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Archives for December, 2011
Tweet I know the last 24 hours must have been tough for you all. “What will the top two stories of the year be?!?!?,” I’m sure you were asking, exasperated, pulling out hair and gnashing teeth in anxious anticipation. Well sir, wait no more. Our number two story of the year was… #2 Newsweek names [...]
Tweet Do any Prairie Villagers eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day? It’s done in many parts of the country, as the meal is said to bring prosperity for the New Year. In the south, they serve it with greens (to symbolize money) and a pig product (because pigs always forge ahead). I’ve always loved [...]
Tweet Nick Sweatt, a Rockhurst High School senior, was one of seven highly touted players to sign letters of intent to play baseball at the University of Kansas Thursday. Sweatt batted .422 with five homeruns and 13 RBI in 26 games with the KC Barnstormers club team over the summer. Listed at 6’3″, 232 pounds, [...]
Tweet Fairway residents recently requested new trash carts as part of Town and Country’s revised solid waste program for 2012. New trash and solid waste limits will go into effect Jan. 1: For households that requested a 65 gallon cart: When using the 65 gallon cart you are allowed to set out one (1) additional bag [...]
Tweet Well, Village People, it’s time to dust off that bottle of sparkling white grape juice you’ve been saving all year, kick back in your favorite recliner, and take a trip down memory lane with us as we recap the top five PVPost.com stories of 2011…at least based on pageviews. Indeed, a review of site [...]
Tweet After a brief holiday hiatus, Where’s that at? is back — and at it’s originally scheduled time. It’s a Festivus miracle! Anydoodle, who out there can tell me Where’s that at?
Tweet A reader sent us a question about the new eight-foot paved trail along Brush Creek on Tomahawk Road from Porter Park to 71st Street that we’re guessing several Villagers are wondering about: “Do you know why the sidewalk does not continue one block more so it would be a perfect stroll from the park [...]
Tweet One week from today, Republicans in Iowa will decide who to support as their party’s presidential nominee during their first-in-the-nation caucuses. If you lived in Iowa, what would you do?
Tweet Prairie Village police report that a drunken driver crashed into a streetlight on Mission Road between 71st Street and Tomahawk Road last night, causing the lamp just north of Colonial Christian Church to fall. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. Public works director Bruce McNabb said the city would be in [...]
Tweet An investment company founded by an SM East grad and run out of an office just east of 75th Street and Mission Road got a big write up Tuesday in Silicon Prairie News, a site that focuses on entrepreneurship and investment in the Midwest. Fred Coulson founded Five Elms Capital in 2006 after more [...]
Tweet Here in deep mid-winter, the grounds near the Harmon Park tennis courts may be fallow. But come this April, community organizers are hoping they’ll be bursting forth with vegetable bounty. After several years of planning, Prairie Village’s environmental committee is moving forward with plans to open two community gardens this spring. They’ve tilled ground [...]
Tweet Vandalism in general is lame. But vandalism targeting the unique artistic expression that is exterior holiday-oriented illumination is just sickening. A reader who lives in Corinth Meadows sent along the above photo of a string of Christmas lights that had been unceremoniously clipped, rendering his entire setup dark. And this wasn’t an over-the-top, Griswold-esque [...]
Tweet Prairie Village police are warning citizens be aware of a phone scam that recently led one resident to lose $15,000 in savings. The scammers call and inform potential victims that they’ve won a lottery, and need bank account info to arrange for taxes to be paid on the winnings. The premise may seem transparent [...]
Tweet The Prairie Village police department will be getting a new high-tech gadget soon — but it’s not a holiday present. In fact, it’s essentially a requirement to comply with a new FBI policy. The city council last week approved the purchase of an electronic fingerprinting system for the police. The system has two components, a [...]
Tweet The gifts have been unwrapped. The tureen full of egg nog has been drained. The plate of Santa’s cookies has been rendered but a pile of green and red crumbs. Christmas is officially behind us. So how are you spending this day after?
Tweet It was an intense, thrilling relationship. But I fear that our time together with the Christmas season may be coming to an end. And if you’re anything like us, the thought of having to look at that Christmas tree for much longer — prompting painful memories of the good times we had before it [...]
Tweet Just a brief note this morning wishing all of you Villagers, Fairway-ians and Mission Hillpeople a very merry Christmas. We’ll be back tomorrow with the gift of fresh posts. Now, present time!
Tweet We know that limousines are supposed to project a certain status for their riders. But what is it with the jerky behavior of limousines that have been circling around Prairie Village’s Christmas lights hot-spots? They seem to rub just about everyone the wrong way. The Star’s Barb Shelly wrote earlier this week about how [...]
Tweet What with everyone dusting off their copy of the Christmas story, we figured it was probably time to give you an update on a local call that a census be taken. The animal enumeration that Prairie Village conducted beginning in September has come to a close, and the seven canine counters who canvassed the [...]
Tweet One of my favorite meals of the holiday season is Christmas morning brunch. I love a good brunch, and I wish I had more excuses to incorporate it into my everyday life. Alas, Christmas day seems to be one of the only times where brunch is a real meal option (it’s the perfect break [...]
Tweet An end-of-the-year report on Prairie Village’s exterior grant program finds that $34,319.58 in city funds have gone to support 16 home improvement projects in the city, with the residents of the homes investing an additional $149,000. The program, started in 2008, provides a grant of 20 percent of the improvement costs on construction projects [...]
Tweet Speaking of basketball, Lancer dad Brian Libeer sent along his latest SM East sports video, a recap of the boys’ games Tuesday against SM West (alas, we lost 50-56). Take a look:
Tweet Faced with a smaller staff as a result of the county’s voluntary retirement incentive program, the Johnson County Library Board voted Wednesday to reduce the hours of operation at several of its branches effective Jan. 3, 2012. The Corinth branch will avoid the more drastic cuts being made at other branches, including Leawood, Oak [...]
Tweet Freshman, sophomore, juniors and seniors on SM East’s boys basketball teams took a couple hours Wednesday to volunteer some time to help those less fortunate this holiday season. Nineteen basketball players manned Salvation Army kettles at Hy-Vee on State Line and on Metcalf, at K-Mart on Metcalf, at Nuts and Bolts on Nall, and [...]
Tweet Prairie Village police this afternoon released more information regarding the armed robbery that occurred on 71st Terrace Saturday night, including photos of a vehicle that may be tied to a suspect in the incident: On 12/17/2011 Prairie Village Police responded to a reported robbery outside a residence in the 2900 Blk. of 71st Terrace. [...]