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It runs in the family: Austin Klein wins the KC SuperStar title

Klein, 18, whose brother, Keith, was voted 2014 KC SuperStar in the “American-Idol” style competition last year, becomes the third Blue Valley Northwest student to be judged the metro area’s best high school singer. The contestants were introduced by Emcee Rob Riggle, star of television and film, and a graduate of Shawnee Mission South and the University of Kansas.

 

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Recall election removes Scott Hancock from De Soto school board

About 90 percent of voters cast ballots to remove Hancock, with about 2,300 votes counted Tuesday night. Hancock’s term would normally have ended in 2017. The recall stemmed from accusations that Hancock disrespected female district administrators, calling them “missy” and “little girl.” Hancock denied those allegations.

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Far from the sea, sailboat fans ply the waves of Kansas City area lakes

We may be far from the nearest ocean, but most lakes in the area have some level of sailing every weekend. In fact, many have their own sailing and yachting clubs. Some participate for the sport of it; others, just for fun. So step aboard a sailboat and ply the waters of Shawnee Mission Park Lake, Smithville Lake or Lake Jacomo, among others.