Prairie Village swears in 4 new members of city council. Prairie Village Mayor Eric Mikkelson on Monday administered the oath of office to four new members of the city council. Inga Selders, Ward 2, Bonnie Limbird, Ward 3, Piper Reimer, Ward 4, and Ian Graves, Ward 6, all sat for their first official meeting as a member of the council. They replaced outgoing councilmembers Serena Schermoly, Ward 2, Andrew Wang, Ward 3, Brooke Morehead, Ward 4, and Ted Odell, Ward 6, who Mikkelson recognized for their years of service to the city with proclamations read into the record.
Belinder loses power Thursday after transformer blows out. Belinder Elementary lost power Thursday morning after a transformer blew. In a message to families, Principal Steve Yeoman said staff notified the Shawnee Mission School District immediately, and the district sent back up generators to get the school’s power back up and running. Students worked out of their classrooms, the library or multipurpose room in the meantime, and school continued as planned. Power was restored later in the day.
First National Bank of Omaha accepting community development grant applications. First National Bank of Omaha is now accepting applications for its upcoming community development grant cycle, focused on programs related to affordable housing, neighborhood stability, entrepreneurship and small business development. Applications from eligible nonprofit community organizations will be accepted until Jan. 29.
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Administration, teachers paint different pictures of Shawnee Mission’s financial position at hearing with state fact finder
A state-assigned fact finder heard testimony on Thursday from the Shawnee Mission School District administration as well as representatives of the National Education Association
Michael Rhoades, a former soccer coach at Shawnee Mission West with a lifelong passion for the sport, died Dec. 28, 2019 at age 70
Shawnee Mission settles case with family of former Westridge student who alleged district should have acted to prevent sexual assault
A federal judge this week approved a settlement agreement that will have the Shawnee Mission School District paying $165,000 to the family of a
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Roeland Park council weighs in on aquatic center design, looks to include stingray slide and interactive play structure
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