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Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
No Easter egg drop this year as church’s focus is closer to ground
03:24 p.m., March 30, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
At this time last year, Shawnee’s Gracepoint Church — along with about 6,000 children and parents — had its eye on the sky. However, with other efforts drawing its attention closer to the ground, the church is taking a hiatus from the helicopter Easter Egg Drop it offered the public for the past two years.
Jobs fair planned April 10 at Great Mall
First hour is veterans-only
12:00 p.m., March 26, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas third-district Congressman Kevin Yoder is partnering with Workforce Partnership to hold a Jobs Fair and Resource Expo on April 10 at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W. 151st St., Olathe.
Revved up crowd helps open Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
February 3, 2012
With the call of “Gentlemen, start your engines,” the ceremonial first craps shoot was thrown Friday, and the doors of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway opened to the public.
Sand in the City to return to Wonderscope this year
January 19, 2012
Wonderscope Children’s Museum will once again play host to Sand in the City KC, the museum announced Thursday.
10 jobs eliminated at Journal-World, weekly newspapers
05:00 p.m., January 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Ten jobs in the news and advertising departments are being eliminated at the Lawrence Journal-World and its sister news operations, managers told employees Thursday.
Upcoming library programs aim to help job-seekers
06:59 p.m., December 29, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A trio of upcoming Johnson County Library programs are geared to help job seekers.
OB/GYN joins Bonner clinic
December 14, 2011
Providence Care Bonner Springs, 913 Sheidley, has added a obstetrician and gynecologist to its staff.
Shawnee laying groundwork for riverfront ‘Eco-Commerce Center’
01:00 p.m., December 14, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
At a tract of empty land flanked by the Kansas River and Kansas Highway 7, there’s more going on than meets the eye.
Jeweler has offered to mount 100-year-old diamond found in Salvation Army kettle
Unusual donation turned up at Shawnee Walmart
12:50 p.m., December 8, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A Salvation Army kettle from Shawnee turned up a sparkly surprise when workers opened it to count the day’s donations.
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.