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Johnson County COVID-19 cases spike ahead of Thanksgiving — ‘Time to be a little bit nervous’

Johnson County and the greater Kansas City region are seeing yet another spike in COVID-19 cases heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, prompting local health officials to issue renewed calls

Johnson County and the greater Kansas City region are seeing yet another spike in COVID-19 cases heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, prompting local health officials to issue renewed calls









Student reports man tried to kidnap him with gun near Pawnee Elementary in Overland Park

Pawnee Elementary kidnapping

The Overland Park Police Department is sending more patrol officers near Pawnee Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District after a student reported an attempted kidnapping Monday. A male elementary

The Overland Park Police Department is sending more patrol officers near Pawnee Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District after a student reported an attempted kidnapping Monday. A male elementary


Shawnee Mission North students stage walkout, call on school to address alleged sexual assaults

Shawnee Mission North walkout

More than 100 Shawnee Mission North High School students staged a walkout Monday morning, calling on administrators to address sexual assault allegations against students. The walkout came a few days

More than 100 Shawnee Mission North High School students staged a walkout Monday morning, calling on administrators to address sexual assault allegations against students. The walkout came a few days


7 places to visit around Johnson County to learn more during Native American Heritage Month

Native American boarding schools

November is National Native American Heritage Month, an event first commemorated in 1990 as a time of “recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and

November is National Native American Heritage Month, an event first commemorated in 1990 as a time of “recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and


Works of 10 SM East student journalists are finalists for national awards

SM East sports action photo of the year finalist

Shawnee Mission East’s highly decorated journalism department has brought in several more national recognitions this year. Ten SM East students are finalists for awards given out by the National Scholastic

Shawnee Mission East’s highly decorated journalism department has brought in several more national recognitions this year. Ten SM East students are finalists for awards given out by the National Scholastic



Briefly Noted: Merriam, two elementary schools give AdventHealth COVID-19 units treats, appreciation

AdventHealth COVID-19 team

Merriam, two elementary schools shower AdventHealth COVID-19 units with treats, appreciation The city of Merriam, Crestview and Merriam Park Elementary schools recently showered five AdventHealth COVID-19 units with treats and

Merriam, two elementary schools shower AdventHealth COVID-19 units with treats, appreciation The city of Merriam, Crestview and Merriam Park Elementary schools recently showered five AdventHealth COVID-19 units with treats and