Your daily planner: Friday, Jan. 21

Bronze statues, like this one at Shawnee's Pioneer Park off Shawnee Mission Parkway, may be the only ones hardy enough to be outdoors today, as temperatures will remain in the single digits and teens until the afternoon. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

Hello, everyone! It’s Nikki welcoming you to a new Friday in Johnson County.

Forecast: ☀️ High: 28, Low: 22. Sunny with light winds in the morning.


  • We made it to round two of the playoffs! The Chiefs will take on the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. with the game airing on CBS.
  • College basketball is also on tap this weekend.
    • KU will play at K-State Saturday in the first Sunflower Showdown this season. The game tips at 3:00 p.m. and will stream on ESPN+.
    • Mizzou goes on the road at Alabama Saturday. That game starts at 5 p.m. and will air on ESPN’s SEC Network.
  • Kansas City Restaurant Week is coming to a close this Sunday, so get your final orders in! Click here to lean more about some of the Johnson County restaurants that are participating.
  • Check out the calendar for Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College. Three performances are happening this weekend, including a kids jam series about dinosaurs on Saturday and two musical concerts Sunday.


There are no public meetings scheduled today.


  • KC-based Cosmo Burger announced its tentative plan to open in the Lenexa Public Market on May 1. This will be the second location for the restaurant, which began operating as a kitchen out of Dodson’s Bar and Commons in Waldo in 2020.
  • The Olathe School District had its first day back in classes Thursday after an extended holiday weekend due to COVID-related shortages. Around 250 substitutes were still called in and 50 staff position remained open. [KSHB]
  • Shawnee Mission East girls’ basketball player Abigail Long was named KSHB 41/Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week. The point guard is one of the top scorers in the Sunflower League at 17.5 points per game. [KSHB]