U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier announces 75 GOP endorsements; Schlitterbahn waterpark redevelopment; Pflumm road improvements planned

Barbara Bollier announced last week that 75 Republican current and former elected officials and community leaders have endorsed her campaign for U.S. Senate.

U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier announces 75 endorsements from Kansas Republicans

Barbara Bollier, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced last week that 75 current and former Republican elected officials and community leaders across Kansas have endorsed her campaign.

“It’s exciting to see how many Kansans are ready to put aside hyperpartisanship and political labels to come together and help the people of this great state,” Bollier said in a statement. “I am proud to be running a campaign that is unifying Kansans behind a commonsense vision of working together to expand access to affordable health care, fund our public schools, keep taxes low, and provide good jobs to our people. When we work together and listen to one another, we can achieve great things.”

More than a dozen Republican elected officials and community leaders on the list are from northern Johnson County or Overland Park, including:

  1. Barbara Allen, KS Rep, Overland Park
  2. Pat Colloton, KS Rep, Leawood
  3. Ron Fox, KS Rep, Prairie Village
  4. Linda Gallagher, KS Rep, Lenexa
  5. Stuart Hoffman, City Councilmember, Fairway
  6. Jan Kessinger, KS Rep, Overland Park
  7. Audrey Langworthy, KS Senator, Prairie Village
  8. Tony Liu, City Councilmember, Fairway
  9. Patty Markley, KS Rep, Overland Park
  10. Donna Owens, City Councilmember, Overland Park
  11. Tim Owens, KS Senator, Overland Park
  12. Jill Quigley, KS Rep, Lenexa
  13. Gary Sherrer, Lieutenant Governor, Overland Park
  14. John Skubal, KS Senator, Overland Park
  15. Sheryl Spalding, KS Rep, Overland Park
  16. John Vratil, KS Senate Vice President, Overland Park
  17. Ron Worley, KS Rep, Lenexa
  18. Jim Yonally, KS Rep, Overland Park

Ex-Sporting KC execs planning redevelopment of Schlitterbahn waterpark in KCK

Two former Sporting KC executives are seeking tax dollars to help finance a redevelopment plan for the defunct Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

Homefield LLC is proposing to build a $330 million multi-sport complex that would include indoor and outdoor amenities and add retail, office and entertainment space. The complex would also house soccer, football, baseball and lacrosse fields, along with water sports like paddleboarding, dragon boat racing and kayaking.

They’re seeking $130 million in Kansas STAR bonds, an incentive program that redirects sales taxes to help offset the cost of major projects. [Ex-Sporting KC execs plan $330M redevelopment of KCK’s defunct Schlitterbahn waterpark — The Kansas City Star]

Shawnee planning month-long roadwork project on Pflumm near Shawnee Mission Parkway

The city of Shawnee this week began roadwork on Pflumm Road. Starting Monday, southbound traffic on Pflumm will be detoured from Shawnee Mission Parkway to 71st Street.

The detour is scheduled to last until Sept. 26th. This is Phase 1 of storm water construction, curb and gutter work, and road paving.

Overland Park hosts ‘Chalk the Walk’ event

The city of Overland Park is hosting a “Chalk the Walk” event filled with various activities in an effort to cover the city with positive messages.

Chalk the Walk began on Aug. 28 and lasts until Sept. 7. People are encouraged to follow this year’s theme, which is the city’s 60th anniversary. Below are the categories that will be judged from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10:

  • Best use of a sidewalk blemish
  • Best art under 12-years-old
  • Best use of the theme
  • Uplifting works of art
  • People’s choice

Additional information such as do’s and don’t’s can be found on the city’s website here.