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🍝 Post readers pick the best pasta in Johnson County

Viona's in Overland Park led our readers' recommendations for best pasta in Johnson County.

Happy Friday, Johnson County! Avid readers know that means it’s time for “5 to Try,” our weekly series where we ask Post readers for their picks for the best of

Happy Friday, Johnson County! Avid readers know that means it’s time for “5 to Try,” our weekly series where we ask Post readers for their picks for the best of


These Shawnee Mission seniors up for Presidential Scholars honor

Four Shawnee Mission East students are candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars honors.

Five Shawnee Mission high school seniors are candidates for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The recognition, given by executive order of the president, is reserved for some of the

Five Shawnee Mission high school seniors are candidates for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The recognition, given by executive order of the president, is reserved for some of the



Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission to lose license

Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption in Mission.

The state of Kansas has begun the process of revoking the license of Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption shelter in Mission. The move is being carried out by the Kansas

The state of Kansas has begun the process of revoking the license of Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption shelter in Mission. The move is being carried out by the Kansas


Climate Action KC taps new leaders as co-founders depart

Climate Action KC leadership, both incoming and outgonig.

Climate Action Kansas City, a regional nonprofit aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, is now under new leadership that includes a northeast Johnson County elected official. Current Johnson County Chairman

Climate Action Kansas City, a regional nonprofit aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, is now under new leadership that includes a northeast Johnson County elected official. Current Johnson County Chairman


Bills say Shawnee Indian Mission site cannot become casino

The Shawnee Indian Mission West Building

The Shawnee Tribe would not be able to use Shawnee Indian Mission land in Fairway for a casino if it were to acquire the 12-acre historic site, according to legislation

The Shawnee Tribe would not be able to use Shawnee Indian Mission land in Fairway for a casino if it were to acquire the 12-acre historic site, according to legislation


🖼 SM North unveils new-look student art gallery

New SM North art gallery

Shawnee Mission North High School is showing off its newly renovated student art gallery. The Brantman Patrons Gallery, which originally opened in 1980 and is named after former SM North

Shawnee Mission North High School is showing off its newly renovated student art gallery. The Brantman Patrons Gallery, which originally opened in 1980 and is named after former SM North


Merriam nixes some key elements of downtown plan

Merriam Drive improvements

A long-awaited plan to remake downtown Merriam is moving forward but without any changes to a key two-block stretch of Merriam Drive. Mayor Bob Pape cast the tie-breaking vote last week

A long-awaited plan to remake downtown Merriam is moving forward but without any changes to a key two-block stretch of Merriam Drive. Mayor Bob Pape cast the tie-breaking vote last week


Student ‘permanently removed’ after Bishop Miege threat, police say

Bishop Miege threats. Pictured is the sign in front of Bishop Miege High school.

Roeland Park Police say a Bishop Miege High School student has been “permanently removed” from the school after posting a racist threat on social media last week. Last Monday night,

Roeland Park Police say a Bishop Miege High School student has been “permanently removed” from the school after posting a racist threat on social media last week. Last Monday night,


Tribe introduces Shawnee Indian Mission bill in Topeka

Shawnee Indian Mission East building

A bill that aims to transfer ownership of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway from the state to the Shawnee Tribe has been introduced in the Kansas Legislature, according to

A bill that aims to transfer ownership of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway from the state to the Shawnee Tribe has been introduced in the Kansas Legislature, according to


🌳 This JoCo city is giving away free trees to residents

Baby trees in pots. Merriam tree grant

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to make it clearer that residents participating in the program will not have to plant the trees themselves. The city of Merriam will soon

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to make it clearer that residents participating in the program will not have to plant the trees themselves. The city of Merriam will soon


Local groups give call to action after Miege threat

Bishop Miege threats. Pictured is the sign in front of Bishop Miege High school.

Local community groups are calling on schools and families to be more “proactive” about educating their children and students about antisemitism and racism. The Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American

Local community groups are calling on schools and families to be more “proactive” about educating their children and students about antisemitism and racism. The Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American



What could happen if tribe takes over Shawnee Indian Mission?

Shawnee Indian Mission East building

As the Shawnee Tribe continues its campaign to take over the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, there is a growing dispute over what exactly could happen to the the land

As the Shawnee Tribe continues its campaign to take over the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, there is a growing dispute over what exactly could happen to the the land


Shawnee Mission OKs $12M for new laptops, iPads

Some Shawnee Mission students will be getting brand new iPads and MacBooks next school year. The board of education on Monday unanimously approved nearly $12 million to buy the new

Some Shawnee Mission students will be getting brand new iPads and MacBooks next school year. The board of education on Monday unanimously approved nearly $12 million to buy the new