<![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 Olathe library’s future is clouded by controversy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article18538946.html#storylink=rss Some in city government want to change the city’s charter to make the library a city department, rather than a separate taxing entity. Some former library board members say the current system is fine, and they are afraid of interference by elected officials.

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Kansas City teens team up for world robotics championship http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article18539543.html#storylink=rss Teams from Smithville High School; Olathe Northwest High School; Shawnee Mission West High School; Lee’s Summit High School; a combined team from Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School; and a combined team from William Chrisman High School, Truman High School and Van Horn High School in the Independence School District will soon head to St. Louis for the FIRST World Robotics Championship.

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In a rite of passage, Scouts lend a helping hand to others http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article18537431.html#storylink=rss Ceremonial smoke filled the air. Bonfire flames burned bright. An authentic teepee set the scene. Sounds of drumming and jingling bells played across the grass. These were the sights and sounds of the Order of the Arrow ceremony, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. More than 200 Scouts attended.

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Olathe’s Garmin Marathon stokes businesses, community http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article18417215.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

The 12th annual Garmin Marathon — “In the Land of Oz” — takes place Saturday.

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Olathe Northwest student receives National Achievement Scholarship http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17758532.html#storylink=rss Candace A. Hayes, a student at Olathe Northwest High School, has received a National Achievement Scholarship worth $2,500.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17758532.html
Twenty-four semifinalists advance in search for KC’s next SuperStar http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17775575.html#storylink=rss After auditions at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, 24 area high school students have emerged as semifinalists in the 2015 KC SuperStar competition for a $10,000 scholarship and the title of best high school singer. The finals are Aug. 23 in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:24:23 CDT

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Summer theater season is a big draw http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17787452.html#storylink=rss The Theatre in the Park draws 596 to its season auditions. While some have specific shows in mind, many people will be happy with whatever they get.

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Beeping eggs give children plenty of reason to smile http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17768843.html#storylink=rss The sun was shining, the grass was green and the kids were excited for an Easter egg hunt last Wednesday morning at Loose Park.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:59:56 CDT

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A host of issues and candidates fill the April 7 ballot in Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17035472.html#storylink=rss Nineteen cities, school boards and voting districts have contested races in the spring election.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17035472.html
Voters to fill two positions on water board http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17035268.html#storylink=rss The district, which serves 400,000 people in a 272-mile service area, has two races in the April 7 election.

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Johnson County Community College board of trustees: Candidates hope to chart the path ahead amid changing times for colleges http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article17031950.html#storylink=rss Although community colleges have felt some love at the federal level recently — President Barack Obama called for two years of free community college — there’s still plenty of concern about the immediate future given that colleges are rebounding from a recession.

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Three named as Master Teachers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article16934402.html#storylink=rss Carmen Cantrell, a special education teacher at Indian Hills Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District, and Reed Uthe, a speech and drama teacher at Lakewood Middle School in Blue Valley, are among the honorees. Leslie McAfee, a math teacher at Piper High School, was also honored.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:42:35 CDT

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Eilert extols Johnson County education opportunities http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article16264796.html#storylink=rss In annual State of the County speech, Commission Chairman Ed Eilert praises investment in services like schools, parks, libraries.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:48:13 CDT

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Movie theaters make big changes to lure people back to the big screens http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article16224035.html#storylink=rss To entice homebodies to leave behind Netflix shows on their small screens and get the struggling industry back on its feet, new and refurbished movie theaters are offering a first-class experience with dine-in movies, cocktail bars, special events and luxury seating.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:41:13 CDT

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Brookridge redevelopment plan sparks emotions at Overland Park meeting http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article16170035.html#storylink=rss Overland Park Planning Commission tells developer Curtin Property Co. to tweak the plan after residents speak out in anger about the 138-acre project’s density and traffic.

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Photo booth business a perfect fit for two Johnson County women http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article16176674.html#storylink=rss Candid KC Photobooth, a business started by two Johnson County women, Candice Diddle and Jennifer Hopkins, captures images of guests at weddings, parties, reunions and corporate events.

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Therese Park: The spirit of America defies terrorism in Boston http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article18707499.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

The first Boston Marathon was held in April 19, 1897, “Patriots’ Day,” a holiday commemorating the Revolutionary War, which is recognized only in Massachusetts and Maine. But most Americans will remember the Boston Marathon held on April 15, 2013, the day two pressure cooker-bombs killed three people and injured an estimated 265 others.

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Photo gallery: CASA helps kids find a voice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article18605451.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:04:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article18605451.html Eat for Life recipe: Pasta dish harvests the power of asparagus http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/article18581894.html#storylink=rss Sorry, Popeye. Though I likes me spinach just fine, my “superfood” of choice is asparagus.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:07:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/article18581894.html
Irish pub Paddy O’ Quigley’s works to maintain corner feeling http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article18578621.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Neither Dan nor Tim Carrigan had run a restaurant, but that didn’t stop the Johnson County brothers from diving into the food business. Two years ago, the Carrigan brothers bought Paddy O’Quigley’s, a family-friendly neighborhood Irish pub and sports bar on West 151st Street. Despite their lack of experience, the Carrigans were long on family ties to the restaurant. Now they work to uphold the restaurant’s “Family and friends forever” motto.

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Hoping for a compliment from the family can be a walk in the (dog) park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article18539954.html#storylink=rss I’m one of those people that if forced to choose would more often than not take the company of canines over people. They’re great listeners, nonjudgmental and don’t talk back. Does it get any better than that? I mean, really, who cares how much they shed?

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Bob Sigman: Until shortfall eases, Kansas should consider all options http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article18539744.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators must make hard decisions on raising enough revenue or spending reductions to erase the deficit and bring the budget into balance.

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Emily Parnell: A summer without school-issued iPads promises to be both dimmer and brighter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article18539348.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I guess the Pollyannas were right about the school-issued iPads. I got used to them. The school year is almost over now, and it will be time to say adieu to our rectangular little family members with their bright, shining faces.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:09:09 CDT

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Olathe district honored for music education http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article18538778.html#storylink=rss The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to advance active participation in music, has made the school district one of 388 across the country to receive the Best Communities for Music Education designation for 2015.

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Matt Keenan: In a Stanford lab, nobody’s discussing how to take selfies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article18538652.html#storylink=rss “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, becomes an amazing documentary. Every so often, we encounter a story that reaffirms my belief that our country, our world, is, in fact, heading in the right direction.

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Coffee’s the lure, but conversation adds some spark at Olathe shop http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article18513680.html#storylink=rss Olathe’s Ayda Ethiopian Coffee uses mostly Ethiopian beans for its coffee and also sells baked goods. On Sundays it hosts a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Oak Park Mall plans to tear down the former Mimi’s Cafe building and put up a new multi-tenant building for Pizzeria Locale and Zoes Kitchen. The Grille at Park Place will replace Mestizo by Aaron Sanchez in Leawood’s Park Place.

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CASA volunteers help foster kids find a voice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article18538121.html#storylink=rss But too many children in state care don’t have an advocate. More volunteers are needed. CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties serves only one-third of the children in the state child welfare system in Johnson County. Last year, CASA volunteers served 327 of the 963 children under court protection in the county. There are currently 113 children on a waiting list for a CASA volunteer in Johnson County, according to CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties.

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Fairway looks to Roeland Park for public works site http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article18538436.html#storylink=rss Fairway’s trio of buildings date to the 1950s and ’60s, were in need of repair and had outlived their usefulness. The city had planned to build a new facility on its site, but then found a building in Roeland Park that it could buy or lease.

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Editorial: Too early to celebrate school funding gains http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article18538334.html#storylink=rss A new school financing law that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed last month created winners and losers. The Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts emerged in the winners’ bracket. But it’s much too early to start celebrating the gains.

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Olathe-based Terracon expands in Upper Midwest http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17771009.html#storylink=rss The engineering services company purchased a pair of soils testing and materials laboratories, one in Vernon Hills, Ill., and one in Green Bay, Wisc.

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