Orange Popsicle Week and website help young stroke victims stick together

Finding people to relate to became easier for young stroke victims with the creation of a website and a week of events to raise awareness of their struggles. National Orange Popsicle Week was inspired by Amy Wooddell of Overland Park requesting the frozen treat as she recovered from a stroke at age 24. The site and the weeklong event soon followed.


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Shawnee Mission plans to get rid of fee for all-day kindergarten, cut class sizes

Superintendent Jim Hinson said the change was part of a multi-year effort to allow all children to participate in all-day kindergarten. He said the district will be able to absorb the estimated loss of $1.8 million in revenue through budget cuts it has implemented in recent years, but the plan won’t work if the Kansas Legislature fails in its effort to replace the existing state school funding formula with block grants or the state courts allow legal challenges of the block grant plan to move forward.