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Automotive Advisors: Tips to help Dad save the day by saving the family car
June 12, 2016
For many of us, our fathers will be top of mind this month. With Father’s Day just around the corner, dads, uncles and grandfathers will be celebrated for the role they play as our very own superheroes day in and day out.
For the Love of Birds: American beauties in your backyard
June 4, 2016
What an incredible spring we are having with so much rain! It also seemed to rain birds, and then more birds. There were so many birds seen during migration, but here are a few that are worthy of one more shout out.
Automotive Advisors: When it comes to cars, Mom knows best
May 8, 2016
Mother knows best! Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the most important women in your life. For many of us, Mom played the role of Superwoman, keeping us on the right road — often by keeping us on the road. From driving to school to car pooling to soccer games, grocery shopping or appointment hopping, many dedicated moms play a secondary role as a chauffeur.
For the Love of Birds: Spring is here
April 30, 2016
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and baby birds are everywhere. We have baby bluebirds, robins, cardinals, wrens, northern flickers, barred owls, ducks and many more. Some are just hatching, and some are getting ready to fledge.
Church plans book, jewelry sale
April 19, 2016
United Methodist Women’s group at Shawnee United Methodist Church are having a book and jewelry sale this weekend at the church, 10700 Johnson Drive.
Sikh holiday celebration, parade to affect Shawnee traffic Saturday
April 14, 2016
On Saturday, members of the local Sikh community will be holding their annual celebration at their place of worship, 6834 Pflumm Road, which will include a parade using city streets.
Healthy yards event returns to Shawnee
March 23, 2016
The Seventh Annual Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo on April 2, aims to help attendees make greener choices for their yards and homes.
Colon cancer No. 2 killer, but highly treatable with screening
March 14, 2016
It was a routine colonoscopy that led to some shocking news for Lynette Miller: she had colon cancer.
Stories of love and marriage
Four Shawnee couples reflect on how they first got together and are making their relationships work now
February 14, 2016
After 63 years of marriage and counting, June and Frank Wilson are still each other’s favorite dance partners.
Shawnee church reaches out to community through free business classes
January 20, 2016
Now that it’s officially tax season, are you curious about any new tax laws and updates? Or has the idea of starting your own business always secretly been in the back of your mind?
To lose weight the right way, throw out the word ‘diet’
January 6, 2016
A common New Year’s resolution is to start that diet plan and stay on it this time around. But if losing weight is one of your goals for 2016, the best thing to do is to forget about the word “diet” altogether, says Judy Wegman, a registered dietitian in Shawnee.
Kansas City Connection: 36 Months in Kansas City
December 27, 2015
For my final column, I’d like to present this updated, family-friendly guide to all things KC.
Kansas City Connection: New Year’s options and a last-minute gift guide
December 20, 2015
Is New Year’s overrated? It depends who you ask. All the same, a memorable night out on the town on the last/first day of the year can provide you with a snapshot in time that you’ll remember long after the hangover wears off.
Holiday gifts for the health-conscious are easy to find
December 15, 2015
A sweater, flat-screen TV or box of Legos always make for good gifts for both youths and adults at Christmastime. But when looking for a more health- and fitness-related present for your loved ones, there’s a number of options that can be found pretty easily, too.
Kansas City Connection: The debut of KC Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ and other family activities
December 13, 2015
Audiences in Kansas City got their first peek at the Kansas City Ballet’s bold new production of “The Nutcracker” last week, and the opening performance was met by spontaneous applause and cheers of delight. The massive redesign, led by artistic director Devon Carney, brings a visually stunning overhaul to the classic ballet, with new choreography, costumes and set designs.

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