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Overland Park ranks #1 of the "10 Most Intelligent Midsize Cities."

Jul 1, 2014 in Community

Overland Park took the number one spot in the "10 Most Intelligent Midsize Cities" ranking by, announced on June 25, 2014. Read more

SCHEELS breaks ground on state's largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear under one roof

Sep 26, 2013 in Community

ON September 25, SCHEELS broke ground on its 220,000-square- foot store in Overland Park. Read more

Johnson County approves FY 2014 Budget without tax hike

Aug 12, 2013 in Community

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners has adopted an $837.4 million spending plan for next year that does not raise taxes. Read more

Rasmussen College to open Overland Park campus

Sep 13, 2012 in Community

Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited post-secondary institution of higher education, announced plans to open a new campus in Overland Park. Read more

City adopts 2013 budget with more police protection and a tax decrease

Aug 20, 2012 in Community

The Overland Park City Council adopted a 2013 budget that includes more police officers and street maintenance and a slight decrease in the 2012 property tax rate. Read more

Money magazine ranks Overland Park #9 in "Best Places to Live"

Aug 20, 2012 in Community

Once again, Overland Park has scored a Top 10 ranking in Money Magazine's biennial "Best Places to Live" list of America's best small cities. Read more

2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships coming to OP

May 9, 2012 in Community

The US Youth Soccer National Championships is coming to the Overland Park Soccer Complex July 24-28, 2013.

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JCCC to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new hospitality/culinary academy

Apr 24, 2012 in Community

Johnson County Community College will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Hospitality & Culinary Academy on May 22. Read more

Citwide survey reveals impressive results

Mar 19, 2012 in Community

The City of Overland Park's most recent citywide survey revealed that 98% of respondents are very satisfied or satisfied with the city as a place to live. Read more

Johnson County acquires building for future museum site

Nov 18, 2011 in Community

 The Johnson County Board of Commissioners recently approved a real estate purchase of the former site of King Louie West and Ice Chateau, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, for future use by the Museum Department. Read more

USSSA World Series returns to Overland Park

Jul 12, 2011 in Community

Overland Park is one of three local hosts welcoming 100 amateur teams for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12A and 14B World Series, July 18-22. Read more

Next phase of improvements for U.S. 69 beginning

Jul 12, 2011 in Community

Construction on the next phase to improve U.S. 69 highway is set to begin on Monday, July 18. Read more

Overland Park Regional Medical Center announces $121 million expansion

Apr 29, 2011 in Community

Overland Park Regional Medical Center will be the first hospital in Johnson County to offer all private rooms with the completion of a $121 million expansion and extensive renovation project. Read more

Governor announces major transportation projects in Overland Park

Feb 11, 2011 in Community

Governor Sam Brownback was in Overland Park today to announce three major transportation projects including one designed to relieve congestion and enhance safety along U.S. 69 and I-435. Read more

K-State Olathe grand opening set for April 26

Dec 21, 2010 in Community

Kansas State University will hold a grand opening celebration for its new K-State Olathe campus on April 26, 2011. Read more

Overland Park in top 10 of Best Places to Live in America

Jul 12, 2010 in Community

Overland Park is ranked #7 on the 100 Best Places to Live in America list released by CNN (Money magazine) for 2010. Read more

Overland Park one of "America's Top 100 Places to Live for 2010"

Jun 22, 2010 in Community

Overland Park is the only Kansas city included in the 13th annual list of “America’s Top 100 Places to Live for 2010,” announced this week by Read more

KU Edwards to break ground on BEST Building

Apr 15, 2010 in Community

University of Kansas officials will break ground on the Business, Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Building at the KU Edwards Campus on April 21. Read more

Overland Park among nation's wealthiest cities

Feb 26, 2010 in Community

Overland Park ranked #67 in a recent survey of the wealthiest cities in the nation. Read more

J.P. Morgan announces headquarters move to Overland Park

Dec 15, 2009 in Community

J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services announced today it has signed a ten-year lease to occupy new headquarters in a 175,000-square-foot building on the Sprint Campus. Read more

Overland Park prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary

Oct 30, 2009 in Community

A 20-member planning committee is currently working on plans to observe the City of Overland Park's 50th anniversary in 2010. Read more

Triple "A" ratings equal historic low interest rate, taxpayer savings

Sep 16, 2009 in Community

The Overland Park City Council has approved a bond sale of $4.2 million for refinancing some outstanding bonds. The interest rate on the bond was .87 percent, the lowest city officials can recall ever receiving. Read more

Berger Devine Yaeger, Inc., opens new headquarters in Overland Park

Aug 31, 2009 in Community

Berger Devine Yaeger, Inc., will hold an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, on September 22 to officially open its new headquarters in Overland Park. Read more

Overland Park one of "America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up"

Aug 19, 2009 in Community

U.S. News & World Report has named Overland Park to its list of "America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up." Read more

Overland Park keeps triple "A" rating from financial firms

Aug 17, 2009 in Community

Three bond rating companies cited Overland Park's strong financial position and planning as reasons to give the highest bond rating possible. Read more

Overland Park welcomes Vice President Biden to begin US 69 Improvements

Jun 12, 2009 in Community

Elected officials from Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach to Governor Mark Parkinson welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to town to officially begin work on improvements to US 69. Read more

Vice President Biden to kick off widening of U.S. 69 today

Jun 11, 2009 in Community

Vice President Joe Biden will be among the dignitaries in Overland Park today to help launch an $82.2 million widening project of U.S. 69 Highway. Read more

Black & Veatch selects Overland Park for World Headquarters

Mar 23, 2009 in Community

Black & Veatch company officials announced the selection of Overland Park, Kansas for the location of its world headquarters, ending a two-year analysis of prospective sites. Read more

Overland Park expects to receive $84 million from federal stimulus

Feb 20, 2009 in Community

As a result of the federal stimulus package, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced on February 20 plans for funding various projects including $84 million for a U.S. 69 highway widening project. Read more

Johnson County Education & Research Triangle

Jan 21, 2009 in Community

Johnson County voters recently approved a new 1/8-cent sales tax to establish the Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority. Read more

MONEY magazine Best Places to Live

Jul 14, 2008 in Community

MONEY magazine has named Overland Park one of the Best Places to Live in America. Read more

Johnson County Ranked #3 by

Jan 1, 2008 in Community has ranked Johnson County, Kansas, as #3 on its "America's Best Places to Raise a Family" list. Read more

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