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Kansas City Connection: Barbecue that’s out of this world
September 28, 2014
In case you haven’t heard, the World Series is coming to Kansas City next weekend. No, I’m not talking about Royals baseball. I’m talking about the World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal-hosted event that features a whopping 550 teams and a $50,000 prize.
Face to Face: Living the dream
September 25, 2014
Wendy S. Denham is board clerk for the De Soto school district and administrative assistant for De Soto Superintendent Doug Sumner.
Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider
September 21, 2014
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Face to Face: Role of a lifetime
September 18, 2014
Marlisa VanKemseke is volunteer coordinator for Shawnee Community Services.
Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids
September 8, 2014
Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
Kansas City Connection: The circus comes to town, and the return of Ren Fest
September 7, 2014
School may be back in session, but those looking to treat their families to some fun performances and outdoor activities will have some good chances to do so this week in the Kansas City area.
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, krisgrinter.blogspot.com.
Cord blood donation available at two additional metro hospitals
August 8, 2014
Beginning today, Menorah Medical Center and Shawnee Mission Medical Center have joined Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Cord Blood Program and now offer mothers the option to donate their newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood to help those in need of a stem cell transplant.
New director helps lead Wonderscope into future
July 15, 2014
For John Lowe, change is good. Less than a year ago Lowe was hired as chief operating officer of the Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City.
Kansas City Connection: Cornering the farmers markets
July 14, 2014
The Kansas City area is filled with a wide variety of farmers markets that are well worth a visit. This week I’d like to take a look at some of the most interesting weekend and weekday markets in the area.
Backyard water garden draws crowd
July 9, 2014
Tucked away off Johnson Drive is Nancy Hammond’s slice of paradise.
Face to Face: Terry Love
July 9, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Terry Love.
Shawnee firefighters provide free compression-only CPR training
July 2, 2014
It wasn’t long ago Carole Collyard was showing a multi-story home in Shawnee when a client suddenly became winded.
Relay For Life of Shawnee 2014 draws crowd in support of cancer research
June 26, 2014
For Kim Cunningham and Team Yonke & Co. the annual Relay For Life is a time to remember those who have lost their lives to cancer and celebrate the growing number of survivors who live to fight another day.
Face to Face: Sergey Mirov
June 24, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Sergey Mirov.

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