Overland Park & Leawood

Overland Park & Leawood

Leawood City Council fills last vacant seat

Dr. Steven Kaster will replace Louis Rasmussen as a Ward 2 council member. The council had been seeking a replacement since June when Rasmussen stepped down after 26 years on the council. The council approved Kaster’s nomination at its Aug. 15 meeting. He joins Lisa Harrison as Leawood’s other new council member. Harrison was selected to the council in June.

Overland Park & Leawood

Leawood Hen House Market reopens after remodeling, expansion

The store, 11721 Roe Ave., features an expanded prepared food area with such new items as pho, banh mi, waffles, dry-aged steaks, more kosher items and seafood, and the first Hallmark flowers display. It is the top Hen House in sales volume. Pink Antlers Studio opening next week in Leawood and C. Frog’s BBQ Steak Whiskey opens next week in Prairie Village.

Overland Park & Leawood

Veterinary clinic puts its focus on fear-free care

Blake Dickerson and his business partner, Trent Eddy, opened their own business, Ironhorse Veterinary Care in Leawood, focused on minimizing fears of visiting the vet for both animal and owner alike. The vets opened their clinic in October 2015 offering what they refer to as a compassionate alternative to veterinary care.

Development

Metcalf South redevelopment plan approved by Overland Park City Council

The decision puts the project on track for demolition of one of the area’s oldest shopping centers in November and a store opening in the spring of 2018. The preliminary plan calls for the 600,000-square-foot mall to be razed. The Sears store, which abuts it on the south side, would remain and is not a part of the plan. The council’s action was on the preliminary plan. A more detailed final plan will be considered in October.

Videos

KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer

Kansas guard Svi Mykhailiuk discusses how participating in the FIBA U-20 World Championships in Finland helped his game. Mykhailiuk spoke to reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jesse Newell The Kansas City Star
KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer 0:22

KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer

OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths 3:07

OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways 1:47

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings KCK police officer to tears 3:21

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings KCK police officer to tears