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Ice skating, lights tours and more — A JoCo family guide to not going stir crazy the week after Christmas

With the holidays upon us,  many families are scrambling with last-minute gift buying, wrapping and Christmas Day get-together planning. But once that chaos ends, a new kind of challenge begins:

With the holidays upon us,  many families are scrambling with last-minute gift buying, wrapping and Christmas Day get-together planning. But once that chaos ends, a new kind of challenge begins:


Johnson County COVID-19 hospitalizations keep climbing, and officials say that’s still due to Delta, not Omicron

Local hospitalization trends in Johnson County and the Kansas City metro continue to show a troubling upward trajectory heading into the second Christmas holiday being celebrated under a pandemic cloud.

Local hospitalization trends in Johnson County and the Kansas City metro continue to show a troubling upward trajectory heading into the second Christmas holiday being celebrated under a pandemic cloud.





Johnson County Square unveiled on grounds of old county courthouse — see what it looks like

Johnson County Square

After months of work, members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners and other local officials formally opened the new Johnson County Square with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

After months of work, members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners and other local officials formally opened the new Johnson County Square with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.



Olathe approves 1 rezoning request for controversial development near Lenexa, rejects 2 others

Woodland Forest

The saga of the Woodland Forest development, a mixed-use residential project near the Lenexa city line, will continue even after the project’s three rezoning requests were presented to the Olathe

The saga of the Woodland Forest development, a mixed-use residential project near the Lenexa city line, will continue even after the project’s three rezoning requests were presented to the Olathe



Overland Park council OKs sales tax exemptions for SERV construction

After almost an hour of back-and-forth discussion Monday night, the newly seated Overland Park City Council voted to approve sales tax exemption bonds for the second phase of the much-watched

After almost an hour of back-and-forth discussion Monday night, the newly seated Overland Park City Council voted to approve sales tax exemption bonds for the second phase of the much-watched