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Last chance to visit 1950’s All-Electric House in Shawnee this holiday season
November 26, 2015
This year’s “A Very Fifties Christmas” holiday event is the public’s last chance to tour the 1950s All-Electric House at its current home behind the Johnson County Museum in Shawnee.
Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring
November 25, 2015
A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.
Leavenworth seeks scores of historical photos
November 25, 2015
The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million capital campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken by prominent frontier photographers more than a century ago during Leavenworth’s pioneer days.
Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding
November 25, 2015
State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
Face to Face: Old Shawnee Pizza’s Cassie Brothers
November 25, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Local Boy Scout troop holds Cake Bake Competition
November 25, 2015
The local Boy Scout Troop 3284 held their annual Cake Bake competition on Thursday and mayor Michelle Distler, Police Chief Rob Moser and Fire Chief John Mattox were there to judge.
Shawnee salon owner looks to combine high-end with comfort
November 25, 2015
The recent opening of a new salon in downtown Shawnee has one elementary school student pretty excited, says her mom and the salon’s owner, Kristi Rodgers.
Shawnee businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday
November 25, 2015
Small Business Saturday is back in Shawnee and there are more businesses participating this year than ever.
Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected
November 24, 2015
Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by. Life continues in this town of about 10,000 a year after its biggest employer, Amazon, announced it was leaving. The closing of the distribution warehouse, along with a couple of other plant closings and layoffs last year, meant the loss of more than 800 jobs — about 5 percent of all jobs in Montgomery County, The Wichita Eagle reported.
KCP&L appeals rate increase ruling by Kansas regulators
November 24, 2015
Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders.
Shawnee departments earn national accreditation
November 24, 2015
The Shawnee Public Works and Development Services departments have been honored by an independent agency some of the best in the country.
SM North aims for return to state tournament
November 23, 2015
The Shawnee Mission North boys basketball team is looking for a return to the state tournament.
Shawnee participating in DUI, seat belt enforcement campaign
November 23, 2015
The Shawnee Police Department is joining other Kansas police agencies, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, beginning today, Nov.23, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Fundraiser set for bicyclist hit on Shawnee Mission Parkway
November 23, 2015
A group of Hope Lutheran Church parishioners is holding a fundraiser for the Shawnee man seriously injured in Spetember while riding his bike to work on Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children
November 22, 2015
A member of the Topeka City Council and his wife are accused of abusing and endangering some of the 16 children in their care and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.
Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas
November 22, 2015
A study by a nonprofit health advocacy group says youth drug overdose rates are up in Kansas, but that they remain lower than the national rate.
Kansas City Connection: More holiday events, tasty eats and food for your ears
November 22, 2015
No sooner had last Sunday’s holiday preview gone to press than I learned of two more interesting stage events taking place through 2015 in Kansas City.
Mill Valley advances to state championship game
November 21, 2015
After one quarter of play, the Mill Valley football team found itself trailing St. Thomas Aquinas 7-0 in the Class 5A state semifinals on Friday night. But that’s when the Jaguars kicked into high gear, scoring 28 unanswered points on their way to a 45-28 home victory.
Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Kansas spending $20M to dredge John Redmond Reservoir
November 20, 2015
Kansas is spending about $20 million to remove sediment from the reservoir that serves as the primary water source for a nearby nuclear power plant and several communities.