Building permits for new single-family homes climbed nearly 30 percent in May from the same month a year ago, the report said. There were 153 construction permits issued during the month, boding well for the remainder of the year.
Lunden Jensen was born with a rare brain malformation called lissencephaly that has left her developmentally and physically disabled. Family friend Ann Butenas of Overland Park has made it her mission to help them raise the money they need to buy a van. She started an online fundraiser on youcaring.com.
The Overland Park church has made regular trips to San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala to help build a school over the last few years under the auspices of the non-profit humanitarian organization Transformational Journeys. The church raised more than $40,000 for the project and worked with local stone masons to build the structure.
Aug. 5 primary pits Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer; former Mission Mayor Laura McConwell; insurance company executives Vincent Alex DiCarlo and Mark Nauser, and former state legal services worker Rachel Sciolaro, who has been active in the Republican party.
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Incumbent Amanda Grosserode is opposed in the Republican primary by attorney and businesswoman Jameia Haines, who has staked out more moderate positions, and Ray Marshall. The two Democrats vying to oppose the Republican in the general election are business consultant and Democratic Party activist Arthena Easterwood and pharmaceutical salesman Don McGuire. The district covers parts of Overland Park and Lenexa, mainly south of Interstate 435
At 16, she she is ranked 107th among all equestrians in the country by the U.S. Equestrian Federation and is internationally ranked. Five years ago, she became the youngest rider in history to win a national standard Grand Prix competition. Holloway wants to be an Olympian, the highest level an equestrian can achieve.
If approved, the bike and pedestrian plan would knit the city’s neighborhoods and major destinations together with a network of routes that “is safe, pleasant and comfortable for all groups,” according to the proposal.
Crossroads 80 project would include about 230 apartments and 16,000 square feet of office and/or retail space, plus a multilevel parking garage, replacing the former Sonic drive-in restaurant and O’Neill Honda buildings on the southeast corner of 80th Street and Metcalf Avenue.
HB 2578 went into effect Tuesday. Prairie Village and Lenexa repealed their bans on open carry in the past month while Overland Park, Merriam and Roeland Park repealed bans more than a year ago. Leawood and the consolidated government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., will remove their bans now that the state law is effective. Some cities, like Shawnee and Olathe, had no gun restrictions on the books.