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None of the following really qualifies as breaking news, just a few notes from around town we wanted to make sure you knew about...

• Downtown Bonner Springs is going to be down one home décor boutique. Bittersweet on Oak, 220 Oak Street, which opened a year ago as the reincarnation of Miller’s Too, unfortunately will be closing by the end of the year. They have all of their inventory on sale, up to 50 percent off.

• Bonner Springs Elementary School last year received a $15,000 grant through Lowe’s to create an outdoor learning area in the wooded portion of their property. They wanted to create an amphitheatre with that grant, as well, but the first grant only covered the construction of the stage. Thankfully, they have received another grant, $2,500 grant from Terracon, that will help them create the seating area.

• The Third Street Asylum wrapped up its fourth season on Nov. 2, and its attendance was up from last year. JMS Entertainment has rented the 1918 building from the city for the last four years to create the haunted house, and it contributes $1.50 per ticket sold to the city. In 2012, attendance was 2,327, equating to $3,500 for the city. This year, attendance was 3,600, which meant $5,400 for the city. Local publication Pitch Magazine named Third Street Asylum the best haunted house in Kansas City earlier in the fall —that seems to have helped bring some more people to get their scares in Bonner Springs.

• The Bonner Springs Garden Club donated and planted a Prairie Fire Flowering Crabapple in the city cemetery on Nov. 15.

November 21, 2013

Heard in Bonner

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