Kansas Senate District 37: Baumgardner and O’Hara meet again

Molly Baumgardner was appointed to the 37th District seat in April, when Republican precinct committeemen and women voted for her against Charlotte O’Hara to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Pat Apple, who resigned to accept an appointment to the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Kansas House 16: Primary crowded field with 3 GOP and 2 Dem candidates

Incumbent Amanda Grosserode is opposed in the Republican primary by attorney and businesswoman Jameia Haines, who has staked out more moderate positions, and Ray Marshall. The two Democrats vying to oppose the Republican in the general election are business consultant and Democratic Party activist Arthena Easterwood and pharmaceutical salesman Don McGuire. The district covers parts of Overland Park and Lenexa, mainly south of Interstate 435

Kansas Senate District 37: Baumgardner and O’Hara meet again

Molly Baumgardner was appointed to the 37th District seat in April, when Republican precinct committeemen and women voted for her against Charlotte O’Hara to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Pat Apple, who resigned to accept an appointment to the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Kansas House 16: Primary crowded field with 3 GOP and 2 Dem candidates

Incumbent Amanda Grosserode is opposed in the Republican primary by attorney and businesswoman Jameia Haines, who has staked out more moderate positions, and Ray Marshall. The two Democrats vying to oppose the Republican in the general election are business consultant and Democratic Party activist Arthena Easterwood and pharmaceutical salesman Don McGuire. The district covers parts of Overland Park and Lenexa, mainly south of Interstate 435
 

Therese Park: In Guatemala, another view of American generosity

After one night in Guatemala City last month, 34 members of Kansas City’s Colonial Presbyterian Mission Team set out for Colegio Mark, the Christian School on a high mountain the church has been supporting for decades. I was about to see the other view of the American generosity that I experienced as a girl in Korea 64 years earlier.

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Olathe couple clinch grand champion title at Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

Harold Colston and Mark Grieco have been good friends for 14 years but when they light their grills at the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle they’re competitors, albeit friendly ones. When Colston, who lives in Olathe, won the Grand Championship Saturday, the first call he had was from Grieco. “He told me, ‘You stole my championship,’” Colston said with a hearty laugh.

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Fireworks companies have a blast all year round

Local family-owned businesses are big players in the fireworks industry. In fact, one company has got a real Black Cat connection. And another puts on the aerial shows, like Star Spangled Spectacular at Corporate Woods in Overland Park and Lee’s Summit’s display in Legacy Park, that make us “ooh and aah.”