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Archives for August, 2010
Tweet The Fairway city council has announced that it will convene on Thursday, August 12 for a special meeting to consider the 2011 budget. The meeting will start at city hall at 7:30 p.m.
Tweet Since the process began in early spring, some members of the Fairway governing body have expressed concern that they weren’t getting much feedback from citizens about the 2011 budget. Attendance at public hearings was low. Response to a city-wide Web survey was anemic. But with just over two weeks until the city must send [...]
Tweet It was hot on Saturday, if you didn’t notice. But that didn’t stop the Prairie Village Police Department from going all out in the Johnson County Law Enforcement Summer Games, a fundraising event for the Special Olympics. Officers from the Leawood, Lenexa, Fairway, Merriam, Olathe, Overland Park, Prarie Village, Shawnee and Spring Hill departments [...]
Tweet A public hearing on the 2011 Fairway budget will be held at Fairway city hall tonight starting at 7 p.m. This is the last public hearing that will be held before the city must submit its final budget to the county on August 25. At issue is the city’s need to fill a nearly [...]
Tweet Well, we’re kind of at a loss for what to do here. Technically, the Corinth Hills picnic and pool party held at Harmon Park last night wasn’t a block party. I mean, no block was partitioned off, and an entire homes association was involved. But you did have a whole bunch of people getting [...]
Tweet Just a reminder that there’s still time to buy tickets for the Eldar concert at Indian Hills Country Club this Saturday — proceeds go to benefit the Prairie Village Jazz Festival. Friday, August 6: The Jeff Jenkins Band plays on the patio at BRGR from 9 p.m. to midnight (no admission cost) The Corinth [...]
Tweet A car accident at the intersection of 69th Street and Nall Avenue at 4:45 p.m. yesterday left a 67-year-old woman dead, and her husband, who was driving the car, injured. Here’s the press release from the Prairie Village Police Department: On August 5, 2010, at approximately 1648 hours officers were dispatched to an accident [...]
Tweet Signs encouraging residents to voice opposition to Fairway’s proposed tax hike have sprouted up around the area. Fairway sent an email to residents yesterday giving them an update on the budget process, and outlining the cost cutting measures they’d taken to reduce the proposed tax rate increase from 8.766 mills to 6.508 mills (the [...]
Tweet Mission Hills native Bobby Bollier notched a fourth place finish last night in the 200 meter butterfly finals at the USA National Swimming Championships in Irvine, Cal. Bollier had put in the third fastest performance in the preliminaries for the event, but was edged down a spot in the finals after Mark Dylla of [...]
Tweet Peaches the puppy is out of peril. Fully three weeks after the dog scurried out of Chico’s in the Village Shops and across Mission Road, her owners, Gail and Norm Kantor of south Kansas City, Mo., found her in the bed of Brush Creek just west of Indian Hills Country Club. “She’s such a [...]
Tweet In statewide primaries that saw higher-than-average voter turnout, state Sen. Terrie Huntington, who was elected to the District 7 seat by Republican precinct committee people after David Wysong retired last year, withstood a challenge from tax-cutting evangelist David Harvey, and newcomer Rob Bruchman put up dominant numbers to defeat challenger Stephanie Sawyer Clayton for [...]
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Tweet Pembroke Hill graduate and Stanford junior Bobby Bollier will hit the pool at the USA Swimming National Championships in Irivine, Cal., today as one of the top-ranked butterfliers in the United States. It just so happens that his best event is also the one that prolific Olympian Michael Phelps holds the world record in. [...]
Tweet The Prairie Village city council on Monday approved a .692 mill increase in the city’s property tax rate for 2011 — although Prairie Village residents can expect to see their actual property tax bills from the city drop slightly from 2010 levels. The county appraiser predicts that property values in the city will fall [...]
Tweet Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is election day. So go out and exercise the wonderful right that makes this country so great! Or stay at home and watch reruns of “That’s So Raven.” Either way. We won’t judge. To find your polling place, visit the Johnson County Election Office’s voter record finder here.
Tweet Eldar Djangirov was just 10 years old when he moved from his native Kyrgyzstan to the Kansas City area, his family drawn here by the city’s rich jazz history, seeing it as a fertile ground for the piano prodigy’s maturation. At 12, he became the youngest person featured on the NPR show Piano Jazz. [...]
Tweet Much like the weather, the competition just keeps heating up. The good people of Pawnee Street put on their seventh annual neighborhood get together this weekend — a soiree bound to score high marks in a number of our judging categories. The unofficial theme seemed to be: water. There was the presence of the [...]