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‘We must be brave,’ says BV North student whose family endured kidnapping in Venezuela

Daniuschka Rengifo wanted to send a direct message to classmates at Blue Valley North High with her commencement speech: Be brave in the face of fear. Rengifo’s speech was wrought with personal details, including the revelation that her mother was kidnapped by government forces in Venezuela.

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Making the most of Memorial Day

Memorial Day has significant meaning for so many of us. Because of its connection to the armed forces, patriotism is the uniting factor on Memorial Day, when we gather to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are a few ideas for making the most of Memorial Day this year.

 

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Olathe fire crews battle blaze at house on 122nd Street

Olathe fire crews battled a house fire Monday at a home near 122nd Street and Nelson Road.
Video courtesy of the Olathe Fire Department
Olathe fire crews battle blaze at house on 122nd Street 0:31

Olathe fire crews battle blaze at house on 122nd Street

Overland Park woman returns to her burnt-out house near CityPlace development 3:01

Overland Park woman returns to her burnt-out house near CityPlace development

The day after Overland Park's eight-alarm fire 2:44

The day after Overland Park's eight-alarm fire

Five things to know: The Overland Park apartment fire 1:51

Five things to know: The Overland Park apartment fire