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OPPD meets many recommendations of state commission on racial equity in policing

At last night’s Public Safety meeting, Overland Park Police Department Chief Frank Donchez shared the ways his department is meeting the Kansas Commission on Racial Equity and Justice’s recommendations. The department is meeting and will continue to work at nearly all of the commission’s 24 recommendations, Donchez said.  Some of those recommendations include: Increasing transparency […]

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Community outreach begins on possible U.S. 69 improvement project

If you drive U.S. 69, you probably have some thoughts about traffic. The Kansas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Overland Park, is hosting virtual meetings so you can learn more about 69 Express, the U.S. 69 Expansion Project. Currently, officials are engaged in an in-depth study of how to best reduce […]

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Mike Mosher Boulevard honors a fallen hero

A section of 123rd Street now has a new name: Mike Mosher Boulevard. The name change honors fallen Overland Park Police Officer Mike Mosher, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year. Last night, City Council approved renaming 123rd Street between Blue Valley Parkway and Metcalf. Police Chief Frank Donchez took input […]

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As playoff football nears, watch out for illegal merch vendors

You’re driving down a City street, and you notice a stand selling Kansas City Chiefs gear that isn’t usually there. Stands like these pop up across the metro during the playoffs, scattered throughout parking lots and on street corners. In Overland Park, there are specific requirements in order for the vendors to operate legally. Vendors […]

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Try these ideas to keep kids happy and learning mid-pandemic

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park Going on ten months into this pandemic, you and the kids might be getting tired, bored or itchy to do something fun. If you’re looking for something to do with the family while staying happy and healthy, here’s some options right here in our city. Take […]

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Where to find the most accurate and up-to-date COVID-19 information

By Erin Dougherty for the City of Overland Park It seems like information about COVID-19 changes frequently, and comes to us through many channels including email, social media, websites and news outlets.  We all want to know the best ways to protect our families from this deadly virus and what to do if we think […]

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Kick off healthy habits in 2021 with 15% off community center memberships

Exercise can improve your physical health and your mental health, and an annual promotion at Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center can improve your financial health. Save 15% when you purchase an annual community center membership, annual group exercise membership, or annual total fit membership during the first 15 days of 2021. […]

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PGA recognizes OP golf pros

Take a lesson at Sykes Lady Overland Park Golf Club or St. Andrews Overland Park Golf Club, and you’ll be learning from the best in the midwest. The PGA Midwest recognizes golf pros from the region every year with its Special Awards. In 2019 and 2020, the PGA Midwest Section recognized three Overland Park golf […]

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Avoiding costly COVID-19 scams

By Erin Dougherty for the City of Overland Park People all over the country are falling prey to a number of costly COVID-19 scams, including Kansas residents. The FBI and Secret Service have described these types of scams as the “other coronavirus crisis,” stating, “the more catastrophic the event, the more active the fraudsters.” As Kansas Attorney […]

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