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Archives for January, 2011
Tweet And the winner…of the first ever Fairway snow sculpture contest…is…young Fränzi Zueckert for her Yellow Submarine! If you missed out on the deadline for the first competition but have a hankering to get creative with the fresh batch of white stuff out on your lawn, you’re in luck: Fairway is going to hold a [...]
Tweet A series of new search warrants executed by the Prairie Village police department has led them to expand the list of suspects in this fall’s rash of graffiti incidents to six. Police chief Wes Jordan said four of the six suspects the department is working toward pressing charges against are students at SM East. [...]
Tweet Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, trash collection in Prairie Village was set to be delayed one day this week. So the area usually scheduled for Wednesdays was scheduled to be picked up today. However, due to the severe snow storm, the city announced today that the Wednesday collection area will be rescheduled [...]
Tweet Prairie Village public works director Bruce McNabb said the city hoped to have the streets clear of snow by sundown tonight, but added that at this point it’s difficult to say whether snow removal crews will be able to meet that goal. “The sun is definitely helping melt things,” McNabb said. “But there’s just [...]
Tweet A continuing streak of burglaries in the Prairie Village area has prompted police to begin making door-to-door visits to homes where valuable items — especially flat screen televisions — are plainly visible from the street. Prairie Village police chief Wes Jordan presented a map (shown above) to the city council on Monday plotting the [...]
Tweet It may be daunting out there this morning, but the city of Prairie Village is asking homeowners to help keep pedestrians safe by clearing their sidewalks of snow and ice. The reminder comes in the wake of the the storm that caused two days of school closings last week, after which literally hundreds of [...]
Tweet Forecasts of continuously piling snow this evening have led the Shawnee Mission School District to cancel classes for Thursday, Jan. 20. It will be the third snow day of the year for the district.
Tweet The Shawnee Mission School District has canceled all afternoon and evening activities, including night school, for Wednesday, Jan. 19 on account of the weather. We’ll keep you posted on the status of school tomorrow.
Tweet Freshly sworn-in Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran (R) got to do some swearing in of his own earlier this month. On a visit back to Kansas, Moran delivered the Eagle Charge to seven new Eagle Scouts at a Sunday ceremony at Village Presbyterian church. To earn their Eagle Scout badges, the young men had to [...]
Tweet Forbes magazine on Tuesday released its list of the most affluent neighborhoods in America. Coming in at number three? Mission Hills, Kan. Citing an average household income of $243,000 and the fact that it is “home to Kansas City’s richest, including former Kansas City Royals star George Brett,” Forbes put Mission Hills high among [...]
Tweet The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released photos from a security camera showing the man who robbed the Great Southern Bank at 5206 W. 95th St. Tuesday. Prairie Village police chief Wes Jordan told the city council last night the robber had given the teller a “subtle hint” that he was carrying a firearm. [...]
Tweet A man walked into the Great Southern Bank at 5206 W. 95th St. today and demanded cash from the tellers, according to the FBI. The incident occurred just after noon today. The robber did not threaten employees or show a weapon. He fled on foot after taking an as-of-yet unreleased amount of cash. KMBC [...]
Tweet There may be snow on the ground. It may be 20 degrees outside. But soon enough it will be time for pitchers and catchers to report to Major League spring training — which means it’s not too early to start thinking about spring sports around here as well. Prairie Village is encouraging little league [...]
Tweet The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department this week served a search warrant at a home on 71st Terrace in Prairie Village and found both processed marijuana and 45 live marijuana plants, according to KCTV 5. The home’s owner, Tyler Frick, was arrested on felony drug cultivation charges and booked in Johnson County jail before being [...]
Tweet We have an apology to make. Amid all of the hubbub around Mike Babick’s Christmas display, we managed to overlook a pretty impressive piece of holiday awesomeness. Frankly, I’m not sure how it stayed off our radar. But an email last week opened our eyes to the glory that is the Dorr family’s choreographed [...]
Tweet Incumbent Prairie Village mayor Ron Shaffer formally filed for reelection Monday, opening his bid for a fourth four-year term. Shaffer filed after collecting petition signatures from approximately 50 supporters, saying he wanted to ensure he still had the backing of community leaders before deciding to file. “I want to continue to work on making [...]
Tweet After trailing for much of Tuesday night’s game, a three pointer by sophomore Zach Schneider with just 31.6 seconds left on the clock brought the Lancers within one point of Olathe Northwest, setting the stage for a dramatic comeback win at home. Alas, it was not to be. On the ensuing play, the Lancers [...]
Tweet Despite school being canceled, road conditions have improved enough to allow tonight’s basketball games at SM East to go on as scheduled. The Lancers will play host to five games against Olathe Northwest. The game schedule is as follows: Auxiliary Gym: 4 p.m.: Boys Sophomore 5:30 p.m.: Boys JV 7 p.m.: Girls JV Main [...]
Tweet When Fairway parks director Nathan Nogelmeier was growing up in South Dakota, the town held a snow sculpture contest for kids after the first big snowstorm of the year. Nogelmeier figured, “Why not bring that tradition down here?” So during Monday’s heavy snowfall, the city sent an email to residents encouraging them to get [...]
Tweet Pizza lovers, start your engines. The Fairway city council on Monday voted 6-1 to approve a sales tax reimbursement deal that could clear the way for the redevelopment of the old gas station at the corner of 60th Street and Mission Road into a boutique pizza restaurant. Jason Pryor, the owner of Pizza 51 [...]
Tweet Students may not have been in class Monday, but there were plenty of kids at SM East. The hill leading down to the baseball practice field saw a brisk business of sledders all day, as continuous snowfall made for fast and fun conditions.
Tweet Shawnee Mission has canceled classes for all schools Tuesday, January 11 due to inclement weather.
Tweet Tonight’s SM East girls basketball games against Olathe Northwest have been canceled due to snow and poor driving conditions. The athletic department will announce the date for the rescheduled game in the coming days. All SM East sports practices have been canceled as well.
Tweet John St. Clair, a financial manager who served as mayor of Fairway from 2003-2009, will be seeking a new position in this April’s elections: a seat on the Shawnee Mission School District board of education. St. Clair has filed for the at-large seat on the board currently occupied by Larry Winn III. Winn is [...]
Tweet The Shawnee Mission School District has canceled classes for all schools today on account of the inclement weather. Predictions from the National Weather Service show a greater-than-50-percent chance of snow fall throughout the day, with the highest probability occurring around 11 a.m. Be careful out there!