Melissa Treolo Staff writer

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Marble Day in Bonner Springs back for 10th year
May 3, 2016
It’s about to be that time of year again, when those pink balls go tumbling down Oak Street in downtown Bonner Springs and marbles take center stage in a large-scale tournament in the city’s Centennial Park.
For the love of the game: Shawnee production company behind documentary highlighting small-town Kansas baseball
April 26, 2016
With last season’s World Series win, it’s clearly an exciting time for professional Kansas City baseball fans.
Western Shawnee Pet Hotel expanding its services
April 23, 2016
If you have any kind of love for animals, working at Adorable Animal Designs Pet Day Spa & Hotel might be your dream job.
A bittersweet goodbye: Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool closing its doors at the end of the school year
April 13, 2016
Worms were a big hit Thursday morning at Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool.
Shawnee chamber, fellow travelers take ‘eye-opening’ trip to Cuba
April 3, 2016
For a number of years now, the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, working with the U.S. travel industry, has hosted trips across the globe, hitting such popular tourist destinations as China, Ireland and Italy.
48 Nieman students headed to new Shawanoe building next school year
April 1, 2016
Beginning next school year, a number of Nieman Elementary School students will be reassigned to the new Shawanoe Elementary School.
No longer a needle in a haystack: Knitting groups growing in Shawnee
March 23, 2016
For a long time, knitting as a hobby was considered by those holding the needles as kind of a guilty pleasure — something you would only do at home, and maybe only confess your enjoyment of to friends in hushed, semi-embarrassed tones.
Giving back in Cambodia: Yos Donuts owners make epic trip of goodwill to homeland
March 20, 2016
It’s now been decades since Matthew and Sokha Yos called Cambodia home. But the couple still clearly recalls the poverty and starvation they both suffered in the 1970s under the harsh Khmer Rouge regime that ultimately caused millions of deaths.
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.
A need for help: Wonderscope and other Shawnee attractions seeking more volunteers
March 9, 2016
Nikki Vendegna loves the work she does at the Shawnee and Oak Park branches of the Johnson County Library system.

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Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool teacher Anne Huxtable hands out worms to her students during a class project Thursday. After 46 years, the preschool is closing its doors at the end of this school year.

With the help of her father, Brian Savoy, 18-month-old Adelynn Savoy presses the valves of a shiny trumpet.

Though someone had to hold it up for her, 2-year-old Juniper Cunningham was pretty good at plucking the strings of a bass during Saturday's Instrument Petting Zoo at Wonderscope.

Having a love for dogs, 2-year-old Elliot Williams naturally showed up to the event with her family in a costumed homage to her favorite animal. While there, she had some fun with a violin.

Cassidy Brown, 5, blows into a trombone for all she is worth at Saturday’s Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony.

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