Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Those fire hydrants won't stay white for long.
Those fire hydrants won’t stay white for long.

Those white fire hydrants won’t stay white. Some readers have inquired about the white fire hydrants popping up around NEJC lately. Rest assured, they will go back to the original yellow base with black cap that is the signature color for hydrants maintained by WaterOne. The hydrants are just getting a white primer coat. Mandy Cawby of WaterOne says the company schedules 3,000 of the 17,000 hydrants for fresh paint each year in the 272 square mile service area. If you see a color different than yellow and black, that means it’s a private hydrant – not WaterOne. The tradition of different colors dates back to the days of private fire companies.

Rep. Yoder given award at KU Med. Rep. Kevin Yoder was presented with the Champion of Science Award for support for federal funding for basic scientific research. The award is given on behalf of the Science Coalition to members of Congress. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little presented the award at the KUMC campus.

Kansas City Hospice names new CEO. David Wiley has been named president and CEO of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. The organization operates Solace House, a grief counseling center supporting children, individuals and families touched by death of a loved one, in Leawood. Its Top Drawer resale shop is located in Ranchmart North. Wiley became involved with the organization during his mother’s final illness and later became a board member before served as the first COO.

Mission Project golf registration open. Registrations and sponsors are now being accepted for The Mission Project golf classic fundraiser which will be held Sept. 19 at the Prairie Highlands Golf Course,

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