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2021 general election forum: Lenexa City Council

The future of Old Town, attainable housing options and Lenexa’s relatively high mill levy compared to other cities in Johnson Count, were among the variety of topics covered Thursday evening

The future of Old Town, attainable housing options and Lenexa’s relatively high mill levy compared to other cities in Johnson Count, were among the variety of topics covered Thursday evening



New data show COVID spread in Johnson County schools ‘relatively stable’ — see your district’s numbers

Johnson County schools COVID

Newly released data gives the first broad overview of how schools in Johnson County are doing at containing the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities since students returned to classes

Newly released data gives the first broad overview of how schools in Johnson County are doing at containing the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities since students returned to classes








Lenexa artist Catherine Kirkland’s Freedom Collection aims to benefit local anti-trafficking initiative

Catherine Kirkland

Lenexa artist Catherine Kirkland is launching a new art collection to benefit a local anti-trafficking project. The Freedom Collection is a collaboration between Kirkland and local Capoeira martial arts instructor

Lenexa artist Catherine Kirkland is launching a new art collection to benefit a local anti-trafficking project. The Freedom Collection is a collaboration between Kirkland and local Capoeira martial arts instructor



In a year of social isolation, this Shawnee studio has built a ‘strong’ dancing community

As dusk fell over downtown Shawnee one recent evening, the night was just getting started for some local dancers. Body Language Culture, a metro dance organization that also teaches classes,

As dusk fell over downtown Shawnee one recent evening, the night was just getting started for some local dancers. Body Language Culture, a metro dance organization that also teaches classes,


Lenexa adjusts alcohol rules around civic campus and Public Market

Lenexa Public Market alcohol

The Lenexa Public Market has adjusted its rules regulating alcohol that can be consumed in the market and the surrounding area around the civi campus off 87th Street Parkway. Since

The Lenexa Public Market has adjusted its rules regulating alcohol that can be consumed in the market and the surrounding area around the civi campus off 87th Street Parkway. Since