Blake Harris of Kansas City, North, is one of Missouri’s two state honorees for the award and the only one to take the top honor from the Kansas City area. Three other area teens made the list as distinguished finalists: Paul Freeman of Mission Hills, Nghia Jones of Overland Park and Jordan Richardson of Platte County High School.
A group of Johnson County residents are upset and frustrated that the therapy pool at Overland Park’s Matt Ross Community Center has closed. It was the only physical therapy pool open to the public in the Kansas City area.
Parents who need to visit their kids’ in Shawnee Mission schools will find a few new high-tech gizmos waiting for them in the office beginning this week. And they had better come prepared with a driver’s license or some other form of ID.
A $1.44 million cut to the Shawnee Mission School District budget ordered by Gov. Sam Brownback last week has caused many uncertainties but may not stop a recently announced plan to reduce class size there.
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Instead of lecturing in class, Laura Brogdon of Shawnee Mission West videotapes her lessons for students to watch at home. Then the homework is completed in class, where students have the ability to work with partners, groups or one-on-one with the teacher.
On Sept. 8, 2010, her life nearly ended. Hill was savagely attacked by a workman in her Prairie Village home and left for dead in her basement. As part of her recovery, she is telling her story to small groups. But now she is scheduled to speak about her experience at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College..
Prairie Village Councilwoman Laura Wassmer is optimistic over negotions on proposed retirement complex. To allow time for negotiations, the council agreed to delay action on a final plat for the project until Feb. 17.
The city’s ban dates to the 1980s, according to council president Marek Gliniecki. The breed’s advocates say that other dogs, if mishandled, can become equally aggressive, and animal shelter organizations now support the lifting of breed-specific bans.
Renovations totaling $12 million have begun at 6641 Mission Road, including the addition of a welcome center and renovation of the church sanctuary featuring the addition of a newly constructed pipe organ.Also planned is a new $8 million, 26,000-square-foot child and family development center at 99th Street and Mission Road.
More than 300 people attended a reception to honor the outgoing Prairie Village mayor for his quarter century of service. Ron Shaffer started his new role as 1st District representative on the County Commission last week.
A local landscaper built the structure on a city island near the Village Shops without getting permission from the city council. Now neighbors will need to find a new use for the project, and bring any new plans for approval from the city.
Action on a developer’s request to extend a special use permit for the proposed $50 million Mission Chateau retirement community at 8500 Mission Road has been continued until Jan. 20 while the developer works with neighbors.
Council members were slated Monday night to consider the development’s final plat and a request for an extension of its special use permit, but those decisions have been delayed until at least Jan. 5 so developers can meet with concerned residents who are fighting the senior living development in court. The retirement community is to be located on the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School on Mission Road.