoria and Mio - an Italian Pizzeria have closed in Leawood.
Owner Jose Ramirez said business has continued to steadily grow at the Mission location. As a member of the chamber of commerce there, he focused on reaching as many of his fellow business owners as he could. Then he began to look beyond for growth opportunities.