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Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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. »

Warm Cars for Thieves

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Each year, about this time, the Merriam Police Department receives numerous calls about stolen vehicles. The Scenario Goes Something Like This: The weather is cold, snowy, and/or icy. Someone starts up his/her car outside their home and runs back inside for “just a few minutes” to let it warm up. Upon returning, the vehicle... »

Brookwood celebrates Governors Achievement Award

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Students and staff could not hide their Brookwood pride last Friday. Everyone at the elementary school gathered to officially celebrate having been named a recipient of the Governor’s Achievement Award.  Brookwood is among only 42 elementary schools in the entire state were given this honor in 2012. Principal Teddi Pendland kicked off the celebration... »

IN THE KNOW: Johnson County Library now offers ebooks…

By Alexis | Co-Editor

By Rachel S.H. Great news: if you use an eReader, tablet or smartphone, the Johnson County Library now has eBooks for you! Now you can download popular fiction and non-fiction for adults and kids from our super easy-to-browse Magic Wall. Some of our favorite features include: • Check out up to three titles at a... »

Indian Hills educator given Outstanding Teacher Award

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Judith Schieszer, who teaches social studies at Indian Hills, has been given the National Outstanding Teacher Award by the Oregon California Trails Association.  The group picked Schieszer because of a six-act play she wrote about life on the Oregon Trail. Schieszer wrote the play with the goal of teaching a variety of economic concepts... »

Mahaffie Awarded Grant

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site received a $36,500 grant from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund when it was approved by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, Aug. 16. The funding will help the city-owned facility at 1100 Kansas City Road expand and enhance its educational programs. Previous grants from... »

Downtown OP Farmers’ Market to extend season

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Overland Park, KS – Turkey, baked hams and other holiday foods will be part of the Downtown Overland Park Farmers’ Market extended season. The Saturday market will continue through Nov. 17, the last Saturday before Thanksgiving. The market was initially set to close Saturday, Oct. 27. “Our market’s popularity is helping to drive this... »