Local Area

Kansas City Connection: A castle for brunch in Shawnee
April 20, 2014
Last week I wrote about several good choices for Sunday brunch, but it wasn’t until a week later that I discovered what has to be one of the most elegant and atmospheric dining halls in the area.
Kansas Supreme Court blasts bill signed into law by Brownback
April 20, 2014
In a rare public statement, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday denounced a bill signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, saying the measure would weaken the judicial system.
Kansas task force seeks answers to earthquake increase
April 20, 2014
Supporters of the oil and gas industry are urging a three-member, governor-appointed task force to avoid jumping to conclusions in its study of whether man-made activity is causing a rise in earthquakes across south-central Kansas.
Face to Face: Edwardsville City Councilman Chuck Adams
April 18, 2014
Edwardsville City Councilman Chuck Adams shares his novel-writing dreams and metro-wide leadership in this week’s Face to Face column.
Bonner’s 134th Street again closed to through traffic
April 17, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced new closure dates for 134th Street due to the construction of bridges for the new Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7 ramps.
Tonganoxie man indicted on federal child porn charges
April 17, 2014
A Tonganoxie resident previously convicted of second-degree murder, as well as aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, has been charged in federal court with possession of child pornography.
Bonner Arts Alliance establishing itself as high-achieving group
April 17, 2014
Two and a half months. It’s not much time, but that plus three general meetings and several more small committee meetings is all that the new Bonner Springs Arts Alliance needed after meeting for the first time to accomplish an astonishing amount
Kansas African American museum on hold
April 16, 2014
Supporters of an effort to build a new Kansas African American Museum in downtown Wichita are vowing to keep working, even after the proposal was postponed and land designated as the museum’s location was returned to the city.
Kansas professors endorse new social media policy
April 16, 2014
More than 80 distinguished professors have endorsed a new proposed social media policy for Kansas universities.
Bonner Education Foundation announces Rise and Shine breakfast
April 16, 2014
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Education Foundation’s annual “Rise & Shine Recognition Breakfast” is set for May 22 in the Bonner Springs High School Cafeteria.
Kansas Jewish center where two were killed reopens
April 16, 2014
A Jewish Community Center in Kansas where two people were shot to death on Sunday has reopened.
Basehor ZIP code to extend south of State Avenue, effective July 1
April 16, 2014
Homes and businesses from 150th Street to 174th Street south of U.S. Highway 24/40 to Interstate 70 will have Basehor, 66007, mailing addresses instead of Bonner Springs, 66012.
Edwardsville residents voice opposition to post office closure
April 16, 2014
The closure of the Edwardsville Post Office following an accident that damaged the building brought several residents to Monday’s Edwardsville City Council meeting.
Kansas man pleads guilty to child porn
April 15, 2014
A northeast Kansas man has entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of accessing child pornography with intent to view.
Kansas: Bob Dole to tour cities next week
April 15, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he’s looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week.

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