Posted by Jay Senter· December 23, 20162:00 pm· Comments
Merry Christmas, dearest readers. We’ll be takin’ ‘er easy over the weekend and on Monday, so save for breaking news, we won’t be publishing any fresh content until Tuesday. Have a great holiday. We’ll see you in a couple of days!
Carolyn Macan received a text message late Wednesday morning from Annette Hensley asking if she could come up to the Shawnee Mission North fieldhouse; the boys basketball team had a surprise. Macan had no idea what was in store. “(Maybe) sit on the bench with them,” Macan said. “The boys are so great. This team, […]
It was a chilly inside the glass atrium of St. Ann Catholic School Friday morning, but the dozens of big red bags stuffed with toys and other gifts at the door were about to warm the holidays for 166 foster children and their families. The gifts collected by the 420 students, their classrooms and their […]
For Prairie Village Police Cpl. Adam Taylor, patiently escorting his five-year-old charge through the aisles of Target Thursday pushing a big red shopping cart while she searched for gifts was fun duty. “It’s a great investment in the community giving back to the kids and their families,” he said, “and its a positive image for […]
Posted by Jay Senter· December 5, 20162:00 pm· Comments
The Prairie Village Foundation’s annual Gingerbread House Decorating Parties outgrew their original home this year. Since the popular event started back in 2009, it had been held at the Brighton Gardens senior living community. But as demand for spaces increased over the years, organizers were having a harder time fitting patrons into the Brighton Gardens […]
Posted by Jay Senter· December 5, 201611:55 am· Comments
By Kate Kovarik With the hope of helping people in her community, Judie Thomas knew from the get-go that she wanted to volunteer at the Village Presbyterian Food Pantry, located in the church’s Tillotson Building facility at 99th Street and Mission. Her involvement began as a volunteer shift on a Tuesday morning, but it has […]
This year’s Holiday Lights and Festive Sights celebration in Mission marked the debut of a freshly planted Colorado spruce as its centerpiece and loads of activities at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center. It also was 15-month-old Camden Sweeney’s first s’more. The toddler and his family were among the many toasting the treat at fire […]
It’s a brighter idea for a troop of Boy Scouts who’ve been selling Christmas trees since 1960 at the corner of 67th and Nall in Mission. Tired of replacing its strings of fragile, incandescent bulbs every couple of years, Kris Boyle and David Shepard, the Christmas tree lot coordinators at St. Michael and All Angels […]
The Northeast Johnson County holiday season kicks off in earnest Thursday with ceremonial tree lightings in Prairie Village and Westwood, and festivities in other communities continuing through the weekend and into next week. The Prairie Village 31st Annual Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Corinth Square Shops. Mayor […]
Posted by Jay Senter· November 23, 20165:00 pm· Comments
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We’ll be giving thanks on Thursday and not maintaining a regular posting schedule. Thankfully we’ll return Friday with a cornucopia of fresh content, including coverage of the 4A football title game featuring Bishop Miege. Have a great day!
Drivers on one of the busiest sections of Interstate 35 in the metro are being greeted with a prominent Veterans Day display courtesy of the Boy Scouts and the owner of Merriam Town Center. Ranks and ranks of full-size American flags have been planted along the east embankment, 725 in all, by Boy Scout Troop […]
Posted by Jay Senter· September 5, 20166:00 am· Comments
Happy Labor Day, everyone. We’ll be taking a short break from our labors in recognition of the holiday, and will be maintaining a lighter-than-usual posting schedule. But, fret not, we’ll be back to full force first thing tomorrow morning. Have a great holiday!
Posted by Jay Senter· July 4, 20167:16 am· Comments
Happy Independence Day, everyone! We’ll be maintaining a holiday posting schedule — which is to say that, save for big breaking news, we’ll be keeping a low profile today. But don’t fret: We’ll be back tomorrow with fresh northeast Johnson County news.