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Sporting KC Ultimate On-Field Experience

Sporting KC Ultimate On-Field Experience

Do you know a soccer fan age 12 or under? Enter for a chance for your soccer fan to be an official Sporting KC CapFed® Ambassador and officiate the pre-game coin toss ceremony at the June 1st Sporting KC game! The CapFed® Ambassador will win four Sporting KC tickets and enjoy the ultimate fan... »

12th Annual FREE Comic Book Day

12th Annual FREE Comic Book Day

A FREE DAY OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Kansas City with Comics for All Ages! Pop Culture Comix in Overland Park is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4th. On Free Comic Book... »

{What’s New}: Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

{What’s New}: Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultra-high-speed internet services to the metro area, Olathe residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Olathe.  The wait is over. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultra-high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network. “We are excited to work... »

{What’s New}: Broadmoor Bistro welcomes guest chef Debbie Gold

{What’s New}: Broadmoor Bistro welcomes guest chef Debbie Gold

On March 26, the Broadmoor Bistro will welcome a renowned chef into its kitchens.   Chef Debbie Gold of The American Restaurant will act as a chef mentor for Shawnee Mission Culinary Arts students and prepare a meal for dining guests.   Gold is the winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef... »

{WHAT’S NEW}: Bluebell Introduces New Ice Cream Flavor in Kansas

{WHAT’S NEW}: Bluebell Introduces New Ice Cream Flavor in Kansas

Lemon Bliss is a flavorful Lemon Ice Cream combined with tasty vanilla crème-filled cookies and the latest new flavor from Blue Bell to hit local grocery stores this month. “This is not your average lemon ice cream,” said Carl Breed, director of marketing for Blue Bell. “Lemon Bliss is a combination of tart lemon... »

{WHAT’S NEW}: Free College Day at JCCC April 20

{WHAT’S NEW}: Free College Day at JCCC April 20

JCCC’s Free College Day is April 20 Johnson County Community College invites the community to campus April 20 for Free College Day – an afternoon of free classes and fun. Enjoy free classes in business, technology, cooking, sustainability, crafts and more! Classes begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., and last for 45 minutes.... »

THE RAIDERS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

THE RAIDERS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

The Shawnee Mission South boys basketball team won the 2013 5A State Championship in Topeka last Saturday!! They ended the year with a 25-0 record. The Raiders defeated Lansing in the finals by a score of 46-40. »

Baker Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Brings Down the House

Baker Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Brings Down the House

Dade Baker considers himself short in stature, but on Feb. 19 there was nobody bigger at Olathe North High School. Baker has a condition called Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Baker, who has spent the last three years as a manager for the Olathe North boys basketball team, just thinks of himself as... »

DAR’s Shawnee Mission chapter honors American history essay winners

DAR’s Shawnee Mission chapter honors American history essay winners

Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor an American History Essay contest for local students in grades 5-8, with a designated theme. This year’s theme was ‘Forgotten Patriots’, people who bravely served in the Revolutionary War in a number of capacities but didn’t get historical recognition enjoyed by others. Included in the... »

Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent

Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent

The Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education is pleased to announce a new superintendent for the school district. Board members voted to offer the position to Jim Hinson, Ed. D. Dr. Hinson is presently the superintendent of the Independence Public School District in Independence, Mo. »