Local Area

Hike, bike trail to open on KCK levee
September 18, 2014
A new hiking and biking trail is opening on a Kansas River levee in Kansas City, Kansas.
WyCo Democrats to welcome Schodorf
September 18, 2014
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet this Saturday in the Eisenhower Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave.
Staff members at Kansas universities get pay raise
September 18, 2014
Staff at five of six Kansas universities who voted to leave the civil service have received their first raises in several years.
Edwardsville police move into new facility
September 18, 2014
When Officer Mike Marshall began working for the Edwardsville Police Department in February 2012 after retiring as a captain from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, he quickly saw the challenges the department faced with its building.
Task force to consider school efficiency in Kansas
September 18, 2014
A new commission tasked with looking for efficiencies within Kansas’ public school system is scheduled to meet Thursday at the Statehouse.
Basehor charity golf tourney to include flyover Friday
September 18, 2014
The Food Industry Serving Heroes Charity Golf Tournament is set for 8 a.m. Friday at Falcon Lakes Golf Club, Basehor.
Bonner veteran takes part in Sept. 11 Honor Flight
September 18, 2014
Patriot Day was so named in honor of those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, but last week, it also served as a very special day for a true patriot from Bonner Springs.
Port of Kansas City to reopen for barge traffic
September 17, 2014
The port of Kansas City’s barge-shipping terminal will reopen after being closed since 2007.
Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry’s design
September 17, 2014
A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s design after years of controversy over the project.
Kansas gets $3.8M federal grant for conservation
September 17, 2014
Kansas will receive $3.8 million in conservation funding to help landowners protect key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands.
John Brown to come to life again next week at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site
September 17, 2014
John Brown has come to life in re-enactments at the Black Jack Battlefield in southern Douglas County and at other venues, including area classrooms.
Kansas petitioners work to repeal ordinance
September 17, 2014
A petition to repeal Roeland Park’s anti-discrimination ordinance can move forward, according to the Johnson County legal department.
Face to Face: Edwardsville pastor Joe Alford
September 17, 2014
Father Joe Alford of St. Martin in the Field Episcopal Church in Edwardsville is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Kansas farmers planting wheat, harvesting corn
September 16, 2014
Some Kansas farmers have begun planting next year’s winter wheat while others are busy harvesting corn and sorghum.
Tonganoxie City Council OKs builder ordinance
September 16, 2014
Tonganoxie has adopted new licensing regulations for builders and those in related fields. The City Council approved the ordinance, 3-0, at Monday’s regular meeting. Council member Jim Truesdell was absent, while Chris Donnelly abstained. Donnelly said after the meeting he did not vote because it was a conflict of interest. The local banker also is a builder himself.

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