Finn Bullers’ effort to change disabled access sign gets local media attention. Prairie Village resident Finn Bullers’ push to get the cities of Merriam and Prairie Village to adopt an updated version of the disabled accessible sign got a slew of media coverage this week. See our story from last month here.
[Will Merriam be the first Midwest city to adopt modern wheelchair access icon? — KC Star]
[Man hopes to re-brand handicap accessible signs — KSHB]
Meet candidates for county commissioner. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Meet and Greet with the candidates for District 1 Johnson County Commissioner on July 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library. The candidates are Alex DiCarlo, Laura McConwell, Mark Nauser, Rachel Sciolaro and Ron Shaffer.
Prairie Village native receives equestrian award. Prairie Village native Rachel Arnold is the recipient of the Hunter/Jumper Appreciation Award at William Woods University this year. Each year, the school in Fulton, Mo., recognizes outstanding graduating seniors in each riding discipline. The school is one of few in the country that offers a four-year degree in equestrian sciences, and keeps a stable of 157 horses.
Roeland Park native steps back from FC Kansas City. FC Kansas City player and Roeland Park native Nia Williams announced she is stepping back from being a full-time player to accept a teaching job. “At the beginning of May an opening came up, I decided to apply for the job. This was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made,” Williams said. “I was torn because I was going to be leaving one of my dreams for another. I am truly grateful that I was given the opportunity to play for the city I grew up in.”
[FC Kansas City trades Melissa Henderson to Houston Dash — Kansas City Star]