Lenexa’s new Bulk-It offers bulk health food items like granola and milk chocolate malt balls, as well as smoothies and juices, and locally made food products. National retailers opening shops in Kansas City, Kan., Leawood and Overland Park.
Furniture Mall of Kansas, which has stores in Topeka and Lawrence, has a contract to buy a 161,000-square-foot building that makes up part of the vacant Benchmark facility at 2125 E. Kansas City Road in Olathe.
The Aug. 4 tournament at the Golf Club at Falcon Lakes in Basehor, Kan., gives Zack McNeil an opportunity to combine two of his passions: golf and awareness about preventing premature birth. He and wife Hilary McNeil gave birth to premature twins more than 3 years ago. The girls are now healthy.
Molly Baumgardner was appointed to the 37th District seat in April, when Republicans from the precinct voted for her over Charlotte O’Hara to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Pat Apple, who resigned to accept an appointment to the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Kristan Langton, from Mill Valley Middle School in the De Soto School District, and Susan Amber Boyington, who taught at Mill Valley last year, were among 70 teachers from 12 countries chosen to attend the Honeywell Green Boot Camp in San Diego.
Olathe is the first city in Johnson County to partner with Nextdoor, but 120 neighborhoods in Johnson County and 300 across the metro have signed up for the network. Kansas City, Mo., announced last week that the city would also partner with the website to share public safety issues, public meetings and seasonal neighborhood issues with residents signed up on the more than 100 Nextdoor neighborhoods.
The race pits Ron Worley, who previously represented the 30th District but lost to Lance Kinzer in 2012 after the two were placed in the same district when election boundaries were redrawn, and Randy Powell. Kinzer, who is not seeking re-election, has endorsed Powell.
The district’s business division was recognized for excellence in budget presentation, and it was honored for excellence in financial reporting. Both awards are presented to school districts that have met or exceeded the award criteria.
Bettis Asphalt and Construction wants to build a concrete and asphalt plant near Edgerton; commission sent the proposal back to the Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board to further research the proposal.
Olathe’s first community center opened this week with 700 members, far exceeding the city’s goal of 450. The new facility brings the city features including a pool with simulated thunderstorms, a gym, and even a library kiosk. A grand opening celebration is planned for Thursday.