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Archives for June, 2010
Tweet Bike helmets work. And Otis Clough wants to make sure that every kid in Prairie Village knows it. That’s why the Clough family’s “Headstrong for Jake Foundation” will be hosting its annual Bike Rodeo during the VillageFest Fourth of July festivities on Sunday. Kids who register for the event will be able to get [...]
Tweet Monetarily minded Fairway residents still have one day to complete the citizen survey the city will be using to help create a balanced budget and prioritize city services for 2011. To take the survey, click here.
Tweet Franklin Grammer, the man accused of shooting his estranged wife Betty as she was painting a Fairway home with her boyfriend and another man last year, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in a Kansas court earlier this week. The murder took place in the 6200 block of Glenfield on July 8, 2009. The [...]
Tweet Johnson County Transit (affectionately referred to as “The JO”) has announced that starting next Tuesday, July 6, it will begin offering flex-route service along the 75th Street corridor, including Prairie Village. Route 875 Flex will allow riders to have the bus come and pick them up at their homes, provided they are withing three-fourths [...]
Tweet (Yet another PVPost.com story filed under “political yard sign observations”…) Rob Bruchman dominates yards. The Shawnee Mission East and KU Law School graduate is currently making his first foray into elective politics by running to succeed Kevin Yoder (for whom Bruchman was once a legislative intern) as the District 20 state representative. And his [...]
Tweet The city of Fairway’s governing body has released a set of its top policy priorities for the coming years based on the outcomes of a strategic planning session the city council and city staff held last week. City Administrator Kate Gunja said in an email that after the council had crafted its draft vision [...]
Tweet If you haven’t swung by the Village Shops or Corinth Square for the annual sidewalk sale yet, today would be a good day to do it. Because the deal-fest will be over at sundown. Bummer.
Tweet Meadowbrook Country Club, whose declining membership and related financial troubles have left the club’s future uncertain, announced this week that is was canceling its annual Fourth of July fireworks display. The show had been a Prairie Village tradition for years.
Tweet Do you love Prairie Village? Do you love the Fourth of July? Well, then have we got an opportunity for you! Prairie Village is still looking for a few volunteers to help out at the 14th annual VillageFest celebration, to be held on the grounds around city hall from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. [...]
Tweet The bad news for those of you hoping to beat the heat with a dip in the Fairway city pool this afternoon is that it’s going to be closing at 3:30 p.m. in preparation for a Fairway vs. Overland Park swim meet. The good news is that Fairway pool members can go to the [...]
Tweet In his column in yesterday’s paper, Johnson County Sun co-publisher Steve Rose endorsed U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran (District 1) for the Senate seat being vacated by Sam Brownback, and state Rep. Kevin Yoder for the U.S. Congress seat being vacated by Rep. Dennis Moore (District 3). Rose called Yoder a “fireball,” and said that [...]
Tweet Pie: what’s not to love? There’s the crust. And then the filling. And…I guess that’s about all there is to pie. But the crust and the filling are very lovable, so… Anyway, to honor this great summer treat, and shine some light on its rich, delicious history, Fairway Parks and Recreation is putting on [...]
Tweet State Rep. Kevin Yoder may be dominating the fundraising race among the crowded Republican field of candidates seeking the District Three congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Dennis Moore, but in Prairie Village and Fairway, at least, he appears to be losing the race to see who can get the most promotional signs planted [...]
Tweet Prairie Village residents: if you felt especially proud this morning and couldn’t put your finger on why, it’s possible you were caught in the great aura of victory emanating from a very large trophy now at city hall. Yesterday, a foursome made up of Mayor Ron Shaffer, council members Al Herrera and Dale Warman, [...]
Tweet The outage that left approximately 2,000 Prairie Village homes without power last night was caused by a heat-related mechanical failure, according to KCP&L. The event was not related to a surge in demand, and is not expected to occur again, said a KCP&L spokeswoman.
Tweet It’s hot out. Really, really hot out. But that isn’t stopping the merchants at Corinth and the Village Shops from putting on their annual Sidewalk Sale. Donna Potts of the Village Merchants Association said that approximately 20 shops will be participating in the sale, though some have moved their discounted items inside on account [...]
Tweet KCP&L has confirmed that approximately 2,000 homes in Prairie Village lost power around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Some residents reported that they had power restored around 8:30. A cause for the outage has yet to be determined, said a KCP&L spokeswoman, but once all power has been restored, the company will go about trying to [...]
Tweet This summer, Mayor Ron Shaffer is beseeching residents to ask not what Prairie Village can do for them, but what they can do for Prairie Village. His suggestion? Hang out more with your neighbors. In his column in the city’s newsletter, Shaffer writes that he “challenge(s) Prairie Village residents to make the most of [...]
Tweet We like what we’ve got. And we want to keep it this way. That seemed to be the overriding sentiment coming out of the City of Fairway strategic planning session on Tuesday morning, where council members and city staff worked to craft a draft vision statement for where they hoped the city would be [...]
Tweet Dr. Jennifer McAroy recently signed a lease with the Village Merchants Association, and will be opening up a dental office in a space on Tomahawk Rd. late this summer. McAroy received her dental degree in 2004, and did a residency from 2004-05 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma where she worked with sedation and [...]
Tweet Debate over the issue was long, and its presence on the agenda controversial, but with a 7-5 vote on Monday night the Prairie Village city council took the first step toward establishing a test location for an “overlay district” that would help bring legal clarification to home association design standards that have been deemed [...]
Tweet The city of Fairway will be holding an all-day strategic planning session on Tuesday in the council chambers at city hall, 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Ste. 100. The session, which will be moderated by Molly Saunders, will feature an exercise in which attendees help envision Fairway in the year 2030, and then set and [...]
Tweet Prairie Village residents who called to have a special pickup scheduled for flood-damaged items should have everything out to the curb by 5 p.m. tonight, according to the city’s Web site. Deffenbaugh will send crews to collect the items at houses north of 75th Street on Tuesday, and at houses south of 75th Street [...]
Tweet Well, at least it will help break the heat a bit. You can see the official weather service warning here. The city of Prairie Village has preemptively closed access to the Brush Creek crossover on 74th Street.
Tweet Construction crews have gutted the insides of the space in the State Line Shopping Center, just south of 75th St. and State Line Rd., that will house a Noodles & Co. restaurant slated to open late this summer. A Noodles & Co. location opened up on the Plaza in March in the space on [...]