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Posts by Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga:

Mission voters renew 0.375% sales tax for parks and rec

Mission sales tax

In a special mail-in election this month, Mission residents have voted overwhelmingly to renew a three-eighths percent, or 0.375%, sales tax dedicated to the city’s parks and recreation department. Driving

In a special mail-in election this month, Mission residents have voted overwhelmingly to renew a three-eighths percent, or 0.375%, sales tax dedicated to the city’s parks and recreation department. Driving




Rio Theatre in Overland Park remains closed — Will it reopen?

Rio Theatre Overland Park

Nestled in downtown Overland Park sits the Rio Theatre, a quaint, retro-style cinema known for its single-screen showing of indie films. The movie theater’s iconic pink and teal neon lights

Nestled in downtown Overland Park sits the Rio Theatre, a quaint, retro-style cinema known for its single-screen showing of indie films. The movie theater’s iconic pink and teal neon lights


Roeland Park Community Center to get ‘mid-century modern’ update

Roeland Park community center

The Roeland Park Community Center is set to get a mid-century modern-themed makeover over the next few years. Project details: Renovations at the center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, are planned in

The Roeland Park Community Center is set to get a mid-century modern-themed makeover over the next few years. Project details: Renovations at the center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, are planned in


Maranatha Christian Academy unveils new $25M campus in Shawnee

Hundreds of people crowded into Maranatha Christian Academy’s new $25 million campus in western Shawnee on Saturday for a new building dedication. Driving the news: The private school purchased the land

Hundreds of people crowded into Maranatha Christian Academy’s new $25 million campus in western Shawnee on Saturday for a new building dedication. Driving the news: The private school purchased the land



Roeland Park to launch curbside glass recycling program — Here’s what you need to know

Roeland Park glass recycling

Correction: Roeland Park residents will be charged an annual $9.15 fee, or about $0.76 per month, for curbside glass recycling. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that residents would

Correction: Roeland Park residents will be charged an annual $9.15 fee, or about $0.76 per month, for curbside glass recycling. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that residents would