Continuing complaints of stench from the landfill have made for a rocky start for Waste Management, which bought the operations from Deffenbaugh Industries in March 2015. According to Shawnee’s records, there have been 197 complaints about smells since January — more than for the entirety of 2015 — and four times as many as in 2014, when there were 47 complaints.
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District board of commissioners voted 7-1 Wednesday night to raze Mack House north of Shawnee Mission Park. The 1940s-era structure, which has deteriorated over the years and recently became the target of extensive vandalism given its remote location.
The Dessertery opened in April at 5428 Roberts St. with items ranging from chocolate waffles for breakfast, coconut cake with a bed of lime curd, French beignets, flourless white chocolate cake and more. Also Overland Park is getting a new Westlake Ace Hardware.
Architects last week unveiled conceptual plans for the $18.1 million library branch slated for 22435 W. 66th St. in western Shawnee. The two-story, 33,548-square-foot building would feature floor-to-ceiling glass along three of its four sides, a thoroughly modern look designed to let in lots of natural light and attract attention from those driving by on Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Services can be as simple as paying rent for access to space and equipment or as complex as equity or other type of arrangement involving technical help from the shop’s own design team of contracted experts in a variety of fields
Last fall, teacher Lisa Fox won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance for new technology, including iPads for its 450 students. It also invested in equipment to help students learn how to write code for robotic cars. The cars took part in a recent race that drew NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne.
An Old Town Lenexa plan with new green space for community events, an expanded community center to include space for seniors and reconfigured traffic and parking has emerged as the favorite of residents.
Two Kansas groups — a team of fifth-graders from Rosehill Elementary School in Lenexa in Shawnee Mission and a team of third-graders from Cedar Hills Elementary in Overland Park in the Blue Valley district — have received an honorable mention in the national ExploraVision competition for projects based on these ideas.
More than half of the corrugated metal pipes are close to or exceed their 35-year lifespan. About 8.5 percent of the city’s pipes are in immediate need of replacement, and 23 percent will need patching soon.
Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, which has contracts for animal control with seven cities in Johnson County and four in Missouri, has revised its policy. Cats will only be picked up if they appear to be injured or dangerous.