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.
Nicole Feltz, runs her own insurance office in Prairie Village, survived as an abused child who lived for a year in a homeless shelter and became a foster child. Her childhood experiences that motivate her to help those in the foster system today, and she paying it forward in a big way.
Johnson County landfill operators appeared before the Shawnee Planning Commission Wednesday night to explain what steps they are taking to solve problems that have caused a spike in complaints to the city in the months since Deffenbaugh Industries was bought by Waste Management.
Nick Nelson of Shawnee, a junior at Mill Valley High School, is one of 12 students nationwide chosen by an Washington-based educational group to cover the 2016 presidential race from a young perspective.