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Copter mishap marks opening of VillageFest

Jay Senter - July 4, 2010 9:36 pm

The Kansas City Star reported today that a Chinook helicopter that landed too close to the crowd at VillageFest caused injury to at least two people. More information to come.

Kansas City Star: Copter blast lifts VillageFest onlookers off their feet

Community Calendar

Fri 15

Philip Gulley Lecture & Workshop

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 16

Philip Gulley Lecture & Workshop

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 17

Youth Symphony Music Educator Celebration Concerts

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 18

Youth Symphony Music Educator Celebration Concerts

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 21

Sunflower Poetry Slam and Open Mic

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

VillageFest starts with pancake breakfast tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

Don’t eat too much tonight. Because tomorrow’s Fourth of July VillageFest celebration kicks off with a pancake breakfast prepared by Chris Cakes. (Cost is

Village florist celebrates 30 years of blooming business

Das Hardin had to mortgage a 1976 Oldsmobile to get the money to open his first flower shop in June 1980. But 30 years

Brown recluse spider possible culprit in Prairie Village woman’s death

KMBC is reporting that a spider bite may have led to the death of 52 year old Karen Miller of Prairie Village. Miller’s husband

A black and white issue: Prairie Village police unveil new car design

The Prairie Village police are hoping you take notice next time you see a patrol car. That’s why the department, which manages public safety

Prairie Village mayor re-elected to national post

Prairie Village mayor Ron Shaffer has been re-elected to his position on the board of the National Association of Regional Councils. Shaffer, who also

New Colonial UCC pastor brings worldly experience to Prairie Village

Colonial United Church of Christ’s new minister, Reverend Aaron Roberts, may have spent much of his life in the Midwest, but the Spokane, Wash.,

Prairie Village council moves toward raising mill levy

At last week’s city council meeting, Prairie Village moved closer to becoming the first municipality in the area to raise its property tax rates

VillageFest Bike Rodeo honors memory of Fairway teen

Bike helmets work. And Otis Clough wants to make sure that every kid in Prairie Village knows it. That’s why the Clough family’s “Headstrong

Fairway 2011 Budget Survey closes tomorrow

Monetarily minded Fairway residents still have one day to complete the citizen survey the city will be using to help create a balanced budget

Man charged in Fairway murder of wife pleads guilty

Franklin Grammer, the man accused of shooting his estranged wife Betty as she was painting a Fairway home with her boyfriend and another man

The JO to offer new flex service along 75th Street starting next week

Johnson County Transit (affectionately referred to as “The JO”) has announced that starting next Tuesday, July 6, it will begin offering flex-route service along

Rob Bruchman knows yards

(Yet another story filed under “political yard sign observations”…) Rob Bruchman dominates yards. The Shawnee Mission East and KU Law School graduate is

Public safety, pools/parks top Fairway list of priorities

The city of Fairway’s governing body has released a set of its top policy priorities for the coming years based on the outcomes of

Last day for Village and Corinth sidewalk sale

If you haven’t swung by the Village Shops or Corinth Square for the annual sidewalk sale yet, today would be a good day to

Meadowbrook Country Club cancels annual fireworks display

Meadowbrook Country Club, whose declining membership and related financial troubles have left the club’s future uncertain, announced this week that is was canceling its