November 28, 2015

County provides emergency texting service

Amy Cunningham Thanks to a text messaging system implemented by Johnson County Emergency Management, residents now have an extra line of defense at their fingertips when preparing for incoming severe weather or other emergencies that might affect the area. According to Adam Crowe, assistant director of community preparedness, JOCOALERT is an SMS text messaging Continue Reading

Edgerton makes new agreement with county for 191st

Danedri Thompson Edgerton City Council members approved an interlocal agreement that would see Johnson County design and construct improvements to 191st Street between Four Corners Road and Waverly Road during a meeting Thursday night. In the process, the city rescinded an agreement that would’ve had the county make improvements from Four Corners all the Continue Reading

Johnson County offers free soil tests

Through a grant provided by Johnson County Stormwater Management, a limited number of free soil tests are available from Johnson County K-State Research and Extension. Knowing the base fertility of soil is important for proper plant growth and is especially important for fall lawn reseeding. Testing is the only way to know the nutrient levels Continue Reading

While home sales plummet nationwide, Johnson County sales inched higher in July

Danedri Thompson The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported this week that sales of existing homes in July dropped to their lowest levels since the organization began keeping numbers, but the numbers paint a rosier picture in Johnson County. Nationwide, a NAR report showed that sales of existing homes were down more than 27 Continue Reading

Gardner museum to receive county grant

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved partial grant funding for a project at The Gardner Historic Museum. The museum will receive $20,000 to do work on the building’s foundation. The Gardner Historic Museum is housed in a Folk Victorian house, built  in 1893, at 204 W. Main St. in Gardner. Museum officials requested Continue Reading

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Public Record: Marriages, Divorces July 7

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Michael Lee Ash, 73, Desoto and Helen Fern Burns, 67, Overland Park Ryan Keith Deines, 29, Leawood and Jessica Ruth Sprott, 25, Leawood Chad Ernest Gilkison, 32, Overland Park and Melissa Sue Rufenacht, 25, Overland Park Eddie Ray Sharp, 49, Gardner and Bidariah Hussain Horan, 49, Spring Hill Brock William Younger, 24, Continue Reading

Public Record: Marriages, Divorces July 6

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Hamid Boumehdi, 41, Kansas City, MO and Franccesca Margarita Usseglio-Carbajal, 20, Lenexa Dennis Evan Cooney, 36, Prarie Village and Michelle Monica Marquez, 30, Prarie Village Todd Allen Fuller, 45, Olathe and Linda Michelle Ball, 37, Olathe Joshua Allen Geary, 28, Overland Park and Sheila Kay Baker, 28, Overland Park Randal Lee Hughes, Continue Reading

Public Record: Marriages, divorces June 24

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Stephen Douglas Faler, 54, Overland Park and Kelly Kay Blake, 40, Shawnee Mark Everett White, 44, Shawnee and Deborah Christine Hartman, 42, Shawnee DIVORCES FILED Jean Asbury vs. Lawrence Asbury Karen A. Cavallo vs. Michael S. Cavallo Stacy Orr vs. John Dixon Gilberta Ann Foster vs. Terry Lee Foster Lindsey K. Gilbert Continue Reading

Public Record: Marriage, Divorces June 23

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED David Scott Alexander, 27, Louisburg and Dawn Michelle Parsons, 25, Louisburg Ivan Leroy Beatty, 46, Olathe and Kris Kimberly Shaffer, 38, Olathe Christopher Lee Corder, 29, Olathe and Heather Michelle Barlow, 22, Olathe Tyler Joseph Guge, 19, Olathe and Refugio Coral Calderon-Villanueva, 19, Olathe Lucky Allen Gunn, 43, Edgerton and Tilisha Ann Continue Reading