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.
Financial terms of the merger between CRMPoint and Tempe-based Precision Professionals were not disclosed. The combined company, to be headquartered in Shawnee at 12616 W. 62nd Terr., will have 30 employees.
The council took a major step toward approving $10.9 million in public financing for the Shawnee Landing development on 26 acres at the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road, after hearing objections from Bell Road residents on numerous points.
Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.
The county has approved a sewer line that would run along a wooded creek and was fervently opposed by Bell Road residents. Residents along the creek say they don’t oppose the development itself, but would like the city and county to consider a different route for the sewer line that serves it.
A “lending machine” will be built at the site of the future Monticello branch, 22435 W. 66th St., sometime in 2015. The machine will cut miles off the drive to pick up materials at the Shawnee and Lackman branches, which are currently the closest for those residents. The county is also planning significant changes to the Central Resource Library to enlarge the popular MakerSpace