Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Leon Butler of Brookside Optical was one of the entrepreneurs to talk to students as a part of the first ever Entrepreneurship Day at Indian Hills.
Leon Butler of Brookside Optical was one of the entrepreneurs to talk to students as a part of the first ever Entrepreneurship Day at Indian Hills.
Indian Hills students learn about entrepreneurship. Indian Hills students last week got a chance to learn about starting their own enterprises at the first ever Entrepreneurship Day at the school. Seven community entrepreneurs worked with seventh grade social studies classes to answer questions about how to start a business. The event was organized by social studies teacher Judith Schieszer.

WaterOne recognized for best tasting water in Kansas. Johnson County’s water utility, WaterOne, recently earned the 2014 award from the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association for “Best Tasting Water in Kansas.” WaterOne had previously earned the distinction in 2006 and 2011. No other utility has won the award more.

Roeland Park announces prescription discount card. Roeland Park is re-launching a program to provide residents with some relief from the cost of prescription medications. The program, sponsored by the National League of Cities, makes free prescription discount cards available to city residents. The cards have not restrictions based on ag, income or existing health coverage. Cards are available at city hall, the Roeland Park Community Center and the Cedar Roe Library.

Overland Park gives first approval to CID for Ranchmart South. The Overland Park City Council on Monday voted in favor of the city taking the first step toward creation of a Community Improvement District for Ranchmart South, the center on the southeast corner of 95th Street and Mission Road. The CID would impose a one cent sales tax on purchases at the center to help fund maintenance of the facilities, including parking lots and landscaping. CIDs passed in 2010 were used to fund the redevelopments of the Village Shops and Corinth Square. [Ranchmart project advances in Overland Park — Kansas City Star]