Sushi Mido in Shawnee offers an all-you-can-eat sushi while discouraging over ordering and waste. The all-you-can-eat special costs $21.99 per person. If you typically order three or four rolls that cost $8, it’s a good deal — especially because the meal comes with crab rangoon or edamame, plus soup or salad.
Happy-X combines a coffee shop and cafe on weekdays with a Peruvian restaurant on the weekends. Retail updates for Leawood’s Park Place and Town Center Plaza, and Overland Park’s Prairiefire. Mission’s new bar and restaurant, The Bar, plans a mid-November opening.
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.
John Bowman, a volunteer for the Shawnee Police Department, has started conducting free security surveys in early June for Shawnee residents on the department’s behalf. Other police departments in Joco offer the service, too, such as Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa and Leawood.
The new Shawanoe Elementary School at 11230 W. 75th St. in Shawnee, will be going up near the existing building. It will be slightly larger than the current school, with capacity for 500 to 550 students.
Erfurt Park will have two shelters, multipurpose activity fields, European-themed gardens, a playground, a nature playground, a walking trail, public parking, a lookout mound near the sports fields and enlargement of an existing pond.
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.
The latest chapter in what has been a years-long struggle is unfolding now before the Johnson County Commission. The city of Shawnee, over strenuous objections from Bell Road residents, asked the commission to approve a 25-acre sewer district that would serve the yet-to-be-developed southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road.