First-graders at Liberty View Elementary School in Olathe are learning plenty, with baseball fever as an added attraction. Teacher Gentz incorporates baseball — and especially those beloved Royals — into her lesson plan in various ways.
The KC Live “living room” in the Power & Light District was packed Tuesday evening with fans who watched the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants meet in the first game of the 2014 World Series.
With bright open windows, a wide veranda, spacious suites and a flower garden, Olathe Medical Center’s new inpatient hospice facility has all the touches and comforts families need during a difficult time.
A handful of fire departments and districts in Johnson County use volunteers to help keep the fire service running smoothly. Although those volunteers might pay their bills by working at an insurance brokerage firm or a remodeling business, they spend hours and hours each month doing the job of a paid firefighter.
The workers installed siding, painted the home, installed gutters and refreshed the landscaping as part of a project in conjunction with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater Kansas City.
But while the trend seems to be taking hold on the Missouri side of the state line, most Johnson County school districts have been unaffected. Only one district, De Soto, uses a temporary employment agency, but it has done so since 2007 — well before the health insurance law was even considered by Congress.