<![CDATA[Northeast Joco News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/ 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 Northeast Joco 60 Mission Chateau in Prairie Village wins planning commission approval for big step forward http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29568949.html#storylink=rss The latest plan for a senior living complex on the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School in Prairie Village has neighbors’ support.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:35:22 CDT

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Topeka has Shawnee Mission School District’s attention as fiscal questions loom http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29243236.html#storylink=rss Superintendent Jim Hinson of the Shawnee Mission School District recently told board members that he expects the state at some point in the coming school year to cut funding to schools and that his staff has taken precautions to keep the district afloat in all but the most catastrophic of financial situations.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:20:37 CDT

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Fit4Mom program rolls exercise, life lessons and motherhood all into one http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article29223571.html#storylink=rss A row of moms squatted in front of strollers, cheerfully singing the alphabet. Some babies cooed, while others nibbled on snacks. A couple of toddlers giggled in the grass.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:27:12 CDT

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SMSD looks to build aquatics center in Lenexa, not Shawnee Mission South http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article28496137.html#storylink=rss The district is in negotiations with city officials to build the aquatics center in the Lenexa City Center. The city would donate the property.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:10:37 CDT

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Food trucks may help create buzz at 47th and Mission http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article28053649.html#storylink=rss The Roeland Park City Council on Monday voted 6-1 to approve a special use permit for the vacant lot that would allow for food trucks to operate on site and neighboring restaurant Taco Republic to continue using parking stalls on the property.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:23:07 CDT

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Roeland Park mayor, volunteer architects consider uses for cave-filled property http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article28053736.html#storylink=rss Land near 48th Street and Roe Avenue was the site of the city pool until the early 1990s, when the pool was closed and filled in with dirt.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:24:17 CDT

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Roeland Park officer commended for act of generosity http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article28013698.html#storylink=rss The Roeland Park City Council and Police Chief John Morris recognized Officer Mark Engravalle with the Meritorious Conduct Award for helping a homeless woman who was caught shoplifting diapers, wipes and shoes for her children.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:40:49 CDT

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Deffenbaugh to begin curbside glass recycling in parts of Prairie Village http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article28009411.html#storylink=rss The trash company plans to begin a pilot project in October collecting glass curbside for roughly 200 homes in the Prairie Village neighborhoods of Normandy Square and Corinth Hills. Based on the results, the company would roll out curbside glass recycling citywide beginning next year.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:47:39 CDT

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Curtain rises on Prairie Village Shopping Center restaurant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27229966.html#storylink=rss Standees - The Entertaining Eatery in Prairie Village is now the Chocolate Frog Cafe, a more family-friendly operation serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and sharing a lobby with Standees movie theaters. Beauty Brands opens in Shawnee on Friday. Indian restaurant Spice N Rice is now open in the Fountains in Overland Park. Mio - an Italian Trattoria and Mio - an Italian Pizzeria have closed in Leawood.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:59:22 CDT

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Mission Chateau permit put off because of postage problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article26867839.html#storylink=rss In other news, Prairie Village Planning Commission approves new Briarwood school plan.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:10:07 CDT

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Food trucks could be coming to the corner of 47th Street and Mission Road in Roeland Park.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:42:50 CDT

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Earthquake devastation calls man to a mission to aid struggling Nepal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article26700535.html#storylink=rss Fred Kornis has done countless mission trips to India and considers the region his second home.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:41:37 CDT

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At Moss Printing, taking care of customers is best marketing tactic http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26699818.html#storylink=rss Owner Jose Ramirez said business has continued to steadily grow at the Mission location. As a member of the chamber of commerce there, he focused on reaching as many of his fellow business owners as he could. Then he began to look beyond for growth opportunities.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:34:11 CDT

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Urban living, art center projects could give downtown Overland Park a cooler vibe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article26653516.html#storylink=rss The city council took action on several projects — a popular art center and three mixed-use developments —that could breathe a hipper energy into the shopping district near 79th Street and Metcalf Avenue.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:24:32 CDT

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Despite council concerns, Prairie Village moves ahead on Meadowbrook redevelopment http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article26654728.html#storylink=rss Several council members want concerns resolved before final approval in the fall on the plan to develop the 137-acre Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club into a park, senior living complex, luxury apartments, single-family homes, two neighborhoods of town homes and a boutique hotel.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:38:41 CDT

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Financing for Prairie Village park and residential development detailed http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article25831858.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

VanTrust Real Estate plans to develop part of the 137-acre Meadowbrook property bordered by 91st and 95th streets and Nall and Roe avenue in Prairie Village, building a senior living center, two areas of townhomes, luxury apartments, single-family homes and a boutique inn.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:20:07 CDT

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Blue Star winners represent Starlight Theatre in national competition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article25329964.html#storylink=rss Maggie Marx of Shawnee Mission Northwest and Austin Dalgleish of Shawnee Mission East will have five days of rehearsal and coaching in New York City before the awards are presented Monday at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:18:00 CDT

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Mission rolls out the downtown welcome mat with farmers market, completed roadwork http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article24686533.html#storylink=rss Construction on Johnson Drive was the bane of drivers since the 18-month project started in 2013. With traffic down to a single lane or completely closed at times and dust and noise a part of the daily experience, business owners along the route suffered.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:16:01 CDT

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Prairie Village moves closer to approving Meadowbrook development http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article24631543.html#storylink=rss The council committee of the whole voted 11-1 Monday to approve an agreement with VanTrust Real Estate, Johnson County Park and Recreation District, and Johnson County wastewater. The agreement will be forwarded on to the July 6 City Council meeting for final approval. Described as a good faith document, the document outlines the general structure of the redevelopment and identifies responsibilities for all the parties involved.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:02:09 CDT

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Prairie Village residents, developer reach agreement on former Mission Valley school site http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22860885.html#storylink=rss Attorneys for the Tutera and a group of neighbors told the Prairie Village City Council on Monday that they have reached a settlement agreement that would allow Tutera to apply for a new special use permit to build Mission Chateau, a retirement community at 8500 Mission Road.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:10:59 CDT

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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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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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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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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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Prairie Village makes Mission Road project listed as 2016 priority http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article20277609.html#storylink=rss Nearby residents have long complained that sidewalks along the road between 71st and 75th streets are narrow and close to the four-lane street.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 14:12:35 CDT

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Little libraries get Leawood extension http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20277771.html#storylink=rss Little Free Libraries have been exempted from a city ordinance that prohibits front-yard structures. That exemption will continue until next May 2.

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Changing with the times, Capitol Federal Savings Bank at 95th and Nall gets a facelift http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article20175324.html#storylink=rss Landmark was a significant building in Johnson County and Overland Park at the time it was built in 1967, but updates to the building have been minimal.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 09:13:28 CDT

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Prairie Village’s movie theater-restaurant Standees is making changes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19812915.html#storylink=rss Standees The Entertainment Eatery in Prairie Village has temporarily closed its restaurant while it changes the concept. It will reopen with a new look, new menu and new name - The Chocolate Frog - in late May or early June. The theaters will continue to operate during the restaurant’s remodeling.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:15:56 CDT

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Shawnee Mission plans to get rid of fee for all-day kindergarten, cut class sizes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article19800849.html#storylink=rss Superintendent Jim Hinson said the change was part of a multi-year effort to allow all children to participate in all-day kindergarten. He said the district will be able to absorb the estimated loss of $1.8 million in revenue through budget cuts it has implemented in recent years, but the plan won’t work if the Kansas Legislature fails in its effort to replace the existing state school funding formula with block grants or the state courts allow legal challenges of the block grant plan to move forward.

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Plans for senior living center at Meadowbrook site in Prairie Village are unveiled http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article19196457.html#storylink=rss The eight-acre site would feature a single, four-story building containing 120 independent living apartments, 120 assisted living/memory care units and 90 rehabilitation units.

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