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Among 3,000 high schoolers nationwide, several Shawnee Mission students win National Merit Scholarship awards

The National Merit Scholarship Coalition this week announced more than 3,000 college-sponsored scholarship winners, several of whom are Shawnee Mission area students. Colleges and universities across the country selected scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Coalition this week announced more than 3,000 college-sponsored scholarship winners, several of whom are Shawnee Mission area students. Colleges and universities across the country selected scholarship


Citing economic impact of pandemic, Mission Gateway developer says construction can’t resume at present

Just weeks after developers indicated the project was on schedule for a partial opening later this year, the city of Mission on Tuesday evening announced construction on the Mission Gateway

Just weeks after developers indicated the project was on schedule for a partial opening later this year, the city of Mission on Tuesday evening announced construction on the Mission Gateway


Sen. Jerry Moran distributes food, thanks volunteers at Hocker Grove as part of Shawnee Mission meal program

Sen. Jerry Moran Monday morning helped provide food to Shawnee Mission families at Hocker Grove Middle School, in concert with the district’s meal distribution program. As Senate Hunger Caucus co-chair

Sen. Jerry Moran Monday morning helped provide food to Shawnee Mission families at Hocker Grove Middle School, in concert with the district’s meal distribution program. As Senate Hunger Caucus co-chair




JoCo Museum begins phased reopening, features temporary exhibit on community strength

The Johnson County Museum begins its phased reopening plan Monday, June 1, with opportunities for guided museum tours, including tours of its newest exhibit “Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength

The Johnson County Museum begins its phased reopening plan Monday, June 1, with opportunities for guided museum tours, including tours of its newest exhibit “Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength


Mission sales tax report for March looks strong despite COVID-19, staff cautions April receipts ‘will probably be the most telling’

While financial impact from COVID-19 remains unknown, initial signs from the city of Mission’s sales tax receipts seem positive, city officials say. Like most cities, Mission’s sales tax receipts run

While financial impact from COVID-19 remains unknown, initial signs from the city of Mission’s sales tax receipts seem positive, city officials say. Like most cities, Mission’s sales tax receipts run



Rock Creek retaining wall collapses causing electricity pole to tilt, public advised to stay clear of the area

A Rock Creek retaining wall in Mission collapsed during the deluge Thursday afternoon, causing an electricity pole to tilt. The wall failure took place near Mission Market, 5635 Johnson Drive,

A Rock Creek retaining wall in Mission collapsed during the deluge Thursday afternoon, causing an electricity pole to tilt. The wall failure took place near Mission Market, 5635 Johnson Drive,



Merriam pushes operational date for new car dealership at Merriam Pointe to December 2021

The Merriam City Council earlier this month approved an amendment to its redevelopment agreement with Merriam Pointe, pushing the operational date from July 2020 to December 2021. Merriam Pointe co-developer

The Merriam City Council earlier this month approved an amendment to its redevelopment agreement with Merriam Pointe, pushing the operational date from July 2020 to December 2021. Merriam Pointe co-developer




Johnson County Community College announces four-step ‘return to campus’ plan

Johnson County Community College last week released a four-step return to campus plan.  The plan will resume on-campus activities and services while protecting the “health and safety of the campus

Johnson County Community College last week released a four-step return to campus plan.  The plan will resume on-campus activities and services while protecting the “health and safety of the campus


Roeland Park ‘bans the box,’ eliminates criminal history question from employment applications

The Roeland Park City Council last week signaled support for the “Ban the Box” effort and agreed to remove a question about criminal history from employment applications not related to

The Roeland Park City Council last week signaled support for the “Ban the Box” effort and agreed to remove a question about criminal history from employment applications not related to