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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.

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.

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.

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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‘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.

Government & Politics

Johnson County Commission gives tax increase preliminary OK

Expansion plans for the county library, parks and transit system took a step toward reality. The county has kept a steady taxing rate through the recession, even as property values dropped. But after years of cutting back on personnel costs and delaying other projects, commissioners have become more open to requests from county districts and departments for expansion.