<![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 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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Roeland Park candidates stress commitment to neighbors and city’s future http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article17034062.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Lack of city government transparency and a rise an increase in decreasing property values are just a couple of the key reasons candidates in Roeland Park are vying for open city council seats in the April 7 general election.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:55:21 CDT

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Mission Hills City Council: Four focus on quality of life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article17032436.html#storylink=rss Mission Hills council candidates cite the need for fiscal responsibility and wanting to retain the city’s quality of life.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:50:22 CDT

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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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Plan to cut class size to proceed in Shawnee Mission district http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article9670889.html#storylink=rss A $1.44 million cut to the Shawnee Mission School District budget ordered by Gov. Sam Brownback last week has caused many uncertainties but may not stop a recently announced plan to reduce class size there.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:06:41 CST

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Award-winning Shawnee Mission West teacher turns classwork on its head http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article9611096.html#storylink=rss Instead of lecturing in class, Laura Brogdon of Shawnee Mission West videotapes her lessons for students to watch at home. Then the homework is completed in class, where students have the ability to work with partners, groups or one-on-one with the teacher.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:16:58 CST

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Merriam plans on using public art to help define a sense of place http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article9145370.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

It’s a tiny sliver of land just up the embankment from Turkey Creek in downtown Merriam, hard by the intersection of Johnson and Merriam drives.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:26:15 CST

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Prairie Village attack victim to share her strategies for survival http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article8876351.html#storylink=rss On Sept. 8, 2010, her life nearly ended. Hill was savagely attacked by a workman in her Prairie Village home and left for dead in her basement. As part of her recovery, she is telling her story to small groups. But now she is scheduled to speak about her experience at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College..

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:04:11 CST

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‘Spirit of cooperation’ cited on proposed Mission Chateau http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article8876300.html#storylink=rss Prairie Village Councilwoman Laura Wassmer is optimistic over negotions on proposed retirement complex. To allow time for negotiations, the council agreed to delay action on a final plat for the project until Feb. 17.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:01:58 CST

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Roeland Park lifts ban on pit bulls http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article8874116.html#storylink=rss The city’s ban dates to the 1980s, according to council president Marek Gliniecki. The breed’s advocates say that other dogs, if mishandled, can become equally aggressive, and animal shelter organizations now support the lifting of breed-specific bans.

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Renovations totaling $12 million have begun at 6641 Mission Road, including the addition of a welcome center and renovation of the church sanctuary featuring the addition of a newly constructed pipe organ.Also planned is a new $8 million, 26,000-square-foot child and family development center at 99th Street and Mission Road.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:17:03 CST

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Fire pit on island sparks controversy in Prairie Village http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article8869958.html#storylink=rss A local landscaper built the structure on a city island near the Village Shops without getting permission from the city council. Now neighbors will need to find a new use for the project, and bring any new plans for approval from the city.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:32:37 CST

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Former Prairie Village mayor looks to county duties http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article7762815.html#storylink=rss More than 300 people attended a reception to honor the outgoing Prairie Village mayor for his quarter century of service. Ron Shaffer started his new role as 1st District representative on the County Commission last week.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:52:02 CST

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Mission Chateau developer gets time to work with Prairie Village neighbors http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article5518461.html#storylink=rss Action on a developer’s request to extend a special use permit for the proposed $50 million Mission Chateau retirement community at 8500 Mission Road has been continued until Jan. 20 while the developer works with neighbors.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:50:16 CST

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Necessity might be the mother of invention, but avid angler was part of the process, too http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article5517396.html#storylink=rss Shawnee Mission North senior and an avid fisherman Corben Tannahill invented “Angler’s Friend,” a wearable pack to organize all your fishing gear.

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