Shawnee & Lenexa

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

Video shows gunman shooting at off-duty KC police officer

Police released a video that shows a gunman shooting at an off-duty Kansas City police officer working at a church in the 11000 block of Ruskin Way near Ruskin High School.
Kansas City Police Department
Video shows gunman shooting at off-duty KC police officer 1:13

Video shows gunman shooting at off-duty KC police officer

'That's the way you come home': Eric Berry's parents on his cancer journey 6:02

'That's the way you come home': Eric Berry's parents on his cancer journey

Living in Kansas City as an Oakland Raiders fan 0:51

Living in Kansas City as an Oakland Raiders fan

Pearl Harbor survivor recounts moments after the attack began 2:08

Pearl Harbor survivor recounts moments after the attack began