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Olathe & Southwest Joco

A family’s grief brings new hope to U.S. veterans

It’s been four years since Army Spec. Spencer C. Duncan of Olathe was killed when his Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. His parents honor his memory with a run that raises money for veterans causes. The fourth annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at New Century AirCenter in Gardner.


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Shawnee & Lenexa

For the love of robots

Aside from breaks for meals and sleep taken in shifts, contestants in a two-day robotics challenge in Lenexa worked continuously until their robots were deployed in an obstacle course, which the machines would navigate autonomously.