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Olathe church thrives with East Africa roots

Neema Community Church recently moved from its location in Overland Park to a larger building in Olathe to accommodate its increasing membership. The church has more than 200 members and sometimes sees up to 400 people at a service and draws people from cities ranging from Gardner to North Kansas City to Lee’s Summit.

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Putting glamour on the road

Richard Kitzmiller takes orders for the cars from customers all over the world and is one of only a few custom builders of vintage race cars. There are some shops making Cobras, he said, but Scarabs are harder to come by because their production was so limited in the first place.

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Johnson County Museum set to close Labor Day weekend

Visitors who want a last look at the Johnson County Museum in Shawnee had better be quick about it. The museum’s last day there will be Saturday, Sept. 3.After that the museum will close its doors at 6305 Lackman Road — a stone building whose oldest section dates to 1927 —to prepare to reopen with new exhibits and an expanded KidScape at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center next May.

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Recent improvements put new wonder in Wonderscope

New flooring in the main hall, exhibit rooms and the large exhibit space in the back of the museum was made possible by a $65,000 grant received earlier this year from the Sunderland Foundation. Other recent improvements include painting the interior of the museum, a thorough cleaning of exhibit rooms, adding new features to several exhibits and opening a farm-to-market exhibit in April.

 

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National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park

Every year the USTA holds four national competitions that take place on grass, clay, indoor and outdoor hard court. Genesis Athletic Club in Overland Park is holding the Indoor Championships that has drawn 49 women from all over the United States.
Madeleine Ptacin The Kansas City Star
National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park 1:40

National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park

Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress 2:57

Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress

At 80, Shirley Marley is still dancing — and turning out stars 2:04

At 80, Shirley Marley is still dancing — and turning out stars

Teenage musical phenom Gracie Schram performs 4:02

Teenage musical phenom Gracie Schram performs