Latest Johnson County, Kansas Stories

2014-04-28 23:10:00

Renew Crew of Johnson County celebrates its Twelfth anniversary as the leading provider of outdoor surface cleaning and power washing in Kansas City KS at the annual Spring Kickoff. Olathe, KS (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The beginning of springtime means that homeowners are thinking about wood cleaning, pressure washing and similar outdoor cleaning services to revive the look of their yards, decks and patios. The team at Renew Crew of Johnson County has been preparing for the busy spring...

2014-03-10 23:23:12

Students from Wyandotte High School are getting much deserved attention for stepping up as environmental leaders in their community through the EE Community Connections program, supported by national non-profit Earth Force. This week, Mayor Holland will join the students as they work work directly with environmental engineers to build birdhouses on the plant’s property, as part of GM’s habitat restorations goals. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Students from Wyandotte High...

Google Expands Its Gigabit Fiber Internet To Olathe, Kansas
2013-03-20 14:58:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google announced plans last July to rollout its Gigabit Fiber Internet service to residents of Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri. Like their competitors, Google´s Fiber can also be bundled with TV offerings. Unlike their competitors, Google Fiber offers Internet speeds nearing a Gigabit per second, or about 100 times faster than speeds from Comcast, Verizon and others. Until today, this service was only available to...

2011-02-03 11:45:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The renowned and celebrated actor and director, LeVar Burton, will visit Metro Kansas City in mid February. Mr. Burton, known for his roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow, and Roots, will be the keynote speaker at a special dinner for The Culture House. The event for The Culture House will take place at 6:30 p.m. on February 18, 2011 at The Carlsen Center - Yardley Hall, located on the campus of Johnson County...

2009-09-03 10:22:54

Evidence unearthed by UC students working this summer at Shawnee Lookout park builds the case in the strongest way yet for a direct connection between the Native American cultures of the ancient Hopewell and the modern Shawnee societies. The discoveries continue to surprise for a team of UC students digging in Shawnee Lookout Park, with a major new mound being located and a rare kiln used to fire pottery excavated in recent weeks, along with even more evidence emerging to support the theory...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

By Phil Anderson By Phil Anderson THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL The Shawnee County Commission on Thursday voted 2-0 to acquire a sliver of property just east of the Lake Shawnee Golf Course that will allow access from a new housing development to a walking trail that is being built around the lake. Councilman Vic Miller, citing he lives in the neighborhood, abstained from the vote. Commissioners Shelly Buhler and Ted Ensley voted in favor of acquiring the land. The price for the property,...

2008-08-24 12:00:22

The Capital-Journal One of the key elements of the new two-mile section of the Lake Shawnee Trail will be added at 9 a.m. Monday when an 84-foot-long, 12-foot-wide pedestrian bridge is set in place. The 40-ton bridge will be set by a crane and will tie in the Lake Shawnee Campground and Tinman Circle area to facilities south of S.E. 37th Street, including the Lake Shawnee Golf Course, Shelter House No. 6 and several residential subdivisions located along the east side of the lake. This...

2008-07-15 21:00:13

By Jack Weinstein, The Olathe News, Kan. Jul. 15--Olathe's growth has outpaced every other city in Kansas and Missouri, and the city continues to be one of the fastest growing in the nation. The U.S. Census Bureau released a population report last week that placed Olathe 24th on a list of the fastest-growing cities from 2006-07 with populations of more than 100,000. The population of the second-largest city in Johnson County and fourth largest in the state increased by nearly 3...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Joe Gorden, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 6--The search for a solution to the murky waters at Bedford County's Shawnee State Park continues without answers, but not without action. Early last week, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) personnel sprayed a section of the lake with copper sulfate to combat increasing levels of blue-green algae. "I haven't seen any changes yet," park manager Bob Bromley said a few days after the treatment. "But, I don't...

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