Repair project slated for Piper streets

Piper streets will be sealed in a repair project scheduled to begin in April.

County Engineer Bill Heatherman said a crack-and-seal project is planned in the Piper area of Kansas City, Kan.

About 21.7 miles of streets will be covered by the project, which will seal cracks in asphalt streets to prevent water from getting under the pavement, he said. Water under the pavement causes the streets to deteriorate more quickly, and the sealing treatment is expected to make the roads last longer.

Residents of nearby Piper neighborhoods are expected to be notified before the project begins.  On the list of neighborhoods to receive crack-and-seal treatment are Delaware Ridge, Delaware Highlands, Swan Lake, Rolling Meadows, Whispering Ridge, Swanson Farms, Pavilions of Piper and Freeman Farms.

Heatherman referred to it as a pilot project for streets that are less than 20 years old.

The project is expected to cost around $150,000.  After it is completed, the repaired area may look a bit like lines on the road. The cost is much less than other street repairs, including micro-sealing and mill and overlay, he said.

Heatherman made his remarks at a March Unified Government public works committee meeting.

Piper results

KSHSAA has awarded Piper High School the sportsmanship excellence award at the 2014 state basketball tournament.

The girls basketball team showed great sportsmanship on the court all three games and the fans came in force to do the same.

Piper High School – baseball vs. Lansing

– V lost 2-5

– JV won 13-3 (5 innings)


Piper High School– soccer vs. Basehor-Linwood

– V 5-0

– goals by Woolley (3), Gunnels (2), & Ferguson shut-out

– JV won 2-0

– goals by Wallace, Brownell, and Trzok shut-out


Piper High School– softball vs. Lansing

– V won 1st game 10-0, 2nd game TBA

– JV won 1st game 15-2, 2nd game TBA

– Information from Doug Key, Piper athletic director


Miller graduates from basic training

Luke Miller

Air National Guard Airman Luke A. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Miller earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Peggy Miller of Kansas City, Kan. The airman is a 2012 graduate of Piper High School, Kansas City, Kan.