What happened last week in Midtown?

Our weekly word cloud gives a visual hint of what we talked about last week at the Midtown KC Post. It shows that historic Midtown buildings….thriving urban gardens…and Google Fiber were popular topics in our daily news feeds.

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Our most popular story profiled a city garden now thriving on a piece of land that had been vacant since 1956. Its now a group project, with 15 people gathering there to grow food and community.

Readers also showed a lot of interest in the fate of the park maintenance building at 39thand Gillham. After the Paul Mesner Puppets decided it was not possible to renovate the building, the city is seeking other proposals for the reuse of the historic building.  You also showed a great deal of interest in a new tour of the Katz Drug Store at Westport Road and Main Street.

The impact of Google’s experiment to wire Kansas City with a high-speed fiber network was back on center stage last week. As he received an award from the MidAmerica Regional Council, the co-chair of the Mayors’ Bistate Innovation Team said he wished he could convey how the eyes of the world are watching the project. Meantime, Google continued installing its fiber lines in 11 Midtown neighborhoods.

Our readers weighed in on a perennial summer tradition – visits from the ice cream truck. Some of you love them; some not so much.

A health care commission recommended that the city support higher federal cigarette taxes. Over at KU Med Center, a doctor made national news (and the Midtown Post) when he used superglue to save a baby.

We continued to keep you updated on the Jackson County reassessment process, with the county announcing it was extending the deadline for appeals.

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