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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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Fizzled Shawnee Landing project won’t halt sewer construction http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article16221863.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:17:45 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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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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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/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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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:20:32 CST

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Team Drive-Away makes it easy for dealers to get trucks delivered http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article10536701.html#storylink=rss Jim Marmon’s Shawnee company, Team Drive-Away, which serves Class 8 used truck dealers and freight haulers, matches drivers to haul truck cabs from the seller to the end user in the United States and Canada.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:54:29 CST

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Award-winning Shawnee Mission West teacher turns classwork on its head http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article9611096.html#storylink=rss Instead of lecturing in class, Laura Brogdon of Shawnee Mission West videotapes her lessons for students to watch at home. Then the homework is completed in class, where students have the ability to work with partners, groups or one-on-one with the teacher.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:16:58 CST

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From a robbery widow, a sad perspective http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article7769388.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:13:46 CST

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Nazareth Sweets brings baklava and other Middle Eastern sweets to Lenexa http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article7771281.html#storylink=rss Nazareth Sweets, a family-owned bakery that opened six months ago in Lenexa, specializes in baklava and other Middle Eastern sweets such as kanafeh, hareeseh and mammoul.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:31:15 CST

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Shawnee business services company merges with Arizona firm http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article7006583.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:00:00 CST

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Wonderscope fun honors Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article7768959.html#storylink=rss Approximately 400 children visited the museum Monday for its special activities, which included craft stations, storytelling, drumming and exhibitis.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:10:10 CST

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Shawnee center gets rezoning as fight continues http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article7271909.html#storylink=rss Persistent objections from neighbors about a 55-foot retaining wall planned for the Shawnee Landing shopping center have begun to have an effect on some members of the Shawnee City Council.

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:20:06 CST

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Planning board accepts plan for proposed Shawnee Landing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article6379383.html#storylink=rss A 55-foot retaining wall, which has been a major concern for nearby residents, is included in the plan, which has faced oppposition for weeks.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:58:17 CST

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Shawnee City Council advances proposed shopping center over neighbors’ objections http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article4863204.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:08:41 CST

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Firefighters from Shawnee and Olathe respond quickly in outstate accident http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article4843071.html#storylink=rss After truck driver loses consciousness in Thayer, Kan., his vehicle hits two pickup trucks and a building. Three Johnson County firefighters were just seconds away from the scene as it unfolded.

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:20:46 CST

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