Overland Park & Leawood

Overland Park & Leawood

Leawood woman maintains regional flavor with Guy’s Snacks

Like most potato chip companies, Guy’s started as a mom-and-pop business, said Janine Joslin of Leawood, who has owned the brand since 2007. It was at one time, a $100 million company with a big plant in Liberty, she said, but after a succession of owners the original company went bankrupt in 1999. Now Guy’s production is in Lenexa and its distribution is regional.

Overland Park & Leawood

Overland Park OK’s BluHawk controversial plan for hockey arena, hotels and space museum

Reassured by staff reports that the area can handle the traffic, Overland Park City Council members approved the BluHawk development for an arena, hotels and a satellite branch of the Cosmosphere space museum near 159th Street and Antioch Road. The entire BluHawk development covers a 300-acre area and includes a health care facility, homes, shopping and hotels. The action Monday involved about 117.5 acres in the northern part, where developers want to put a 7,500-seat arena and a branch of the Hutchinson-based Cosmosphere space museum.

Government & Politics

Tom Watson and neighbors lose Overland Park annexation fight

The case involved an area of southern Overland Park between Pflumm Road and U.S. 69, roughly from 167th Street to 191st Street, with a couple of smaller stretches extending farther south. Residents in the area, including professional golfer Tom Watson, fought the annexation when it was first proposed, but eventually lost their court case. However the issue was contentious enough that it inspired the Kansas Legislature to rewrite its annexation rules, requiring a vote of approval from residents of proposed areas to be annexed.

Overland Park & Leawood

Overland Park council OKs controversial Brookridge redevelopment

The project to redevelop the Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club site near Interstate 435 and Antioch Road was first proposed in 2014 by Curtin Property Co. It was controversial from the start, with neighbors dreading the loss of the green space and the increased traffic to be generated by 2,076 apartments, 1.84 million square feet of office space, 251,000 square feet of retail space, a 650-seat movie theater and 500 hotel rooms, not to mention a 3,500-seat performance venue.

Northeast Joco

Working to cure cancer in the high school science lab

High school seniors from Johnson County who won honors at an international science competition this month came out of two specialized Johnson County high school biology programs that have offered them the opportunity to use equipment and techniques many scholars do not experience until graduate school or beyond.

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Add singer/songwriter to the list of accomplishments of Mizzou's Olympics-bound wrestler J'den Cox. He recently worked through "Routine," with his mother, Cathy Cox, in the Tigers' wrestling facility.
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