A Johnson County man died Friday while climbing near one of Colorado’s most popular peaks, the National Park Service announced Monday. Nicholas L. Hellbusch, 18, of Lenexa, was killed Friday morning when he apparently fell while climbing above the standard route to the summit of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
A group of artists is looking to turn two of the 500 empty lots in Kansas City’s Ivanhoe neighborhood into community gathering places. The artists, in partnership with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, hope their initiative, called Lots of Love, will spread throughout the city. Thanks to a similar effort, a lot already has been transformed in the Marlborough neighborhood.
One of four remaining clinics in Kansas that provide abortions has closed because its doctor and manager have retired. The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, closed Saturday and is referring patients to three other clinics in Kansas, two in suburban Kansas City and one in Wichita.
The Wild Women Timber Challenge on Sunday in Bonner Springs attracted 600 women to run through mud and clamber over obstacles. It was the second obstacle course run by the KC Timber Challenge operation and the first open only to women.
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Improvements in technology, military strategies and advancements of civil and women’s rights were all part of the lasting legacies and continued influences of World War I, according to a a panel of historians and military experts at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
The Overland Park strip mall that houses William Binderup’s Elite Comics was a veritable Gotham City, as several hundred diehards packed the mall’s parking lot and surrounding sidewalks. Many dressed for the occasion.
Lee’s Summit and Shawnee have reported declines in the range of 10 percent so far, while Overland Park, which operates six outdoor pools, had drawn just 59,538 patrons through July 19 — down roughly 40,000 from last year’s total at this time.
For every 100 entrepreneurs trained at the Bloch School, then-dean Teng-Kee Tan once told a national audience, the result is a “lifetime output of 51,200 jobs created.” But that number is somewhere between misleading and bogus.
As Bloch School officials changed the ways they answered application questions, the percentage of students who launched a business soared, along with the numbers of clubs and mentorships — at least on paper.
Furniture Mall of Kansas, which has stores in Topeka and Lawrence, has a contract to buy a 161,000-square-foot building that makes up part of the vacant Benchmark facility at 2125 E. Kansas City Road in Olathe.
Four state lawmakers and the chairman of the Kansas State Banking Board say the state’s phase-out of the mortgage registration fee should not be to blame for the proposed Johnson County property tax increase.