Barn cat Colby Jack enjoyed another day at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead as it prepares to open for the season in a month. Photo by Lucie Krisman
Good morning! Lucie here with your overview of another Wednesday in Johnson County.
Forecast: 🥵 High: 81. Low: 40. You read that right: it’s going to feel almost like summer today. Also, sunny with winds from 6 to 14 mph.
Overland Park’s Community Development Committeemeets at 7 p.m. tonight. The committee will review a plan for a new $200,000 art installation at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.
Mission’s Community Development Committee also meets tonight at 6:30 pm. Noteworthy items on the agenda include an overview of a preliminary development plan for a new apartment complex on 51st Street and a $1.58 million contract for a citywide street preservation project.
Overland Park’s Chamber of Commerce has announced the eight businesses who will receive recognition for their contributions economic growth in Overland Park. Former mayor Carl Gerlach will also receive a leadership award for his time as the city’s mayor and as a member of the city council. The award winners will be recognized at tomorrow’s Honors Lunch.
KDOT named Olathe as one of the cities across Kansas set to receive funding for aviation projects through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program. The city has been awarded a total of $28,000 for pavement maintenance materials $378,000 for consolidation of airfield electrical service equipment into one electrical vault.
Overland Park has been named eighth of the top 10 happiest cities in the United States, according to Wallethub. The ranking was determined with a range of metrics, such as employment levels and divorce rates. [Fox 4]
Hi! I'm Lucie Krisman, and I cover the city of Leawood and Johnson County Government for the Post.
I'm a native of Tulsa, Okla., but have been living in Kansas since I moved here to attend KU, where I earned my degree in journalism. Prior to joining the Post, I did work for The Pitch, the Eudora Times, the North Dakota Newspaper Association and KTUL in Tulsa.