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Program offered on soil mapping

Residents are invited to a program on soil mapping information at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

The Soil Conservation Service in Wyandotte County offers soil mapping services, as well as soil erosion, pollution and storm water management.

Those attending the presentation May 10 by Lonnie Miller, soil scientist, will find out how they can use the soil mapping information as it pertains to their own property.

Registration is not required. There is a $5 fee payable at the door. There will be no fee for certified Extension Master Gardeners.

For more information, call 913-299-9300.


KCKPS taking survey to name new school

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools district is taking a survey through 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, to name the new elementary school that will take the place of the combined White Church and Bethel elementary schools.

The survey offers five proposed school names, and also offers an opportunity to write in another name for the new school.

The five names are Bright Star Elementary, a combination of Bethel and White Church; Brune Elementary after Lowell Brune, who mentored students at the schools; Lane Elementary, for Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent; Legacy Elementary, acknowledging the students from both schools; and New Star Elementary, representing a new beginning.

The new school is scheduled to begin construction in fall 2018, and should be completed for the 2020-2021 school year. It is part of the zero-tax increase bond initiative.

To vote in the survey, visit
before 4 p.m. Wednesday.


Career fair to be Wednesday at KCKCC

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Looking for a job? Want to change careers? Then plan to attend the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 2018 “Get Hired-Kansas City” Career Fair.

The fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The event is free and open to students, faculty, community members and veterans.

Last year, approximately 1,000 individuals attended, and over the last several years, a high number of those who were interviewed at the job fair have been hired on the spot. This year, more than 90 employers will be present.

Computers will be available during the job fair to print additional resumes.

Staff will also be available to assist applicants with creating a resume and career assessments will be available at no cost. Legal assistance will be provided for those who need assistance with expungement or other interruptions to employment.

For those needing help in completing online or paper applications, assistance will be provided.

The career fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC, Kansas Legal Services, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KansasWorks, Steel City Media and Veterans of America.

For more information on the Career Fair, call 913-288-7880.