William Trembley earned the Medal of Honor a century ago and then the medal was lost or stolen. Found in a piece of old furniture, it will be returned to members of Trembley’s family on Saturday in Shawnee.
Incumbent Amanda Grosserode is opposed in the Republican primary by attorney and businesswoman Jameia Haines, who has staked out more moderate positions, and Ray Marshall. The two Democrats vying to oppose the Republican in the general election are business consultant and Democratic Party activist Arthena Easterwood and pharmaceutical salesman Don McGuire. The district covers parts of Overland Park and Lenexa, mainly south of Interstate 435
Matthew Nesselrode, who has autism spectrum disorder, was limited to joining sports teams in leagues outside his school. That’s until he and junior Kaitlyn Moore joined forces to form a Unified Soccer Team at Mill Valley High School.
A plan to increase Shawnee’s sales tax to repair its deteriorating streets will be coming back before the city council this summer. The city has 780 lane miles of streets, about 12 percent of which are rated from “poor” to “failed.” But the regular street repair budget of about $4.1 million, which comes from the gasoline tax, an impact fee on the landfill and the general fund, does not provide enough money to keep pace with the ever-increasing cost of those repairs, according to staff estimates.
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Kansas ranked 37th of the 50 states for disability services, according to a 2013 survey by United Cerebral Palsy. Kansas has such a long waiting list that it would have to increase its program by 34 percent to meet the need, according to the survey.
The Jazz Storytelling events the American Jazz Museum on the first Friday of every month bring parents and kids from city and suburb to Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine district. It’s one way the jazz community is imparting the city’s unique musical heritage to a new generation. It takes work, because musical tastes have changed.
Jefferson’s is known for its wings and oysters, but the menu also includes specialty burgers, wraps, entree salads, and chicken fingers. And more new food operations for Lenexa, Olathe and Overland Park.