<![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 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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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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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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Honoring lifesaving officers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article20664018.html#storylink=rss Mark Coenen will receive the Lifesaving Award at the Shawnee Police Department’s annual awards ceremony on May 13 at Shawnee Town Hall. Approximately 35 officers will be honored at the annual awards and recognition ceremony.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 10:06:13 CDT

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De Soto board member Scott Hancock faces harassment allegations, recall drive http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19818375.html#storylink=rss The petition claims Hancock violated federal laws against sexual harassment by making offensive comments about women and being dismissive and belittling toward female administrators and board members.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:22:08 CDT

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Business notes: Shawnee senior living facility sold http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article17041148.html#storylink=rss Granite Investment Group purchased the 48-unit Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living facility.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:05:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article17041148.html
Shawnee mayoral race has a familiar ring http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article17034560.html#storylink=rss Principal issues have figured in city elections before.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:59:11 CDT

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Development, revenue, roads get attention in Shawnee City Council races http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article17034290.html#storylink=rss Bringing development and a healthy revenue stream to Shawnee are two issues that have weighed upon the minds of the candidates for the City Council in Ward 1.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:57:39 CDT

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Lake Quivira mayoral race runs at low volume http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article17032232.html#storylink=rss Michael Olson, Leon Rieke vie for the post. The two men, who have both served on the City Council, are vying to succeed Wayne Hidalgo.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:42:06 CDT

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De Soto school candidates seek to ease discord, deal with growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17029190.html#storylink=rss More than 350 people turned out at a recent school board meeting to air their concerns over the direction that the district has taken and over the events leading up to the resignation of two administrators.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:22:10 CDT

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Residents, officers mingle over coffee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article16220210.html#storylink=rss The Lenexa Police Department is working to get to know the residents it serves — one cup of coffee at a time.

 

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:52 CDT

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A ‘nice neighborhood sports bar’ opens in Lenexa http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article15055376.html#storylink=rss Saints Pub + Patio has opened a second Lenexa location and rolled out a new menu for all of the area locations. Gigi’s Cupcakes new prototype rolled out recently in Blue Springs with another opening in Mission in April.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:34:51 CDT

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De Soto departures bring calls for action http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article13244717.html#storylink=rss Speakers at a packed board meeting attribute the resignation of Doug Sumner and Jessica Dain to rudeness from board member Scott Hancock. Sumner is the district’s superintendent, while Dain is director of teaching and learning.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:11:59 CDT

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De Soto departures bring calls for action http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article13237853.html#storylink=rss Speakers at a packed board meeting attribute the resignation of Doug Sumner and Jessica Dain to rudeness from board member Scott Hancock. Sumner is the district’s superintendent, while Dain is director of teaching and learning.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:48:40 CDT

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Shawnee Landing project fades away http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article13206953.html#storylink=rss Developers backed out of the plan for a 26-acre, $56.3 million project at the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road, citing costs and a challenging development schedule.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:11:47 CDT

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Economic development, street maintenance lead the priorities list for Shawnee mayoral candidates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article11087585.html#storylink=rss The primary candidates are council members Michelle Distler, Jeff Vaught and Dan Pflumm and former councilman and commissioner John Segale.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:22:58 CST

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Olathe school candidates see funding and vision as school district priorities http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article11087426.html#storylink=rss Scott Enge, Joe Beveridge, Robyn Essex and Elizabeth Howerton are running for the Position 7 at-large seat on March 3. The top two vote-getters will meet in the spring general election April 7.

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