<![CDATA[Shawnee & Lenexa News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Shawnee & Lenexa 60 De Soto schools to begin hunt for Hancock successor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article32391120.html#storylink=rss The De Soto school board will begin the process of choosing someone to fill out the remainder of Scott Hancock’s term, now that voters have decided he should be recalled.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:03:35 CDT

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Lenexa officer honored for leadership http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article32357733.html#storylink=rss Lenexa Police Maj. Dawn Layman was named the Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year by the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, called NAWLEE, at its recent conference in Hartford, Conn.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:42:52 CDT

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Recall election removes Scott Hancock from De Soto school board http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article31487294.html#storylink=rss About 90 percent of voters cast ballots to remove Hancock, with about 2,300 votes counted Tuesday night. Hancock’s term would normally have ended in 2017. The recall stemmed from accusations that Hancock disrespected female district administrators, calling them “missy” and “little girl.” Hancock denied those allegations.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:05:55 CDT

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Shawnee looks at regulations for food trucks, a confusing city-by-city issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article31489889.html#storylink=rss While Shawnee currently does not require food trucks to obtain a special event permit for city-sponsored events and private events, special event permits are required to operate on private property at events open to the public. Private property owners are restricted to obtaining two special event permits annually. Other Johnson County cities allow food trucks to operate under certain conditions, including Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park and Merriam.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:45:06 CDT

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Rellec Apparel races ahead with t-shirt design and printing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article31393109.html#storylink=rss The full-service wholesale t-shirt design and printing company has found a market for its products by working mainly with schools, clubs, businesses and non-profit organizations that put on races and walks

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:07:59 CDT

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De Soto school board recall vote will be Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article31113371.html#storylink=rss Organizers of the recall drive have objected to what they say is a belittling attitude toward district administrators, particularly female administrators, by board member Scott Hancock.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:09:43 CDT

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Panzon’s, a Lenexa Mexican eatery, is feast for the eyes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article30738426.html#storylink=rss A Lenexa Mexican restaurant features a large, whimsical collection of art, and there’s a story behind every piece. And behind the collection itself.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:33:54 CDT

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With Lenexa City Center, Lenexa sees good things come to those who wait http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article29988093.html#storylink=rss After more than 30 years, a couple of recessions and some false starts and embarrassments, the Lenexa City Center project at 87th Street and Renner appears to be paying off. When it is completely built out — and officials say that won’t be for at least a decade — it will be an area where people can work, shop and be entertained, possibly within blocks of their homes.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:12:20 CDT

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Cities turn to personal contact to bolster public relations http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article29984961.html#storylink=rss Mayor Michelle Distler kicks off a series called “Third Thursday with the Mayor.” And despite the prevalence of social media, other cities also are turning to town hall sessions and other interaction.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:46:19 CDT

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SMSD looks to build aquatics center in Lenexa, not Shawnee Mission South http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article28496137.html#storylink=rss The district is in negotiations with city officials to build the aquatics center in the Lenexa City Center. The city would donate the property.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:10:37 CDT

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For the love of robots http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article28852366.html#storylink=rss Aside from breaks for meals and sleep taken in shifts, contestants in a two-day robotics challenge in Lenexa worked continuously until their robots were deployed in an obstacle course, which the machines would navigate autonomously.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:11:29 CDT

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Casey Brothers Sinclair station — a Mission landmark — enters a new chapter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article26700154.html#storylink=rss Hersh and Ray Casey are retiring from Casey Brothers Sinclair station. The property will become just an auto repair shop after Aug. 1, but Hersh Casey will continue to run it until his retirement.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:37:26 CDT

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Vote to recall De Soto school board’s Scott Hancock set for Aug. 18 http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26672392.html#storylink=rss Recall supporters gathered 1,393 signatures, of which 1,190 were validated, according to the Johnson County Election Commission. At least 1,000 valid signatures were needed. The vote will be held Aug. 18.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:33:03 CDT

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Shawnee honored for its treatment of military employees http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article26670946.html#storylink=rss The city will receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. Shawnee is only the second Kansas employer — after Sprint in 2004 — to receive the award. Shawnee and 14 other recipients were selected from nearly 3,000 nominations.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:18:57 CDT

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Local winner of Lenexa barbecue battle is veteran Pitmaster http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article26098297.html#storylink=rss “Never go into a contest expecting to win,” Grand Champion Rod Gray says. “If you do, you’re going to wind up sad and miserable most of the time. There’re lots of good cooks out there who’ve been doing it a long time and they’re out to win, too.”

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:31:12 CDT

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July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article25850800.html#storylink=rss Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:36:11 CDT

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Far from the sea, sailboat fans ply the waves of Kansas City area lakes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article31366547.html#storylink=rss We may be far from the nearest ocean, but most lakes in the area have some level of sailing every weekend. In fact, many have their own sailing and yachting clubs. Some participate for the sport of it; others, just for fun. So step aboard a sailboat and ply the waters of Shawnee Mission Park Lake, Smithville Lake or Lake Jacomo, among others.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:00 CDT

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Silent Samaritans give the gift of mobility to kids http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article25654759.html#storylink=rss All it took was a chance meeting at the movie theater to help five local families who have children with disabilities. An Overland Park couple was at the theater when they saw a benefit going on for Variety: The Children’s Charity.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:12:45 CDT

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Shawnee Mission’s search for an alternate site for Benninghoven comes up empty http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article25339828.html#storylink=rss Superintendent Jim Hinson said Monday that the school district plans to build the new version of Benninghoven on the same Caenen Avenue site as the existing building, beginning possibly by the end of the year and opening in 2017. The district has spent the last few months looking for an alternative site as it sought to expand the campus of nearby Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:05:49 CDT

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Blue Star winners represent Starlight Theatre in national competition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article25329964.html#storylink=rss Maggie Marx of Shawnee Mission Northwest and Austin Dalgleish of Shawnee Mission East will have five days of rehearsal and coaching in New York City before the awards are presented Monday at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:18:00 CDT

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Young burn victim creates a chance to give back to hospital http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article23600614.html#storylink=rss Six-year-old Eli Anno of Shawnee knows what it’s like to spend time in the hospital, and he wants to make the experience better for other children.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:46:04 CDT

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Business briefs: Shawnee Chamber up for national honors http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article23214603.html#storylink=rss Also, Bank of Blue Valley has acquired a branch in Overland Park from the Federal Savings Bank.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:25:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article23214603.html
Shawnee honors three for fire rescue efforts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article22955532.html#storylink=rss Two died as a result of Shawnee house fire on May 14, but three people survived, thanks to the actions of Jessica Daale, Katherine Humble and Brandon Humble.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:06:37 CDT

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KCP&L’s plans for vehicle charging stations hits a speed bump with cities across the county http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article22953360.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Shawnee is among several Johnson County cities that have put the brakes on an offer from Kansas City Power & Light to install electric vehicle charging stations on city-owned properties.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:50:11 CDT

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Lenexa-based Steel Toe acquired by Wichita firm http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article22614645.html#storylink=rss Steel Toe distributes municipal pumps and mechanical seals. It has five employees and will remain based here.

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Shawnee firehouse honors memory of fallen hero John B. Glaser http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article22385967.html#storylink=rss “John will always be a part of Shawnee” says Fire Chief John Mattox as a fire station is named in memory of the firefighter who died in the line of duty five years ago.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 18:34:24 CDT

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Canine partners sniff out mold problems http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article22330491.html#storylink=rss Shawnee man’s company uses expert sniffers — two trained beagles — to find mold at homes all around the Kansas City metro area.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 08:55:52 CDT

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Shawnee keeps fireworks regulations http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article22178076.html#storylink=rss A plan to legalize the sale and use of fireworks in Shawnee has fizzled out — for now, at least.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:14:37 CDT

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Shawnee Mission West bus driver offers words of encouragement on life’s journey http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article21410412.html#storylink=rss Arlene Leonard, a bus driver with First Student Bus Service, gave handwritten letters to the graduating seniors on her bus this month. Leonard said her big message to the students was letting them know they are important and that they make a difference in somebody’s life.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:49:45 CDT

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Brandon Kenig chosen to fill Ward 4 council seat in Shawnee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article20775324.html#storylink=rss A member of the Shawnee Planning Commission who has been active in local Republican politics, Kenig says the city’s biggest challenge is to ensure development is attractive and has the amenities people expect.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:56:14 CDT

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