Your daily planner for Wednesday, July 6

Good morning! Lucie here with your Wednesday rundown of what’s new and noteworthy here in Johnson County.

Forecast: ☀️ High: 96. Low: 77. Sunny with heat index values up to 104. A 30% chance of thunderstorms after 1 a.m.

Diversions

Public agenda

  • The Shawnee Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The commission will review a final site plan for a new Tidal Wave Auto Spa car wash at 12500 Shawnee Mission Parkway.
  • Overland Park’s Community Development Committee meets at 7 p.m. tonight. The committee will review a funding agreement for a restoration project on the historic Strang Depot at West 80th Street and Santa Fe Drive.
  • Mission’s Community Development Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The committee will receive a presentation about an incoming townhome project that would place 17 new townhomes at the southeast corner of West 58th Terrace and Nall Avenue.

Noteworthy

  • Over the long weekend, Kansas City hospitals saw a spike in burns and other Fourth of July injuries. As of late Monday afternoon, the University of Kansas Health System had treated 25 patients for firework-related injuries — the youngest patient being five years old. [Kansas City Star]
  • Following altered pandemic operations, Kansas currently faces a record-level teacher shortage. New research shows that the pandemic increased stress and burnout for state educators, leaving roughly 1,400 teaching jobs unfilled. [KCUR]