Jim Bell , who died last week following a skiing accident, was a 16-year veteran of the Northeast Johnson County force. He was specially trained in rescues that involve heavy equipment, such as trench and building collapse.
Realtors with Reece & Nichols said public streets within the 130-acre project bounded by 91st and 95th streets and Roe and Nall avenues are completed. They said they’ve already gotten reservations for five of the development’s 53 single-family home lots and around 20 of the lots that will hold 70 two-unit villas, with construction on the villas expected to begin in the next few months.
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s board of commissioners last Wednesday voted to extend their current agreement to operate the aquatic center at 4843 Rosewood Drive by five months to May 2019.
In late December, the Prairie Village City Council voted to move ahead on a purchase agreement for the nearly three acres at 4805 W. 67th St. The city agreed to pay $1.1 million for the property, pending legal and environmental review.If all goes as planned, the city would take possession of the land in October, and the site would be used for a future park.
Council members on Monday voted 8-2 on a purchase agreement for the almost three acres at 4805 W. 67th St. The city agreed to pay $1.1 million for the property if it passes routine legal and environmental review.
When officials at the Prairie Village church realized their old church organ needed to be replaced, they looked all over the country to decide who they wanted to make the instrument. After taking trips to North Carolina, Nebraska and several other places, they decided on Richards, Fowkes and Co. in Tennessee.
The City Council on Monday approved a slate of changes to the Exterior Grant Program, including tying eligibility to how much the property is worth and lowering the minimum required cost of a project to receive assistance.
The new zoning rules require a different setback configuration — one club president Cory Childress and real estate agent Andrew Bash fearewould precipitate design changes that would cause buyers to walk away from their contracts.
The police department is teaming with the American Hearth Association’s Go Red For Women movement, and Kansas City-based H&R Block to help educate the public about CPR. About 30 kits will be given away at random.
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s board of commissioners unanimously approved the new schedule, which would have the park opening in April 2018 instead of the previous plan of November 2017.
Devon Dietrich, 17 and a student at Shawnee Mission East High School, has organized the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The two-day event runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight and Thursday at the Glenwood Arts Ranch Mart Theater, 95th Street and Mission Road.
This summer, the City Council approved a 10-year contract with Republic Services to take over the city’s residential garbage collection from long-time contractor Deffenbaugh Industries. That contract begins Jan. 1.