Crash victim’s dad relays details about accident. Dave Draxler, father of David Draxler, one of the four northeast Johnson County natives spoke with Fox 4 Kansas City Monday and spoke about his son’s condition, and what the group had been doing the weekend of the crash. The boys had been camping at Truman Lake, Draxler said.
[Dad talks about accident that killed 2 young men, injured 4 others on holiday weekend — Fox 4]
Overland Park reaches agreement to bring Google Fiber to the city. The city of Overland Park, the lone area holdout in approving a licensing agreement to allow Google Fiber to start serving its residents, joined the bulk of Johnson County cities Monday with a unanimous vote from its city council.
[Overland Park reaches deal to bring in Google Fiber — KMBC]
Prairie Village resident tapped as Wyandotte County United Way campaign honorary chair. Prairie Village resident and Wyandotte County native Joe Vaughan has been named honorary chair of the 2014 Wyandotte County United Way campaign. The 2014 campaign will kick off with a luncheon September 11 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Technology Center.
Library kicks off Generation Exchange storytelling project. The Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park and Recreations District are among the partners in a new storytelling project designed to help older adults share their stories and exchange viewpoints with younger interviewers. Program kits can be used by individuals, families or schools and the interviews can be uploaded and archived at the project’s website. https://generationexchange.mymcpl.org/ The program is a collaborative initiative of the Mid-America Regional Council’s KC Communities for All Ages.
Fairway schedules budget meetings. Ward meetings will be held to discuss the Fairway 2015 budget. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at city hall. Wards 2 and 4 will meet July 15 and Wards 1 and 3 will meet on July 17.