Wyandotte County Residents Invited to Participate in UG Transportation Survey
The Unified Government Transportation Department is in the midst of a Comprehensive Service Analysis with the KCATA. This analysis will review current mobility and public transportation systems in Wyandotte County, KS and help the UG pinpoint underperforming routes and/or services. As part of this analysis, transit riders are encouraged to provide their feedback in a survey. The survey will remain open until January 19, 2024.Visit here for more details.
New KCK affordable rate apartments to feature community built around urban agriculture
This apartment complex near downtown Kansas City, Kansas, will feature gardens and orchards for residents to grow their own food.
Local History on Display: Wyandotte County Museum Showcases '100 Years on the Victory Highway' Exhibit
The Wyandotte County Historical Museum is showcasing a traveling exhibit called 'Hitting the Road: 100 Years on the Victory Highway.' The exhibit, running until January 2024, marks the centennial of the Victory Highway. It provides an overview of the early paved roadway, its beginnings as a war memorial, its advanced paving, and its influence on the communities it traversed. The Victory Highway, now U.S. Highway 24/40, was a tribute to U.S. veterans of the Great War.
No, Kansas City, Kansas, is not going bankrupt. So why is the mayor claiming that?
At a press conference in October, Unified Government Mayor Tyrone Garner issued a dire warning. The government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, he said, was on a “pathway to complete financial ruin.”. Bankruptcy, he warned, sat just around the corner. But the bond markets tell a different...
Quindaro Ruins to receive $1M donation. What could it mean for the Civil War era site?
It’s a figure advocates and city leaders believe could begin to transform the historic site, but it’s unclear exactly how it will be spent.
Deconsolidation debate begins between Kansas cities & Wyandotte County
WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - Everyone knows money troubles can complicate a relationship, and that’s exactly what is happening between Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County. Edwardsville Mayor Carolyn Caiharr has been discussing deconsolidation or an amendment to the charter that relieves some of the taxes the residents she...
Kansas City area BBQ joint closed when owners retired. Their sons will soon reopen it
They expect burnt ends to continue to be a big draw, along with ribs (“dry rub, falling-off-the-bone style”) and sausage, all of which are smoked on site.
No, Wyandotte County is not going bankrupt.
At a press conference in October, Unified Government Mayor Tyrone Garner issued a dire warning. The government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, he said, was on a “pathway to financial ruin.” Bankruptcy, he warned, sat just around the corner. But the bond markets tell a different story. The post No, Wyandotte County is not going bankrupt. appeared first on The Beacon.
Is Kansas City, Kansas, actually going bankrupt?
After consolidating 25 years ago, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, could be reevaluating their relationship. During a press conference in October, Mayor Tyrone Garner warned of major financial trouble facing the government and floated the idea of bankruptcy. KCUR's Nomin Ujiyediin spoke with the Kansas...
Garmin's Fast Track to Tech program addresses ongoing manufacturing workforce needs
OLATHE, Kan. — According to the Kansas Department of Labor, 1,059 manufacturing jobs were openly advertised in Johnson, Wyandotte, and Leavenworth counties. It's just another indicator of the ongoing need for more manufacturing employees. Tech giant Garmin makes everything from aviation circuit boards to weather radar at its facility...
As Wyandotte County prepares for winter, unhoused residents call for a permanent homeless shelter
Starting in late December, people with no place to escape the cold can expect blankets, a hot meal, sleeping mats and a little privacy in tents pitched indoors near Sixth Street and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. This emergency cold-weather shelter — a project led by Cross-Lines Community Outreach...
KCK mayor sounds the alarm on Wyandotte County finances
Unified Government Mayor/CEO Tyrone Garner said it won't be long before Wyandotte County's projected expenses outpace projected revenues.
Homeless People In Wyandotte County Want A Long-term Solution As Winter Shelters Get Ready To Open
Wagswoofs – Starting in late December, individuals who have nowhere else to seek refuge from the cold will be provided with blankets, a warm meal, comfortable sleeping mats, and a sense of privacy. This initiative will be implemented through the setup of indoor tents near Sixth Street and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.
This Kansas City area barbecue spot plans to reopen just a year after closing
Nearly a year after closing its doors, Roscoe's Barbeque has announced it plans to reopen its Wyandotte County restaurant in January 2024.
UG's 2023 Report Highlights Progress and Upcoming Developments in Wyandotte County
The Unified Government (UG) has published its annual State of the Government report, alongside the Mayor's address. The report outlines Wyandotte County's progress in 2023 and the UG's ongoing work. A key point is the plan to create a new community care center for the unhoused, with a $3M budget for 2024 to secure a location.
KCK Mayor Tyrone Garner to give State of the Government Address
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - This morning at 11:30 Mayor Tyrone Garner will give the annual State of the Government Address. According to the mayor’s agenda, he will address the wins and challenges over the past year in both Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. The address comes just...
Jobs Available! Unified Government of Wyandotte County
Looking for a job? Manuel De Leon, supervisor with the WYCO Communications Unit, and Gina Nick, Public Safety Recruiter with Unified Government of Wyandotte County, join Shane and Jillian on the couch to talk about some exciting career opportunities!
WYCO Historical Museum Sponsors Victory Highway Traveling Exhibit
A traveling exhibit, "Hitting the Road: 100 Years on the Victory Highway," is now on display through the end of January 2024 at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Victory Highway. The Museum hours for the free exhibit are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.