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Kansas gets $350K to push healthier school meals
September 2, 2014
Kansas is receiving nearly $350,000 in federal grants to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks.
Topeka City Council to consider public nudity ban
September 2, 2014
The Topeka City Council is set to consider a ban on nudity in public places after a nude man strolled down city streets last week.
#ShawneeSports Schedule: Sept. 2-6
September 2, 2014
This week’s upcoming sports schedule around Shawnee.
Kansas State Fair will showcase new museum
September 2, 2014
When the Kansas State Fair opens Friday, it will include a new museum honoring a longtime painter and fair fixture who died last year.
Patrol says armed suspect dies in confrontation
September 1, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.
Online ride-sharing service comes to Wichita
September 1, 2014
A smartphone-based ride-sharing service has arrived in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita is one of 22 U.S. cities where San Francisco-based Uber took to the streets Thursday.
St. James soccer drops opener to rival Aquinas
September 1, 2014
The last time St. James Academy and St. Thomas Aquinas High boys soccer met prior to Friday night’s season-opening game was in the 5A state championship in November.
Event examines trail’s effect on Hispanics
September 1, 2014
An upcoming event will focus on the Santa Fe Trails’ effect on Hispanics and its influence on other cultures.
Teenager arrested after trying to burglarize liquor store
06:15 a.m., September 1, 2014 Updated 06:31 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after two people attempted to break into a liquor store early Monday.
Shawnee’s pet aquamation service first of its kind in region
September 1, 2014
The first pet aquamation service in the Kansas City area opened last month in Shawnee and the local owners could be at the forefront of a culture change as to how pet owners handle after life services.
International Observe the Moon Night at Shawnee Mission Park on Sept. 6
September 1, 2014
Love gazing at the moon on a clear night? Here’s a chance to do it with your neighbors while learning some astronomy.
Kansas City Connection: Music, Shakespeare, festivals and food
August 31, 2014
With so many great events scheduled for the start of September, here is a list of 15 reasons to visit Kansas City this weekend. You want Shakespeare? We got it. Chalk art? Check. A Spinach Festival? I’m afraid so. Without any further fanfare, here are 15 standout events, in no particular order.
Research could make solar energy more attractive
August 31, 2014
University researchers and utilities are conducting solar panel research that could make the energy source more attractive to Kansas users.
New plan emerges for southeast Kansas casino
August 31, 2014
Efforts to develop a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas are getting off the ground with a plan that includes a partnership with a nearby casino in Oklahoma.
Shawnee Books & Toys closing its doors
August 29, 2014
Shawnee Books & Toys is closing its doors on Saturday following several years of bad luck in the Westbrooke Village Shopping Center.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
12:12 p.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 12:12 p.m.
A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends. Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog,
Police arrest man suspected in Great Clips burglaries
11:41 a.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 02:20 a.m.
Overland Park police say they arrested a man they believe to be connected with the numerous burglaries of Great Clips hair salons around the Kansas City Metropolitan area, including Shawnee.
Johnson County Parks Police searching for missing man
August 29, 2014
The Johnson County Kansas Parks Police are asking for assistance Thursday night in locating a 56-year-old man.
Shawnee resident makes 4.0 at Benedictine
August 29, 2014
Michaela Pezza of Shawnee has been named to Benedictine College’s president’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
Train ride provides, enjoyable, unique travel experience
August 29, 2014
My wife and I took a trip to Chicago recently to visit our son, who is attending graduate school there. We brought along our 15-year-old grandson to explore and experience the sights and attractions of the city. It was the most relaxing and pleasurable trip we have taken in a long time.