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U.S. 69 Improvements at top of KDOT list

Expansion of U.S. 69 Highway from 103rd St. south to 151st St. is the state’s top-rated highway project. On Thursday, Kansas Department of Transportation released its list of rated projects as part of the newly created Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE). Major highway projects worth $1.6 billion are being added to KDOT’s development pipeline where […]

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Summer Overview in your mailbox

Overview is the city’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods, recreational and environmental news. The Overview Summer 2020 features articles about The 2021 budget process, which begins in June The City’s 60th Anniversary Bicycle patrols from the Overland Park Police Department Steps […]

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New Ward 4 Council Member sworn in

Monday night the Overland Park City Council appointed a new council member for Ward 4, Stacie Gram. The City Council appointed Gram to fill a vacant City Council seat following a selection process through Council Vacancy Screening Committee and Committee of the Whole interviews. City Clerk Elizabeth Kelley swore in Council Member Gram at the […]

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Outdoor pools to remain closed for 2020 season

In the interest of public health and safety, Overland Park’s five outdoor public pools will not open for the 2020 summer season. The Overland Park City Council voted Monday night to keep Bluejacket, Marty, Stonegate, and Young’s Pools and Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center closed. All five outdoor pools were scheduled to be open Memorial Day […]

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Memorial services to affect traffic

Tuesday and Wednesday, memorial services for Officer Mike Mosher will affect traffic near College and Metcalf. Tuesday during Officer Mosher’s drive-thru visitation at the Overland Park Convention Center from 4-6 p.m. During Tuesday’s visitation, 110th Street will be closed between Woodson and Lamar (north of the Overland Park Convention Center) to allow for visitation traffic.  […]

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Council Vacancy Screening Committee to interview eight candidates

Overland Park’s City Council Vacancy Screening Committee will interview eight residents who applied for the open Ward 4 City Council position. The committee met on Monday night and discussed the applications of 12 residents, prioritizing those with local public service experience. The eight candidates to be interviewed are: Steven Baru Ashley D. Bieck William (Bill) […]

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Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty

Late Sunday afternoon, an Overland Park Police Department officer was killed in the line of duty. Officer Mike Mosher was killed while investigating a hit-and-run call near 123rd and Antioch. Mosher was on his way into work when he accepted the call. “It’s a difficult, difficult thing to know that one of our officers is […]

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Mental Health Task Force to meet, consider community needs

Managing stress, anxiety, and other emotions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic is always challenging for vulnerable individuals in the Overland Park community. “Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in certain mental health calls to the Overland Park Police Department,” said Ward 6 Council Member Chris Newlin. “Young or old, throughout Overland Park, there appears to be […]

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Screening committee to recommend new Ward 4 City Council member

Overland Park’s City Council screening committee will begin the task of searching for, interviewing and recommending a new representative for Ward 4. At Monday night’s City Council meeting, the City Council approved a declaration of vacancy for the Ward 4 City Council position formerly held by Gina Burke. Burke moved out of the city in […]

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Overland Park Drive-Thru Farmers’ Market to open as essential food source

The Overland Park Drive-Thru Farmers’ Market will open April 25 at the parking lot of the Overland Park Convention Center. A drive-thru format will provide minimal to no-contact shopping, minimizing the risk of spreading coronavirus to vendors and customers. Vehicles will follow a one-way path through the parking lot to the north of the convention center. Shoppers […]

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