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.
19-year-old Whitney Horn’s first published novel, “No Right Answers,” was released earlier this month. Horn started writing the first draft of the fantasy more than a year ago, when she was a senior at Olathe North High School. It was originally her Distinguished Scholars Program project.
Updated Sept. 16: This man is wanted on a Missouri parole violation warrant for burglary. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Olathe North High School student Bekah Volner was hard to miss among the group of builders working on a Heartland Habitat for Humanity house in central Olathe one sunny day in March. In a sea of standard-issue yellow hard hats, she was the builder sporting a hot pink one. It was on loan from one of the adults supervising the group from the Olathe School District’s Construction Trades Program.
Tom+Chee specializes in tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, but it also is known for its “fresh ingredients and quirky takes on comfort food classics.” New restaurants for Kansas City, Kan., Merriam, and Overland Park. Sprouts Farmers Market opening in Olathe.
New construction is beginning in several districts, along with the completion of more secure entrances. Some schools will begin a new focus on learning through technology. In Shawnee Mission, schools are welcoming several new principals.
In a way, county fairs offer a taste of what you’ll find at the bigger state fairs. The Kansas State Fair, held Sept. 5-14 in Hutchinson, and the Missouri State Fair, held Aug. 7-17 in Sedalia, share a lot of rich, common ground with the county fairs.