Business news

Metcalf Avenue landmark to become Johnson County Museum’s new home
Institution could move out of Shawnee as early as 2014
01:19 p.m., November 18, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Johnson County Museum of History’s newly announced future home has ample square footage, high ceilings, historic significance and visibility along a major thoroughfare. It also has an Overland Park address.
Businesses hope to increase dredging along Kansas River; environmentalists warn process is destructive
04:47 p.m., November 15, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Several area companies hope to increase the amount of sand and gravel dredged from the Kansas River by 1 million tons per year.
Hollywood Casino taking shape
October 12, 2011
It is five months away, but the buzz about the opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is definitely in the air.
Estimated 9,000 visitors turn out for rare look inside GM’s Fairfax plant
September 29, 2011
Being at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant brought back fond memories for Joe Wells of Liberty, Mo.
Information session to go over job openings at VHA call center
September 13, 2011
Workforce Partnership, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will play host to “Insights from the Inside” — an information session going over job openings at the Veterans Health Administration Call Center in Leavenworth.
Volunteers flock to Holy-Field Winery in Basehor to help harvest
September 8, 2011
Early on a cool, sunny September morning, a crowd of about 150 people gathers on the edge of the 16-acre Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery grounds in Basehor. They’re here to provide free labor.
K-7 interchange on schedule
August 24, 2011
The Kansas Highway 7 and Johnson Drive interchange project is trudging toward completion on schedule, officials say.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour, coming in October, turns farms into museums
August 23, 2011
When Shannan Seely first heard about the concept of the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, she didn’t quite understand.
Storm shelters bring safety to Camp Naish
August 4, 2011
Boy Scouts at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs have had an extra measure of safety this summer not found at any other Scout camp in the country.
World Company hires V.P. of sales, marketing
August 3, 2011
The new vice president of sales and marketing for The World Company’s media division is ready to grow the marketability of the Lawrence company’s newspapers and websites.
After closing in Lawrence, Penny Annie’s to open in downtown Eudora
10:05 a.m., July 14, 2011 Updated 10:22 a.m.
Penny Annie’s, which closed its location at 845 Mass. in Lawrence, is heading to downtown Eudora.
Phony war hero indicted for fraud in Fort Leavenworth construction projects
June 16, 2011
When the economy slowed down and construction jobs started drying up, Warren K. Parker had an idea for getting more business.
Sandstone striving to overcome economy
June 16, 2011
Last year was a “bloodbath” for music venues across the country.
Eudora winery takes home gold at international competition
May 17, 2011
Eudora’s BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery won a gold medal for its 2009 vintage of Off-Dry Vignoles at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition on May 7.