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The wheels on the bus go round and round

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Bus service will be increasing in Overland Park. Work has begun to expedite bus service along the Metcalf and Shawnee Mission Parkway transit corridor. There will be 18 transit stations and two-park-and-ride facilities. The new bus stops at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., are currently under construction. Construction of these projects should be complete... »

{What’s New}: Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultra-high-speed internet services to the metro area, Olathe residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Olathe.  The wait is over. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultra-high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network. “We are excited to work... »

New Emergency Notification System in Johnson County

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Those who live or work in Johnson County can now sign up to receive important information about locations they care about through NotifyJoCo, a free public notification system which will communicate emergency information through phone, text and email messages to members of the community. Using contact information provided by users, NotifyJoCo allows local governments... »

Summer Activity Guides are Out for JCPRD

By Alexis | Co-Editor

It’s time to begin planning your summer fun! The JCPRD Summer Camp guide is now out and available on the www.jcprd.com website. This year includes theatre, dance, nature, adventure, swimming and more. We’ve missed out on great camps in the past because of pure procrastination. This year will be different! »

Warm Cars for Thieves

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Each year, about this time, the Merriam Police Department receives numerous calls about stolen vehicles. The Scenario Goes Something Like This: The weather is cold, snowy, and/or icy. Someone starts up his/her car outside their home and runs back inside for “just a few minutes” to let it warm up. Upon returning, the vehicle... »

Flags lowered today for the lost children in Connecticut

By Alexis | Co-Editor

The city of Overland Park is lowering its flags at this moment in tribute to the victims of today’s tragic school shooting in Connecticut. Take this moment and display your flag in honor of the victims, students and faculty, family and friends.                        ... »

Downtown Overland Park Mayor’s Christmas Tree, holiday collection

By Alexis | Co-Editor

  Downtown Overland Park Partnership, Inc. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Holiday entertainment, a visit from Santa, and Mayor Gerlach lights the tree. The recipient of this year’s Mayor’s Tree Fund is the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. To make a cash donation, call 642-2222. Please consider donating an item from their “top 10 wish list” in exchange... »

Overland Park Bike and Walk Corridors Coming

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Overland Park, KS – What will it take to get you to bike or walk more? That’s the question planners are asking. Planners from the cities of Mission and Overland Park, and the Mid-America Regional Council want to know what it will take to get you to walk or ride a bike into the... »

City of Overland Park wants your opinion on how to make the parks better

By Alexis | Co-Editor

TAKE THE PARK SURVEY Overland Park has initiated a planning process to develop the city’s first Comprehensive Parks System Master Plan. The plan will address Overland Park’s current parks, recreation facilities and greenways, and determine how to best meet the future park and recreation needs. It will identify parks and recreational needs for the... »

Police & Fire Open House – Wed. Sept 12, 5:00-8:00pm

By Alexis | Co-Editor

The Police and Fire Open House is on Wednesday, September, 12th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Our theme this year is “A lot can happen in a minute”. There will be station tours, equipment displays, K9 Demonstrations, Rescue Demos, and of course free food and drink!! Parking is at National Bank of Kansas City, 95th and... »