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Shawnee & Lenexa

Shawnee honored for its treatment of military employees

The city will receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. Shawnee is only the second Kansas employer — after Sprint in 2004 — to receive the award. Shawnee and 14 other recipients were selected from nearly 3,000 nominations.

 

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Snarky in the Suburbs: You’ll die at my REAL reason I don’t go to concerts

Apparently, unbeknownst to me even mentioning the Rolling Stones without some sort of genuflecting is an egregious offense. Great-grandpa Mick Jagger with his 24-inch waist bringing it and putting any 20something musician to shame is an inspiration to all of us. I love the Stones. It’s just that I’m mentally scarred and unable to handle anything in a concert format.

Snarky in the Suburbs: You’ll die at my REAL reason I don’t go to concerts

Apparently, unbeknownst to me even mentioning the Rolling Stones without some sort of genuflecting is an egregious offense. Great-grandpa Mick Jagger with his 24-inch waist bringing it and putting any 20something musician to shame is an inspiration to all of us. I love the Stones. It’s just that I’m mentally scarred and unable to handle anything in a concert format.

Sake Lounge practices the art of sushi in Olathe

Don’t let the name fool you: Sake Lounge is more than just a bar. The Japanese restaurant serves fresh, artistically plated sushi alongside Thai-style noodles, curry and American Chinese staples such as General Tso’s chicken.

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Local

July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

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‘Secret Garden’ blooms in the park

“The Secret Garden” follows Mary, a 10-year-old orphan who is sent to live with her uncle in his English mansion. She endures an unhappy existence until she discovers a magical secret garden on the mansion grounds and ultimately heals her dysfunctional family with her love.