Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2012

Heard in Bonner: The Chiefs are coming

September 27, 2012

News and notes from around town:

• Bonner Springs Elementary School will have some excitement later this month — the Kansas City Chiefs will make a visit to the school Oct. 30. Every Tuesday of the football season this fall, the Chiefs Community Caring Team, consisting of players, team personalities, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf, will make a visit to Kansas City-area schools that are selected as a Chiefs Play 60 School. They also are entered for a chance to be named as an NFL Play 60 Super School and receive a $10,000 Health and Wellness grant.

• Mike Webb, Edwardsville city administrator, said Monday that has received a MidAmerica Regional Council funding for reconstruction of Kansas Avenue, though I think that won’t be until 2015, and also through MARC, a Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality grant to build a walking trail connecting the city park, riverfront park and downtown Edwardsville — once again, that won’t be built until 2014. Much closer on the horizon is the extension (fourth phase) of Bonner Springs’ walking trail, which will be partially funded through a Kansas Department of Transportation grant. It will be put out to bid in mid-October, which I believe means construction could begin next year.

• This may fall into the better-late-than never category, but Sisters Restaurant has closed. I believe it actually closed a couple of weeks ago, which is why I say this is late. The closure leaves the Prairie Plaza retail strip center (east of K-7 on K-32) completely vacant, and the city plans to work with the owners to help attract new businesses there.

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