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Tue, 19 May 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21290370.html
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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Central Square district at former Metcalf South site gets legal tweak http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21414249.html#storylink=rss Because of an error in the legal description, the redevelopment district the Overland Park City Council had approved March 16 didn’t cover the entire area. A small sliver of property to the north was accidentally omitted.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:16:49 CDT

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Blue Valley elementary mixes it up to fight hunger http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21411852.html#storylink=rss Students at Morse Elementary School in the Blue Valley School District gathered last week to assemble enough bags of a special soup mix to feed 27,925 people. This is the first time the program, run by Omaha Kids Against Hunger, has been done in Kansas City.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:58:50 CDT

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Overland Park pays tribute to fallen officer Deanna Rose http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21410928.html#storylink=rss Deanna Rose loved animals.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:54:14 CDT

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Olathe and Overland Park look at improving 143rd Street with widening, other upgrades http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article21409446.html#storylink=rss At an open house for nearby residents, the cities recently unveiled their plans for reconstructing a mile-long section of the street between Quivira and Pflumm roads. Among the upgrades are bike trails and better sight lines.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:39:03 CDT

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Blue Valley CAPS program jump-starts students’ future http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20773920.html#storylink=rss Blue Valley schools Superintendent Tom Trigg developed the idea for CAPS, which first began in 2008 as a satellite program for about 150 students in the district. The kids were sent to businesses around the area to learn about the workforce. Today, CAPS is housed in a sprawling building in Overland Park, with more than 800 students and classes that continue to evolve.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:41:08 CDT

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Business briefs: QTS Realty acquires Virginia tech firm for $326 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20529084.html#storylink=rss QTS operates 12 data service centers in eight states. Carpathia Hosting is based in Dulles, Va.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20529084.html
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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Shahrazad Café & Market brings a taste of the Middle East to the Midwest http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20265366.html#storylink=rss Rashid Khalaf, born and raised in the Middle East, brings the tastes and wares of that region to his Overland Park establishment, Shahrazad Café & Market. The market and cafe are open seven days a week; a buffet lunch is offered on weekdays. The market offers fresh vegetables each Wednesday and Halal meats on Thursday.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 12:02:33 CDT

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Police, fire departments look forward to sharing OP facility http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article19819149.html#storylink=rss The new Overland Park Public Safety Facility, being built at 163rd Street and Antioch Road, will house stations for both departments. City officials are hoping to have a July 2016 opening for the $7.5 million facility.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:31:51 CDT

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Leawood looking at how to combat tree loss http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article19570701.html#storylink=rss The Leawood City Council is working to stem the loss of trees.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:02:59 CDT

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Printing passion results in Overland Park screen printing business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article19159620.html#storylink=rss Darryl Adams turned his interest in printing into his business, Adams Screen Printing & Embroidery in Overland Park. There, a machine with 12 long tentacle arms helps Adams and his crew produce as many as 600 shirts in an hour and up to 1,000 a day.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:44:36 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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CASA volunteers help foster kids find a voice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article18538121.html#storylink=rss But too many children in state care don’t have an advocate. More volunteers are needed. CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties serves only one-third of the children in the state child welfare system in Johnson County. Last year, CASA volunteers served 327 of the 963 children under court protection in the county. There are currently 113 children on a waiting list for a CASA volunteer in Johnson County, according to CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:52:54 CDT

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In a rite of passage, Scouts lend a helping hand to others http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article18537431.html#storylink=rss Ceremonial smoke filled the air. Bonfire flames burned bright. An authentic teepee set the scene. Sounds of drumming and jingling bells played across the grass. These were the sights and sounds of the Order of the Arrow ceremony, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. More than 200 Scouts attended.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:41:12 CDT

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Overland Park approves plan to create 165 miles of bike lanes in city http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article18491063.html#storylink=rss The plan calls for buffered bicycle lanes, shared use paths, shared lane markings and signed bike routes. The $27 million project will be implemented gradually and will take several years to complete, spreading out the cost.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:39:30 CDT

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Commission to look at new firehouse in Stilwell http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17771342.html#storylink=rss At its meeting Thursday, the Johnson County Commission will consider whether to allow Fire District No. 2 to issue about $2.7 million in bonds to build a new facility at 19120 Metcalf Ave.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:08:51 CDT

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Leawood Chamber beefs up economic development services http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17313845.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17313845.html Blue Valley school hopefuls boast district ties http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17501669.html#storylink=rss Concern about state budget cuts is the fuel behind each candidate running for the Blue Valley Board of Education

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:36:47 CDT

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Johnson County housing market had slow start in January http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17317841.html#storylink=rss Still, the County Economic Research Institute said in its latest report that overall home sale prices climbed 8.4 percent in January to $270,800, from the same month in 2014.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:49:14 CDT

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Overland Park council hopefuls list their top priorities for city http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17033564.html#storylink=rss Keeping Overland Park on top is a main priority for most of the candidates running for City Council in the general election April 7.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:52:05 CDT

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Three named as Master Teachers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article16934402.html#storylink=rss Carmen Cantrell, a special education teacher at Indian Hills Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District, and Reed Uthe, a speech and drama teacher at Lakewood Middle School in Blue Valley, are among the honorees. Leslie McAfee, a math teacher at Piper High School, was also honored.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:42:35 CDT

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Blue Valley West team has science nationals in its sights http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article16221695.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:15:25 CDT

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Camelot Court makeover underway in Leawood http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article16219133.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:50:19 CDT

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Brookridge redevelopment plan sparks emotions at Overland Park meeting http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article16170035.html#storylink=rss Overland Park Planning Commission tells developer Curtin Property Co. to tweak the plan after residents speak out in anger about the 138-acre project’s density and traffic.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:01:54 CDT

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Overland Park investment firm sold to RCS Capital http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article15397835.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Olathe engineering firm expands in Texas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article15293429.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article15293429.html Overland Park initiatives to take aim at suburban decay http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article16090625.html#storylink=rss As some residential areas of the city grow shabbier and more crime-prone, Overland Park is taking steps toward revitalization, focusing on neighborhoods that are sliding downhill and rental properties that are deteriorating.

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