<![CDATA[Joco 913 News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Joco 913 60 Leawood’s Z Gallerie relocating — again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article21513693.html#storylink=rss Z Gallerie, a home furnishings retailer, will temporarily relocate from Town Center Crossing to Town Center Plaza as it remodels its store. Crowley Furniture relocated in Overland Park but has now turned its former Overland Park location into an outlet store. Made in KC, selling items made or designed in the metro area, is now open in Overland Park’s Prairiefire and Gigi’s Cupcakes is now open in Mission Crossing.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:37:29 CDT

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Blue Valley elementary mixes it up to fight hunger http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21411852.html#storylink=rss Students at Morse Elementary School in the Blue Valley School District gathered last week to assemble enough bags of a special soup mix to feed 27,925 people. This is the first time the program, run by Omaha Kids Against Hunger, has been done in Kansas City.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:58:50 CDT

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Overland Park pays tribute to fallen officer Deanna Rose http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21410928.html#storylink=rss Deanna Rose loved animals.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:54:14 CDT

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Shawnee Mission West bus driver offers words of encouragement on life’s journey http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article21410412.html#storylink=rss Arlene Leonard, a bus driver with First Student Bus Service, gave handwritten letters to the graduating seniors on her bus this month. Leonard said her big message to the students was letting them know they are important and that they make a difference in somebody’s life.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:49:45 CDT

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Olathe and Overland Park look at improving 143rd Street with widening, other upgrades http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article21409446.html#storylink=rss At an open house for nearby residents, the cities recently unveiled their plans for reconstructing a mile-long section of the street between Quivira and Pflumm roads. Among the upgrades are bike trails and better sight lines.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:39:03 CDT

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For Olathe teen, hospital service is a commitment — and a blessing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article21286491.html#storylink=rss Alexis Buff, 18, has volunteered more than 1,100 hours of service to Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 11:04:05 CDT

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Blue Valley CAPS program jump-starts students’ future http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20773920.html#storylink=rss Blue Valley schools Superintendent Tom Trigg developed the idea for CAPS, which first began in 2008 as a satellite program for about 150 students in the district. The kids were sent to businesses around the area to learn about the workforce. Today, CAPS is housed in a sprawling building in Overland Park, with more than 800 students and classes that continue to evolve.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:41:08 CDT

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Johnson County Commission presses state for action on Kansas 10 cable barriers, backups on I-35 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20742192.html#storylink=rss Members met with officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation about two traffic issues, but fail to get much satisfaction about possible relief for crossover crashes and traffic jams.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:09:46 CDT

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Topgolf driving range and entertainment complex plans late June opening in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article20765964.html#storylink=rss Topgolf, a high-tech driving range/bar/restaurant complex, plans a June 26 opening for its new Overland Park center. The Dallas-based company is putting up a 65,000-square-foot, three-level center at 10611 Nall Ave. It needs more than 450 workers and will host recruitment events over the next couple of weeks.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 15:28:18 CDT

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Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery in Olathe takes heat over noise http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20774871.html#storylink=rss At its meeting this week, the Olathe City Council approved a one-year special use permit for the family-owned establishment to hold summer concerts, but it came with stipulations to reduce decibel levels during concerts.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:50:44 CDT

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Brandon Kenig chosen to fill Ward 4 council seat in Shawnee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article20775324.html#storylink=rss A member of the Shawnee Planning Commission who has been active in local Republican politics, Kenig says the city’s biggest challenge is to ensure development is attractive and has the amenities people expect.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:56:14 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: For our teens’ health, let’s get real about the greatness of high school http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20775564.html#storylink=rss Think of the severe bouts of depression that could be averted if, at the start of each school year, a banner graced the entrance to every high school that read, “Relax, these aren’t going to be the best four years of your life. Trust us, it gets better.”

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:58:06 CDT

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Free Little Libraries are more than books — they’re therapy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article20775147.html#storylink=rss Leawood teen curates library to help teens with loneliness, mental illness.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:54:20 CDT

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Runner brings a message of inspiration to Gardner http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20665485.html#storylink=rss Twenty-four-year-old Tatsiana Khvitsko of Kansas City, Kan., doesn’t let much get her down. The young woman known as Tanya to her friends has already survived more challenges than most of us will ever know.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 10:38:48 CDT

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The Brew Top is a happy hour, nightlife destination in Corbin Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article20982000.html#storylink=rss Since opening last year in Overland Park’s Corbin Park development, The Brew Top Pub and Patio has become a destination for happy hour, live music and late-night food.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 10:01:24 CDT

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Matt Keenan: College life should be renamed the years of living dangerously http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20755401.html#storylink=rss Every month these days there is another super bug, super virus, new strain of MSRA that for some reason strikes large populations of boys sleeping on couches, rugs and beds whose sheets were last changed when Nixon was President. Even the bedbugs packed up and left. And there were other challenges admittedly not life-threatening but still worrisome.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 13:42:25 CDT

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EKL, Sunflower track champions take momentum into regional meets http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-sports/article21579210.html#storylink=rss Olathe East boys and girls win Sunflower League track team titles, and Blue Valley boys and St. Thomas Aquinas girls win EKL titles.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:41:54 CDT

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Business notes: Overland Park firm designs brewery building in N. Carolina http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21290370.html#storylink=rss Finkle + Williams Architecture of Overland Park designed the new distribution center for New Belgium Brewery in Asheville, N.C.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21290370.html
Memorial Day weekend concert relies on an army of volunteers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article21413880.html#storylink=rss The Celebration at the Station event draws 50,000 each year, attracted by the Kansas City Symphony’s performance and the cavalcade of fireworks at the Liberty Memorial. About 150 volunteers do the ground work to keep things running smoothly.

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Prestigious presidential honor goes to two Johnson County students http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21415353.html#storylink=rss Two Johnson County teens have received one of the highest academic honors in the country: Seniors Luke Conners of Blue Valley High School and Clara Ma of Shawnee Mission East High School have each been named a 2015 U. S. Presidential Scholar.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:24:11 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: By the time a student hits college, graduation fatigue has set in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21416430.html#storylink=rss I’m so glad I don’t have a single child graduating from anything this month.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:31:36 CDT

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Denise Snodell: A storm-watching mom is the definition of high anxiety http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21415980.html#storylink=rss So the kid picks a TOR:CON 5 day to drive home from college.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:29:25 CDT

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Bob Sigman: Answering a higher call http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21415545.html#storylink=rss A story of a wartime act of mercy reminds us to honor our own humanity.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:26:10 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Learning about English by learning Spanish http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article21414909.html#storylink=rss Spanish, a language with spelling as simple to learn as the alphabet itself, must provide opportunity for more learning — more vocabulary — and less struggle to memorize. More opportunity to create.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:21:57 CDT

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Central Square district at former Metcalf South site gets legal tweak http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21414249.html#storylink=rss Because of an error in the legal description, the redevelopment district the Overland Park City Council had approved March 16 didn’t cover the entire area. A small sliver of property to the north was accidentally omitted.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:16:49 CDT

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Editorial: Cable barriers best way to save lives on K-10 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21411231.html#storylink=rss Properly so, Johnson County’s elected officials are pressing state officials to take action that would protect lives along Kansas 10, which connects the county to Lawrence.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:56:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21411231.html
Letters to the editor: Texting and driving, drilling rights, Uber leaves Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21410073.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Therese Park: Sunny disposition says much about life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21313914.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Sonia Lerner, 72, who lives in an assisted-living facility in Overland Park, fell about 10 years ago and permanently lost her ability to walk. Yet, her disposition gained her a new name — Sunny.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:59:41 CDT

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High school tennis qualifiers take aim on Kansas state tournament http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-sports/article20779980.html#storylink=rss SM East, Blue Valley Northwest, Blue Valley West, De Soto and KC Christian are among teams in the headlines at regional tennis tournaments, where top six qualified for Kansas state tournament.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 17:40:01 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: Harvesters helps open eyes — and hearts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20779701.html#storylink=rss Thanks to volunteering with the nonprofit organization, my family feels even more blessed for what we have. I didn’t even need to guide my girls’ eyes, for they opened wide on their own. Now they are looking forward to our next volunteering event.

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