<![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 Caring eye doctors head overseas to provide visionary outreach http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article32289471.html#storylink=rss Several groups in Kansas City send out medical staffers to help patients in Third World countries. Some are faith-based groups; others work through the medical community. Follow along as one group treks to a small town in mountainous Haiti where in a short span of time they make a big difference in local lives.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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De Soto schools to begin hunt for Hancock successor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article32391120.html#storylink=rss The De Soto school board will begin the process of choosing someone to fill out the remainder of Scott Hancock’s term, now that voters have decided he should be recalled.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:03:35 CDT

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Planning Commission OKs rezoning for big project on Brookridge site http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article32392389.html#storylink=rss It was déjà vu for the Overland Park Planning Commission on Monday evening.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:13:21 CDT

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Founder of Smallcakes opening Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article32102271.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar will take the former Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates space at 5601 W. 135th St., Suite 2220, in the upscale Prairiefire. Decadent, which is scheduled to open in mid-to-late September, will have coffee drinks, muffins, croissants, danishes, ice cream, doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies, pie and more. Also: updates on Mission Starbucks, Pie Five and Qdoba, and Leawood’s Athleta.

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It runs in the family: Austin Klein wins the KC SuperStar title http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article32391864.html#storylink=rss 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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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:09:16 CDT

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After 50 years, Head Start — now Growing Futures — still inspires http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article32390985.html#storylink=rss In 1965, Head Start of Shawnee Mission began serving 17 children for a summer. Fifty years later, the organization is named Growing Futures, and it serves hundreds of kids in Johnson County year-round.

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The public will get its chance to weigh in on the plans for the former King Louie bowling alley and ice rink Monday during a series of half-hour presentations at Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club, 9101 Nall Ave. The presentations will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:43:35 CDT

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Lenexa officer honored for leadership http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article32357733.html#storylink=rss Lenexa Police Maj. Dawn Layman was named the Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year by the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, called NAWLEE, at its recent conference in Hartford, Conn.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:42:52 CDT

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Glory returning to Olathe’s Pickering House http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article32185398.html#storylink=rss The home at 507 W. Park St. was close to condemnation, with the city preparing to tear it down. But Terry Presley, a business owner and house restorer, saw potential, and his work is paying off.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:35:32 CDT

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Olathe tween is a ‘kidtestant’ on Food Network’s Rachael Ray’s 'Kids Cook-Off' http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article32187684.html#storylink=rss Twelve-year-old Zach Hofen of Olathe will appear starting Monday on a six-episode series, Rachael Ray’s "Kids Cook-Off." As for the chef-to-be, he was “absolutely stunned” to be part of the show.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:37:31 CDT

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Recall election removes Scott Hancock from De Soto school board http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article31487294.html#storylink=rss 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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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:05:55 CDT

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Far from the sea, sailboat fans ply the waves of Kansas City area lakes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article31366547.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:00 CDT

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Troy Rettig named as Leawood chief; John Meier is honored for his service http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article31430510.html#storylink=rss A new police chief is set to take over in Leawood on Sept. 18.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:09:57 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Don’t mess with KC, Texas mom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490465.html#storylink=rss Grab a Bible and settle in because I’m about to get religious on you. Yeah, seriously, I am. I’ve been resisting the urge with everything I’ve got, but I’m weak and I can no longer shut my pie hole about matters my husband has told me — well, really begged me — not to write about.

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Shawnee looks at regulations for food trucks, a confusing city-by-city issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article31489889.html#storylink=rss While Shawnee currently does not require food trucks to obtain a special event permit for city-sponsored events and private events, special event permits are required to operate on private property at events open to the public. Private property owners are restricted to obtaining two special event permits annually. Other Johnson County cities allow food trucks to operate under certain conditions, including Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park and Merriam.

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Jocoscape: Dave & Buster’s coming to Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article31402397.html#storylink=rss Corbin Park said Dave & Buster’s will open in a 40,000-square-foot, two-story building in spring 2016. Pie Five Pizza Co. adds new Johnson County locations. Slim Chickens is now open in Overland Park.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:40:11 CDT

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913 area high school fall sports: Six athletes to watch http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-sports/article32567871.html#storylink=rss Football isn’t the only high school fall sport getting underway. Here are six athletes to watch during the 913 area high school fall sports season.

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Gardner to get sales tax ballots today http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article32392605.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:15:41 CDT

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Editorial: Downtown gets a little livelier in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32392512.html#storylink=rss Overland Park is on the verge of having a good problem: more people living in and around its downtown, making parking a little bit more difficult to find.

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Letters: Trump’s bluntness, Danedri Herbert, Iran agreement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32392260.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Overland Park’s Olive Tree branches out with flavor-infused oil and vinegar http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32391981.html#storylink=rss At Olive Tree, a specialty food store in Overland Park’s Hawthorne Plaza, owner Mindy Lindeman shares her passion for food — and samples of infused olive oil — with customers.

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Listen up, school district: You’re not a multinational conglomerate or a cable company, and you do need to listen http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32391261.html#storylink=rss I’m about to do something that terrifies me. I’m going to bad mouth the Blue Valley School District. (Just to get the courage to say that I had to fortify myself with not one but two Rice Krispy treats.)

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Curling offers a humbling lesson in underestimating a sport http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32390727.html#storylink=rss What do you do if you get an invitation from a friend to learn a Winter Olympic sport? If you’re me, you say, “Bring it on!” and drag your family along.

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Denise Snodell: Getting college kids ready for apartment is whisk-y business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32374437.html#storylink=rss GETTING COLLEGE KIDS READY FOR APARTMENT LIFE IS WHISK-Y BUSINESS

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Touch of Fun in Leawood offers plenty of options http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article32306556.html#storylink=rss The retailer, located on the north side of Town Center Shopping Center in Leawood, is a children’s boutique, art studio, spa and photo studio — all in one.

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Photo gallery: 2015 KC SuperStar competition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article32262165.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:26:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article32262165.html Stacey Hatton: As time goes by, here’s walking with you, kid http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32200368.html#storylink=rss I’m sure this will come as a surprise to those who know my family, but I’m proud to announce that I’ve become a grandmother! Yes, I know my daughters are 8 and 9, but I’m thrilled about my new role.

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Fall sports defending state champions among teams starting workouts this week http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-sports/article31665095.html#storylink=rss In addition to football, six other fall sports — boys soccer, cross country, girls golf, girls tennis, gymnastics and volleyball — began working out this week, Monday was the first day fall sports teams could practice in Kansas.

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Bob Sigman: Friend, colleague, inspiration http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490000.html#storylink=rss Sigman’s voice in his 913 pieces reflected the gentle but principled man he was. He wrote about state politics in a time of vitriol but he did not succumb. Instead he was clear-eyed and factual, making his opinions heard without need for attacks.

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Emily Parnell: Whether early or late, the start of school is never on the right date http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490267.html#storylink=rss My kids are back in school. Almost a month before Labor Day, fewer than 90 days after the previous school year ended, summer is over. And it seems like things were just warming up!

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