Your daily planner: Monday, March 7

A mere 48 hours ago you could have been like this young girl enjoying some fresh air and spring-like weather on the playground at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Hi there! Leah here welcoming you to the first full week of March in Johnson County.

Forecast: 🌥 It could be a slick drive to work this morning after last night’s snow and ice, so be careful. It will gradually become sunnier today and warm up to a high near 38.


  • The Shawnee Planning Commission meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda are plans for a new multi-family townhome project on Hedge Lane Terrace and a single-family subdivision just north of downtown on Nieman Road.
  • The USD 232 Board of Education meets tonight to discuss at 6 p.m., with plans to take a second look at the district’s updated COVID-19 leave policy for teachers and staff as well as the district’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols.


  • Great Plains SPCA is offering 50% off adoptions for adult dogs and cats starting today and running through Sunday, March 13. The weeklong pet adoption event is in partnership with North Shore Animal League America and Rachael Ray Nutrish as part of Tour for Life 2022. Those interested can drop by during open hours, call (913) 831-7722 or email Details here.


  • The Olathe School District is planning to welcome students back to class at Olathe East High School today and intends to “fully investigate” Friday’s shooting that left a student, school resource officer and assistant principal injured. [KCTV]
  • Jeff Henry, a Texas businessman known for designing the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn water park that caused the death of a young boy, was sentenced to 36 months of probation for possessing methamphetamine at a Merriam hotel. [KCUR]
  • Days before the Olathe East shooting last Friday, voters voters approved a $298.3 million bond initiative to help improve safety across the school district. [The Kansas City Star]