Architects unveil conceptual drawing for reworked King Louie building. The architects charged with coming up with a design to transform the abandoned King Louie building near 87th Street and Metcalf Ave. into the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center has released a series of renderings of its early plans for the facility. [Architects detail overhaul of King Louie building — Kansas City Business Journal]
Lancers, Stags top classes in first rankings. Kansas high school football site KPreps.com has released its first set of rankings for the year, and northeast Johnson County’s two defending state champions are at the top, as expected. The Lancers top the Kansas class 6A chart, followed by Blue Valley, Derby, Lawrence and Topeka. Bishop Miege sits at number one in the class 4A-I list, followed by Buhler, Topeka Hayden, Ulysses and Paola. Both the Stags and the Lancers had impressive opening-week wins. [Big shakeup in Class 5A — KPreps.com]
Lancers volleyball squad off to impressive start. SM East’s girls volleyball team backed up its top-ten preseason ranking last week by knocking off the fifth-ranked Blue Valley Northwest team in an early season matchup. Ranked eighth in the state by the Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association, the Lancers look to be poised for a big season.
WaterOne replacing water main in Mission. Starting this month WaterOne will be replacing a six-inch water main along 61st Street in Mission from Lamar to Woodson. The project is expected to take two months to complete and is likely to have water outages of up to four hours at times. The street will be closed to through traffic during the project, but residents will have access to their driveways except when the installation is crossing or near the driveway.
Ash trees coming down in Prairie Village neighborhood. The Countryside East neighborhood of Prairie Village has a high concentration of ash trees forming the canopy over the streets. Many of those trees are in the public right-of-way and the city will be removing most of the trees to get ahead of the destruction of the emerald ash borer. [Chainsaws will attack ash trees shading Prairie Village before lethal beetles can – Kansas City Star]
Three NEJC schools recognized for PTA excellence. Belinder, Merriam Park and Indian Hills have all received the School of Excellence award for their PTAs. The schools, and a fourth Shawnee Mission school, are among only 124 nationwide to receive the honor from the national PTA organization.
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