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Here’s what JoCo-area projects are getting federal funds in 2023

KU Medical Center is getting $43 million in federal funds from Congress for a new research center.

President Joe Biden signed a $1.7 trillion spending package into law last month — and millions of it are headed to Johnson County. The federal funding includes $14.2 million in

President Joe Biden signed a $1.7 trillion spending package into law last month — and millions of it are headed to Johnson County. The federal funding includes $14.2 million in


2 joints with JoCo ties make Food Network’s ’50 States of BBQ’

Joe's Kansas City Z-Man sandwich, an offering that made it on Food Network's "50 States of Barbecue" list

Two beloved KC barbecue spots with Johnson County locations have landed on Food Network’s “50 States of Barbecue” list this year. The television network’s list aims to find “the best

Two beloved KC barbecue spots with Johnson County locations have landed on Food Network’s “50 States of Barbecue” list this year. The television network’s list aims to find “the best


💻 USD 232 upgrading laptops for middle and high schoolers

Monticello Trails Middle School students collaborate on a project in a Pathways course using laptops.

All Unified School District 232’s middle and high schoolers, as well as all secondary teachers, are getting new laptops. The school board recently approved $5.6 million to purchase 5,300 MacBooks

All Unified School District 232’s middle and high schoolers, as well as all secondary teachers, are getting new laptops. The school board recently approved $5.6 million to purchase 5,300 MacBooks


Merriam reignites plan for old community center site

The former Irene B. French Community Center in Merriam was demolished in 2020.

Merriam is relaunching efforts to transform the site of the former Irene B. French Community Center. A special committee previously charged with finding a use for the land at 5701

Merriam is relaunching efforts to transform the site of the former Irene B. French Community Center. A special committee previously charged with finding a use for the land at 5701


Here are 3 ways to celebrate MLK Day in Johnson County

MLK Day events Johnson County.

There are a handful of events in Johnson County over the next week aimed at celebrating and honoring the legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are

There are a handful of events in Johnson County over the next week aimed at celebrating and honoring the legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are


Shawnee areas impacted by new USD 232 school board map

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Unified School District 232 plans to realign board member districts to account for shifts in student population. The newly redrawn map will be in place for school board elections this

Unified School District 232 plans to realign board member districts to account for shifts in student population. The newly redrawn map will be in place for school board elections this


These Shawnee Mission schools to get major upgrades in 2023

A Shawnee Mission East addition included in the 2021 bond measure.

The Shawnee Mission School District’s next phase of work from its 2021 bond issue include major renovations at one high school and two middle schools. In addition, several other projects

The Shawnee Mission School District’s next phase of work from its 2021 bond issue include major renovations at one high school and two middle schools. In addition, several other projects



? Taco takeout spot moves into former Sheridan’s in Shawnee

A burrito and sides from Taco Hangover, a new Mexican restaurant in Shawnee.

Taco Hangover, a new Mexican restaurant focused on takeout orders, is now open in Shawnee. The locally-owned restaurant officially opened on Jan. 2 and hopes to expand their operation to

Taco Hangover, a new Mexican restaurant focused on takeout orders, is now open in Shawnee. The locally-owned restaurant officially opened on Jan. 2 and hopes to expand their operation to


Northeast JoCo development projects we’re watching in 2023

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In the first week of 2023, the Post is naming some of the major northeast Johnson County developments we’re keeping an eye on. Here are some northeast Johnson County developments

In the first week of 2023, the Post is naming some of the major northeast Johnson County developments we’re keeping an eye on. Here are some northeast Johnson County developments


Tribe wants control of Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway

The Shawnee Indian Mission

The Shawnee Tribe is seeking to take control of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, saying the historic site is deteriorating and in need of millions of dollars in repairs. But

The Shawnee Tribe is seeking to take control of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, saying the historic site is deteriorating and in need of millions of dollars in repairs. But


Trash piling up for weeks in parts of Prairie Village

A Republic Services trash bin in Prairie Village overflows with several bags sitting next to the bin.

Some Prairie Village residents have gone weeks without their trash and recycling being collected. Private waste hauler Republic Services, the city’s exclusive waste removal contractor, appears to still be catching

Some Prairie Village residents have gone weeks without their trash and recycling being collected. Private waste hauler Republic Services, the city’s exclusive waste removal contractor, appears to still be catching


Johnson County Library’s most borrowed books of 2022 ?

Johnson County Library has released its list of the 10 most checked out books of 2022.

Johnson Countians turned to TikTok and celebrity book clubs to discover which books to get lost in this year. JoCo Library releases its 10 most borrowed books of 2022 Gregg

Johnson Countians turned to TikTok and celebrity book clubs to discover which books to get lost in this year. JoCo Library releases its 10 most borrowed books of 2022 Gregg


Images that defined the news in Johnson County in 2022 ?

Christie Merandino and her dog Stella.

2022 was a year of action in Johnson County. Following two years of pandemic-imposed lockdowns and social distancing, many traditional in-person events — including Shawnee’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and

2022 was a year of action in Johnson County. Following two years of pandemic-imposed lockdowns and social distancing, many traditional in-person events — including Shawnee’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and


Overland Park’s Fat Bee bubble tea opens new Shawnee shop

Fat Bee Cafe Shawnee

Fat Bee Café, an Overland Park-based bubble tea company, has opened a second Johnson County location in Shawnee. Where exactly? The new store is located at 13223 Shawnee Mission Parkway,

Fat Bee Café, an Overland Park-based bubble tea company, has opened a second Johnson County location in Shawnee. Where exactly? The new store is located at 13223 Shawnee Mission Parkway,