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A new approach to dealing with young offenders

The Youth and Family Services Center in Olathe will soon open a new program that will be more like a transitional living shelter than old-fashioned detention. The center will offer a wide variety of leisure activities, sports and crafts, tablets, religious services and college prep as well as behavior incentives designed to get them back into schools.


From a robbery widow, a sad perspective

Like Becky Bieker, Mary Ellen Grovenburg of Spring Hill lost her husband in an armed robbery at her family’s small business, Mr. G’s Liquor Store in Shawnee. It’s been a difficult road for Grovenburg since the 2010 shooting that killed her husband, Gerry.

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