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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 contains illegal HTML markup:

Keeping Overland Park on top is a main priority for most of the candidates running for Ccity Ccouncil in the general election on 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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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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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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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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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 After King Louie vote, planning can get underway http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article15034262.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:19:00 CDT By ROXIE HAMMILL

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Medical supply store provides wide selection for customers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article15071804.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Home Medical Supply carries almost 2,000 products, ranging from wound care kits to wheelchairs, lifts and hospital beds.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:28:45 CDT

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Overland Park council stands by plan to remove physical therapy pool http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article15052370.html#storylink=rss Two saunas will be installed at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., but council couldn’t justify the expense of repairing the pool. it was the only therapy pool for public use in the Kansas City area.

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Two Metcalf projects move ahead, becoming elegible for public financing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article15046934.html#storylink=rss Central Square, at 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue, and The Promontory, at 91st, both are mixed use projects, featuring retail and residential components. Both projects are now eligible for tax increment financing.

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Business notes: Ikea honors two area charities http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article13578794.html#storylink=rss KidsTLC, was the overall winner in Kansa of the retailer’s “Life Improvement Challenge.” The Metropolitan Organization Countering Sexual Assault was the runner-up.

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Overland Park mortgage lender expands in new location http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article14052554.html#storylink=rss Mortgage Lenders of America recently relocated its headquarters to 10975 El Monte St. The 72,000-square-foot building is more than three times the size of its previous headquarters at 8400 W. 110th St.

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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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Business briefs: Fast Company honors Overland Park financial services firm http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article12647192.html#storylink=rss blooom, an Overland Park-based online financial services firm, has been named one of Fast Company’s magazine’s 10 “Most Innovative Companies in Personal Finance” for 2015.

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Hyman Brand student to get National Space Club scholarship http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article13245044.html#storylink=rss Sophia Porter was selected as the only student in the country to receive the 2015 National Space Club Keynote Scholar award and a $10,000 scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, Porter will travel to Washington, D.C., with her parents to deliver the keynote speech at the National Space Club’s annual awards dinner Friday.

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Tucked into an Overland Park subdivision, Squad 47 is hidden in plain sight http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article13244219.html#storylink=rss Six first responders who rotates through 10418 Reeds Drive in the Nall Hills subdivision. The new squad was expected to answer 100 calls per month, but responded to 200 in its first month.

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Overland Park council considers fixes for therapy pool http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article12572765.html#storylink=rss The equipmen, located in the Matt Ross Community Center, was shut down in December because of severe maintenance issues.Replacing the pool would cost around $300,000.

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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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