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SM North alumnus Kyler Zielsdof swears into the U.S. Marine Corps virtually amid pandemic

Shawnee Mission North alumnus Kyler Zielsdorf knew at a young age that he wanted to serve in the United States military. Now, after graduating from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa,

Shawnee Mission North alumnus Kyler Zielsdorf knew at a young age that he wanted to serve in the United States military. Now, after graduating from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa,


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



Westwood Hills’ Hi Hat Coffee makes Reddit’s ‘Cozy Places’ list

Hi Hat Coffee, 5012 State Line Road, last week found itself on “Cozy Places,” a Reddit list with more than one million members. The words “cute” or “cozy” are frequently

Hi Hat Coffee, 5012 State Line Road, last week found itself on “Cozy Places,” a Reddit list with more than one million members. The words “cute” or “cozy” are frequently


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



Mission approves $4.5 million contract award with Gunter Construction for Rock Creek improvement project

The Mission city council on Wednesday evening approved a $4.5 million contract award to Gunter Construction for the Rock Creek channel improvement project. The project intends to address erosion and

The Mission city council on Wednesday evening approved a $4.5 million contract award to Gunter Construction for the Rock Creek channel improvement project. The project intends to address erosion and


Merriam police officers save owl stuck in soccer net

Merriam police officers demonstrated their ability to adapt to any situation last weekend and saved an owl stuck in a soccer net at Waterfall Park, 5191 Merriam Drive. After a

Merriam police officers demonstrated their ability to adapt to any situation last weekend and saved an owl stuck in a soccer net at Waterfall Park, 5191 Merriam Drive. After a


Five Shawnee Mission students receive 2020 Shooting Stars awards, celebrated virtually

The Arts Council of Johnson County Tuesday morning announced its 2020 Shooting Stars scholarship recipients, five of whom are Shawnee Mission seniors. Each year, in addition to choosing scholarship recipients,

The Arts Council of Johnson County Tuesday morning announced its 2020 Shooting Stars scholarship recipients, five of whom are Shawnee Mission seniors. Each year, in addition to choosing scholarship recipients,