Summit Homes offers low-maintenance living during Home Hunt KC | The Kansas City Star

This weekend during Home Hunt KC, Summit Homes will feature ranch-style villa homes in three premier low-maintenance communities.

Home Hunt KC 2018 gives families looking for a new home in Kansas City a unique opportunity to tour Kansas City’s largest selection of move-in ready homes. Summit is showcasing more than 100 homes located throughout all areas of the Kansas City metro from Shawnee to Lee’s Summit, the Northland down to Raymore with prices ranging from the $280s – $500s.

Homes will be open for free tours to the public Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Move-in ready luxury homes from Summit’s award-winning Villa Collection are available in the low-maintenance Villas of Parkwood, located in Lee’s Summit south of MO-150 between Pryor and Ward Road...

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Stag’s Creek office building revitalizes gateway into eastern Shawnee

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The new Stag’s Creek office building, at the northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Goddard, is set to open for business April 2.

For several years, it was a decayed and neglected commercial pocket nestled in one of the metro area’s busiest corridors.

As drivers soared west down Shawnee Mission Parkway, into the city limits, they were greeted by the sight of abandoned restaurants, vacant storefronts and a crumbling strip mall at the northwest intersection of Goddard.

That eyesore is now a memory.

Sitting prominently in its place is the brand new Stag’s Creek development, which features two new dining establishments and a sparkling new office building.

Raising Cane’s, a popular chicken strip restaurant, opened last summer and Andy’s Frozen Custard op...

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Floyd Thomas Holscher

Floyd Thomas Holscher, entered into rest on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Holiday Resort Health and Rehabilitation, Salina, KS at the age of 99.

He was born on December 5, 1918 in Council Grove, Kansas to John L. and Dollie M. (Robinson) Holscher.

Floyd married the love of his life Geraldine Nobert in Wichita, Kansas on June 1, 1946. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2018.

He was a former resident of Denver, CO., Wichita, KS, Ada, OK, and Abilene, KS.

Floyd retired as Senior Cost Engineer from Rockwell International Denver, Colorado. Floyd was plant superintendent for Forster Manufacturing in Ada, Oklahoma. He was a Sales Engineer with J.B. Ehrsam Abilene, Kansas. Floyd also worked for Boeing Manufacturing in Wichita, Kansas.

He was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus and also a l...

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Weather closes schools, universities; keeps workers home


Kansas school districts and universities are canceling classes and many state employees were told to stay home after another round of winter weather.

With about three-fourths of the state under a winter weather advisory, Gov. Jeff Colyer ordered the closure of state government through Thursday for nonessential employees in Shawnee County.

The University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Newman University and Haskell Indian Nations University closed Thursday. Snow days also were declared in school districts in Lawrence, Wichita, Hutchinson, and several in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

One more round of freezing rain for Wichita

In Wichita, a driver was rescued from a vehicle that slid into the frigid Arkansas River.

And at the Kansas C...

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Pennington, Vespersia

GARDNER, Kan. | Vespersia Marie Pennington, 92, passed away Jan. 13, 2018, at Meadowbrook Rehab Center of Gardner. Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m. CST Saturday, March 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E. Shawnee in Gardner.

Vespersia was born March 29, 1925, in Philip, SD, to Morgan and Vera (Ernest) Smith. She grew up in South Dakota on the Quarter Circle Diamond Dot cattle ranch. Vespersia graduated from Black Hills State College in Spearfish, SD. She married Albert A. Pennington on Aug. 28, 1949, in Wichita, KS. After marriage they lived in Wichita until 1980, when they came to Gardner. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gardner and Gardner Lions Club. Vespersia loved going to church, dancing and telling stories about her family history...

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Week Ahead: KS gets a new governor & local officials take the polar plunge

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — Week Ahead

Kansas gets a new governor and local officials take the plunge for Special Olympics Kansas in your Week Ahead.

One Riley Co. woman will never see the faces of many of those she helps.

13 NEWS’ Deneysha Richard follows the journey of a Riley Co. 911 dispatcher to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a behind the scenes hero.


There’s little time to “talk turkey” when you’re working at a restaurant that breads, cooks, and serves over 2,500 pieces of chicken a month.

In this week’s Fork in the Road, 13 NEWS’ Chris Fisher takes a trip down K-99 to the famous Olpe Chicken House, 8 E State Road 99, Olpe, KS, for a behind the scenes look.


Sam Brownback says he will resign as governor at 3 p.m...

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Rent and utility assistance, after-school care among uses for Shawnee Community Development Block Grant funds in 2017

By Jerry LaMartina

The Shawnee City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds report at its Monday night meeting.

Shawnee receives about $250,000 a year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the program. For comparison, Overland Park gets about $750,000 and Johnson County gets about $1.3 million. Funding amounts are based mainly on population but also on the age of housing and the percentage of low- and moderate-income residents.

Unused funding from a given year can be carried over to the following year. Three types of activities are funded: human services, which can’t exceed 15 percent of total funding; infrastructure; and housing.

According to a memo dated Monday from Neighborhood Planner Lauren Grashoff to Interim Ci...

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Choosing Between The Right Shawnee Apartments

Choosing your apartment should be a happy and exciting time. And whether this is the first time you’ll be living on your own, or whether you are simply making a change, you want to choose among the best apartments Shawnee has to offer. And how do you approach apartment hunting without getting overwhelmed or intimidated? This article is going to help with that part.

Step 1: Assess Your Needs And Budget

The first thing you do is think about the type of apartment that you need. Will you be sharing with anybody? Are you scared of heights and need something on the ground floor? How much space are you going to feel comfortable with?

Once you get all these tiny details out of the way, it narrows down your list of Shawnee apartments...

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Best Shawnee News

Getting the news is something you are going to be after but it is important to go with the best in town.

You want news to be delivered to you on time, and it has to be the best content.

This is where Shawnee news comes in.


What is the primary requirement when it comes to news in the city?

You want to make sure it is up-to-date, and you are getting it right away. Shawnee news is going to be delivered to you, and it is going to be as recent as you want it to be.

Professional Writing

The writing is going to be of the quality you want it to be as the writers are some of the best in town.

These are writers who have seen it all and know what it takes to appeal to you as a reader.


You want to get recent news, but you want to get it as soon as possible...

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What You Need To Know About Shawnee Kansas

Classified as part of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, the city of Shawnee is located in Johnson County. The city is listed among the best places to live in, anywhere in the US. Shawnee is known for its well developed infrastructure, affordable cost of living and some of the best performing school districts.

Read on below to find out more about Shawnee Kansas before making the move to this great city.

Cost Of Living

As previously stated, Shawnee has a number of things going for it as far as being an attractive city for people looking for a place to settle down is concerned; chief among them being the favorable cost of living. First and foremost, the average price of homes in the area is comparatively lower than surrounding areas of Overland Park and Leawood...

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