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  1. Westwood voter turnout tops 40 percent; all other city elections draw much lower participationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    The Westwood elections drew 44.3 percent of the city's 1,226 registered voters to the polls for the municipal election. Only 11 percent turned out in Prairie Village and just over 10 percent turned out in Mission.

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  2. Emergency wastewater line repair forces closure of Mission Road laneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Johnson County Wastewater crews are expected to need two to three days to complete the repair work on the damaged main near the intersection of 87th Street. The construction crews have shut off one of the two northbound lanes of Mission Road and are diverting traffic to one of the southbound lanes.

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  3. Northeast Johnson County morning roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Randa's bomb helps push SM East to big win over Olathe Northwes t. SM East's dream season on the diamond continued Monday as the Lancers beat Olathe Northwest 11-1 on the road in yet another mercy-rule shortened game.

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  4. Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: Are Johnson County school budgets 'bloated'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Former Johnson County Sun Publisher Steve Rose used his weekend column in the Kansas City Star to take a hard look at the claim that Kansas schools are wildly inefficient with their spending and have budgets packed with unneeded bloat. He used the Shawnee Mission School district as an example.

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  5. Google Fiber opens sign up period for Prairie Village, Mission, Mission Hills and FairwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Two and a half years after Google announced its high speed Fiber service was coming to the area, the company has officially opened Fiberhood sign-ups for east Johnson County, including the cities of Mission, Prairie Village, Fairway and Mission Hills. The rally period for 79 separate Fiberhoods in east Johnson County will remain open through May 19. Each Fiberhood has its own sign up goal to meet the requirements for an infrastructure build out.

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  6. At Mission forum, elected Democrats highlight stresses on teachers, public educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Prairire Village Post

    Merriam Rep. Jarrod Ousley still gets choked up thinking about the situation that propelled him and his wife into political activism. The Ousleys had conscientiously moved into the Shawnee Mission School District to provide their kids access to the area's well regarded public schools.

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  7. Merriam Rep. Ousley files for reelection to Kansas HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Jarrod Ousley, the first-term representative of the House district that includes Merriam, northern Overland Park and western Mission, announced this week that he was filing for reelection, setting up a contested election in November. Ousley won his first term in office in 2014, when he beat Republican Brandon Hermreck 61-39 in the general election.

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  8. Candidates who expressed opposition to Gateway project win both...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    The two candidates who expressed the strongest opposition to the Gateway project in Mission both won election to the city council Tuesday. Kristin Inman edged out incumbent Jennifer Cowdry, who had served one term on the council, by a 91-78 vote.

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  9. Closure of Mission Road in Fairway starts MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Crews replacing an aging water main will force the closure of sections of Mission Road between Reinhardt Drive and 63rd Street. The work will likely compound detour issues motorists face in the area, with 63rd Street closed from Mission Road to State Line Road for 10 months as Mission Hills works to replace the bridge at Indian Lane .

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  10. Mission primary candidates differ on Gateway plan; one of the three is no longer runningRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Among the three cities in northeast Johnson County that will hold elections this spring, only Mission has a primary on the ballot. Voters in Mission's third ward, which covers the west and northwest sides of the city, can vote on Tuesday to narrow the field to two candidates for the general election in April.

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  11. Northeast Johnson County morning roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Westwood master plan meeting Monday . The first public meeting to help develop the Westwood master plan will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Westwood View Elementary School.

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  12. Mission weighs options, including sales tax, to confront future street project needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Mission replaced the loss of nearly $800,000 per year from its Transportation Utility Fee with a property tax increase that raises approximately $833,000 per year for streets. But that switch won't cover all of the city's street program needs running into the future.

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  13. Students ignoring lengthy detour route along Mission Road prompts safety concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Students ignoring "sidewalk closed" signs along Mission Road this week prompted safety concerns from parents, educators and the police departments. Crews had the stretch of approximately 50 feet along the Homestead Country Club entrance on Mission Road blocked off as they worked to replace the deteriorated sidewalk.

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  14. Mission moves toward sign code changes, enforcement; temporary signs draw most complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    The City of Mission is taking the first steps to revamping its sign ordinance and in the process addressing complaints that have been persistent, especially regarding temporary signs. The city recently completed a sign inventory that catalogued a total of 817 signs.

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  15. Merriam City Council declines to act on raising minimum age for tobacco purchasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    An attempt by Merriam councilor Al Frisby to get his city to follow Prairie Village in drafting an ordinance to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco did not win the support of his fellow council members. Frisby, a retired high school biology teacher and reformed smoker, said "peer pressure is strong and powerful; that's how I started smoking."

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  16. Tensions between cities, school district emerge at Shawnee Mission considers formal TIF policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    A rift between some northeast Johnson County municipalities and the Shawnee Mission School District presented itself on Monday as administrators and city officials presented conflicting views of the benefits and drawbacks of tax increment financing projects in the area. The board of education on Monday held a first reading of a new board policy on TIF deals that emerged in the wake of Prairie Village's passage of the tax incentives package that made the Meadowbrook park project possible.

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  17. Northeast Johnson County morning roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    Vanderbilt Professor coming to Village Presbyterian for Visiting Scholar event . Village Presbyterian Church will welcome Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University's Divinity School March 4 and 5 for a two-lecture series on Jesus's role as a storyteller.

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  18. SM North adds three names to Hall of Fame: Susan Metsker, Danny Seay, Janice Ninemire Van GorpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    SM North added three names to its Hall of Fame over the weekend with the induction of Susan Metsker, Danny Seay and Janice NineMire Van Gorp. Seay is recognized as an athlete who competed for SM North from 1969 to 1971.

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  19. Northeast Johnson County morning roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Prairire Village Post

    SM North celebrates Black History Month . SM North students last week recognized Black History Month with their 14th annual Black History Month Program.

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  20. Mission 2015 annual report shows good year for construction; 40...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | Prairie Village Post

    The annual report from the City of Mission shows that 2015 was an ambitious and active year on a number of fronts, among them the level of new construction in the city. The value of new construction increased by $7.25 million to reach $24.25 million in building permits, giving the city its highest valuation year since 2010.

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