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Therese Park: Recalling war’s horror

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. But war in the Pacific didn’t end until Emperor Hirohito’s unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces on Aug. 15, 1945. Two weeks later, the supreme commander for the Allied Forces in the Far East, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, signed the surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, officially ending the Pacific War, liberating all Japan’s colonies, including Korea.

Therese Park: Recalling war’s horror

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. But war in the Pacific didn’t end until Emperor Hirohito’s unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces on Aug. 15, 1945. Two weeks later, the supreme commander for the Allied Forces in the Far East, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, signed the surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, officially ending the Pacific War, liberating all Japan’s colonies, including Korea.

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Johnson County Commission hears 20-year priorities for library system

Among the items on a wish list are new librarby branches in Monticello and the Stilwell area, bigger ones in De Soto, Lenexa and Spring Hill and a new center for sorting and transporting items. To fully fund the expansion in the 20-year time frame, a 1.15 mill increase would be needed, raising $269 million over that period.

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Expo to address driving concerns for older adults

Older adults and family members will learn about transportation options and driver safety at the “Get up and Go: Older Adult Driving Expo” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Wednesday in the Regnier Center at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12610 Quivira Road. The event is free and open to the community. Registration is not necessary.