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To serve and learn: Ride along with Overland Park’s Citizens Police Academy

Columnist Lori Allen didn’t anticipate how intense the training would be when she entered the Citizens Police Academy. The Overland Park Police Department offers the academy as a way to educate residents about their profession so that they can return to their neighborhoods better informed, which helps foster a closer relationship between police and community.

Shawnee & Lenexa

‘Lending machine’ to cut drive to library for Shawnee, Lenexa readers

A “lending machine” will be built at the site of the future Monticello branch, 22435 W. 66th St., sometime in 2015. The machine will cut miles off the drive to pick up materials at the Shawnee and Lackman branches, which are currently the closest for those residents. The county is also planning significant changes to the Central Resource Library to enlarge the popular MakerSpace

‘Lending machine’ to cut drive to library for Shawnee, Lenexa readers

A “lending machine” will be built at the site of the future Monticello branch, 22435 W. 66th St., sometime in 2015. The machine will cut miles off the drive to pick up materials at the Shawnee and Lackman branches, which are currently the closest for those residents. The county is also planning significant changes to the Central Resource Library to enlarge the popular MakerSpace

‘Lending machine’ to cut drive to library for Shawnee, Lenexa readers

A “lending machine” will be built at the site of the future Monticello branch, 22435 W. 66th St., sometime in 2015. The machine will cut miles off the drive to pick up materials at the Shawnee and Lackman branches, which are currently the closest for those residents. The county is also planning significant changes to the Central Resource Library to enlarge the popular MakerSpace
 

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Expanding work on after-school efforts

Kim Chappelow-Lee’s 30-year career with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has led to her new crusade: serving as one of 13 people nationwide advocating for after-school programs. The county’s program started in 1980 with 20 students, but not now offers care to more than 1,900 students.