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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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Mon, 18 May 2015 11:04:05 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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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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Tue, 05 May 2015 14:15:57 CDT

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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 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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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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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:01:12 CDT

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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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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:55:08 CDT

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Shawnee Mission district gives TIF more scrutiny http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article19059423.html#storylink=rss School district is watching as new developments could potentially bring hundreds of new students to the district but virtually no additional revenue to accommodate them.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:53:49 CDT

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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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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:57:13 CDT

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Mission Chateau unveils major changes to site plan; council extends project permit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article17776148.html#storylink=rss The development’s overall size has shrunk by more than 88,000 square feet, or 24 percent, and no longer includes a planned 136-bed skilled nursing center or an associated memory care unit. Some of this lost space was replaced with almost 23,000 square feet in additional residential space. Green space also has been increased.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:26:58 CDT

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Traffic, parking top council’s list of Meadowbrook concerns http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article17775854.html#storylink=rss Prairie Village holds its first discussion of public feedback on the project between Roe and Nall avenues and 91st and 95th streets.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:25:41 CDT

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Hobby has special meaning for church-goer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article17775137.html#storylink=rss Many people turn to nature when they’re thinking about religion. Robert Cunningham of Prairie Village takes this route, but with the hands-on twist.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:22:28 CDT

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Technology and state funding issues take center stage for Shawnee Mission school candidates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article17034764.html#storylink=rss Candidates for contested races in the Shawnee Mission School District discuss issues of technology and state funding.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:01:03 CDT

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:55:21 CDT

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:43:30 CDT

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Entrepreneurs start tapping into market among cities for curbside glass recycling http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article16199423.html#storylink=rss Curbside glass recycling went away for most residents in the early 2000s. Now, a decade and a half later, curbside glass recycling is slowly making a comeback, thanks to small startups by entrepreneurs in Westwood and Overland Park.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:19:18 CDT

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Hundreds turn out to share thoughts on Meadowbrook plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article14045213.html#storylink=rss Officials from VanTrust Real Estate, Prairie Village and Johnson County were available to hear feedback and concerns. Ten stations were set up in the clubhouse to detail various components of the redevelopment plan from financing to infrastructure to ideas on features and activities.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:50:22 CDT

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Overland Park planning board OKs final plat for Roe Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article13820417.html#storylink=rss The redevelopment plan for the park at 104th and Roe Avenue calls for an interactive water area, a new playground, restroom and expanded parking.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:32:52 CDT

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Mission balks at bike trail costs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article13246418.html#storylink=rss Council members have been concerned about the trail’s location in a flood plain and the cost of maintaining it. Committee members do not plan to recommend for approval when it comes up again at the next full council meeting Wednesday.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:19:37 CDT

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Four area teens honored by Prudential for community spirit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article12364490.html#storylink=rss Blake Harris of Kansas City, North, is one of Missouri’s two state honorees for the award and the only one to take the top honor from the Kansas City area. Three other area teens made the list as distinguished finalists: Paul Freeman of Mission Hills, Nghia Jones of Overland Park and Jordan Richardson of Platte County High School.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:26:32 CST

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Prairie Village police chief to retire, council looks at traffic safety http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article12240737.html#storylink=rss The City Council also agrees to reopen a program to slow traffic in residential areas after budget cuts suspended the program.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:58:02 CST

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Public ‘open houses’ to be held on Meadowbrook park and housing proposal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article11060657.html#storylink=rss The public is welcome to learn more March 10-11 about a reuse plan for the Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club site in Prairie Village.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:00:00 CST

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Roeland Park council candidates focus on economics, transparency http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article11087897.html#storylink=rss In Ward Three, Linda Mau, Erin Thompson and David Gauwitz are facing off for a council seat. In Ward Four, JoAnna Rush, Michael Poppa and incumbent Marek Gliniecki are running against each other.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:28:14 CST

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Matt Ross therapy pool closed, frustrating a wide array of users http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article10570064.html#storylink=rss A group of Johnson County residents are upset and frustrated that the therapy pool at Overland Park’s Matt Ross Community Center has closed. It was the only physical therapy pool open to the public in the Kansas City area.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:32:49 CST

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Facility security gets a high-tech boost in Shawnee Mission School District http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article9771710.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Parents who need to visit their kids’ in Shawnee Mission schools will find a few new high-tech gizmos waiting for them in the office beginning this week. And they had better come prepared with a driver’s license or some other form of ID.

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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:20:18 CST

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