Cub Scout Pack 3597 holds mock election and meets Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach. Cub Scout Pack 3597 from Trailwood Elementary School had their own election recently to elect their favorite Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker or Kylo Ren. Adding to the fun, the popular Star Wars characters made an appearance at their meeting to campaign and make sure the votes were counted correctly. Adding some gravity to the gathering was guest speaker, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach. And it was a tight race with Kylo Ren edging Skywalker by two votes.
Mission Hills reopens 63rd Street after 10 months of work. Mission Hills has reopened 63rd Street to crosstown traffic after being closed since early January. Some finishing work still remains however. The sidewalk on the bridge is closed until stone work is completed. And beginning Monday, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane for at least two weeks. The west bound lane of 63rd Street will be closed from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays to complete the installation of the stone cap on the north side of the bridge. Once the stonework on the north side is complete, crews will move to the south side of the bridge and the east bound lane of 63rd Street will be closed while that stone cap is installed. The city anticipates having all stonework along the roadway completed and the sidewalk open prior to Christmas.
Prairie Village Planning Commission to hold special meeting Tuesday on rezoning request from Homestead Estates. The Prairie Village Planning Commission has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 7700 Mission Rd. to consider a request for rezoning by Homestead Estates. The developer of the former Homestead Country Club property on Mission Road wants to rezone the site from single family residential to planned single family residential. Eleven homes are planned for the site. Neighboring homes to the north along Delmar Lane have complained that poor drainage has caused silt to run into their backyards during heavy rains.
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