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Mission approves Parks and Recreation reopening plan, community center reopens in limited capacity June 8

The Mission City Council last month approved a Parks and Recreation specific reopening plan, including a limited reopening of the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center on June 8. Although a

The Mission City Council last month approved a Parks and Recreation specific reopening plan, including a limited reopening of the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center on June 8. Although a


National Guard working in Johnson County to package 4 million meals for food insecure Kansans

Social distancing requirements have made it difficult for a variety of businesses and programs to operate — including meal packaging efforts for food insecure individuals. As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders progressed

Social distancing requirements have made it difficult for a variety of businesses and programs to operate — including meal packaging efforts for food insecure individuals. As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders progressed




SM East graduate wins Kansas BioGENEius challenge, represents state in international science competition

Elizabeth Falkner, a recent Shawnee Mission East graduate, has won the 2020 Kansas BioGENEius Challenge and recently represented Kansas in an international science competition. Falkner developed a new protocol to

Elizabeth Falkner, a recent Shawnee Mission East graduate, has won the 2020 Kansas BioGENEius Challenge and recently represented Kansas in an international science competition. Falkner developed a new protocol to


‘Begging for my life to be recognized:’ Calls for change at Black Lives Matter demonstration in Shawnee

About 150 demonstrators gathered outside Shawnee City Hall Saturday as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd continued around the Kansas City metropolitan area and the country. Organizers Anna

About 150 demonstrators gathered outside Shawnee City Hall Saturday as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd continued around the Kansas City metropolitan area and the country. Organizers Anna



Roeland Park outlines 5-year plan for CARS funded street maintenance projects

The Roeland Park City Council Monday approved a resolution adopting the proposed five-year plan for street maintenance projects to receive County Assistance Road System (CARS) funding. The proposal outlined street

The Roeland Park City Council Monday approved a resolution adopting the proposed five-year plan for street maintenance projects to receive County Assistance Road System (CARS) funding. The proposal outlined street


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