Shawnee & Lenexa

Shawnee & Lenexa

Lenexa townhouse project stalls

The Lenexa City Council recently decided to end its agreement with the developer for a project that would have built 61 townhomes with attached garages on 3.4 acres north of 87th Street Parkway on Penrose Lane.

Shawnee & Lenexa

DeShonte’ Cobin teaching young students more than dance

Cobin mixes in social skills and basic coordination for the beginners, while she encourages the older girls to talk about their stress at school or work on body image. Her Shawnee business, called Creative Movements, has been located in the Shawnee Village Shopping Center at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Quivira Road, for four years.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Lenexa marketplace taking shape

Carmen Chopp, the city’s public market manager, has begun soliciting tenants for the market. Target products include coffee, baked goods, local wine, beer and spirits, ice cream, pizza and unique food and drink offerings and products. All businesses will be owner-operated, she said.

Shawnee & Lenexa

At Barley’s, it’s not just about the beer

A pioneer of Kansas City’s craft beer scene, Barley’s wooed patrons early on with all sorts of sudsy fun: beer tastings, beer events, beer schools. And to augment the beer experience, Barley’s kitchen whipped up traditional appetizers still available and popular on the current menu

Shawnee & Lenexa

Lenexa library branch takes driving through to a new level

Johnson County commissioners gave the go-ahead last week to include a kiosk at the new branch that would maximize the drive-through experience by allowing patrons to pick up items, as well as drop them off. The free-standing kiosk would be staffed during library hours and would be the first of its kind in Johnson County,

Shawnee & Lenexa

Recent improvements put new wonder in Wonderscope

New flooring in the main hall, exhibit rooms and the large exhibit space in the back of the museum was made possible by a $65,000 grant received earlier this year from the Sunderland Foundation. Other recent improvements include painting the interior of the museum, a thorough cleaning of exhibit rooms, adding new features to several exhibits and opening a farm-to-market exhibit in April.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Shawnee OKs change in council selections

Rather than allowing an appointee to fill whatever is left of the four-year term, the new rule calls for voters to elect a new council member either at the soonest fall election or in a special election. An appointee would fill the spot only until that election. That could cut months off the time an appointee would serve.

Videos

Catching up with pro football Hall of Famer Will Shields

Retired Kansas City Chiefs and pro football Hall of Famer Will Shields says he's been keeping pretty busy with work at the NFL league office, his 68’s Inside Sports fitness and training center, the Will to Succeed foundation a new program, Will To Do It, and his kids. Shields also plays pick up basketball as often as he can.
Jill Toyoshiba and John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
Catching up with pro football Hall of Famer Will Shields 1:35

Catching up with pro football Hall of Famer Will Shields

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Five questions with Mitch McConnell

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U.S. Figure Skating championships: 2-minute drill with Nathan Chen

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Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer talks about Medicaid expansion