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KanCare starting ombudsman volunteer program in 3 places
June 29, 2015
The state-run program that administers Medicaid is seeking volunteer ombudsman for Kansas City, Johnson County and Wichita.
Kansas City Connection: Fourth of July fireworks, folk art at the Nelson
June 28, 2015
The Fourth of July is a magical time in America, and especially in Kansas City.
Tonganoxie City Council holds off on excise tax decision for church
June 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on a decision on Cornerstone Family Worship’s excise tax exemption request. The Rev. Ron Swaim, pastor for Cornerstone Family Worship, spoke to the council during Monday’s regular city council meeting. Swaim’s congregation will have a new church where the Sunset Motel formerly stood near the U.S. Highway 24-40 curve across from Tonganoxie High School’s east campus to the northwest.
Kansas City Connection: Tour spotlights how things are growing in urban gardens, farms
June 21, 2015
This week, take a look at some of Kansas City’s urban gardens, Maker Faire returns to Union Station and some fancy vintage vehicles are put on display.
Kansas City Connection: A celebration of beer
June 14, 2015
Boulevard Brewing Company may have been purchased in 2013 by the Flemish brewery Duvel, but it is still very much a Kansas City institution. For evidence, look no further than next weekend’s Boulevardia festival, a celebration of local music, food, crafts, community organizations, and (of course) beer.
Kansas University student dies from bacterial meningitis
June 2, 2015
Kansas health officials say a 19-year-old suburban Kansas City student at the University of Kansas has died of complications from a sinus infection, which led to bacterial meningitis.
Kansas City Connection: Don’t be a stranger to this pie social
May 31, 2015
This week in Kansas City, a pie social at Little Stranger Church, “Tank” art exhibit at Grand Arts and Jazzoo at the Kansas City Zoo.
Health Department workshop teaches health-related community planning
May 28, 2015
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is putting community health planning right in the laps of area officials and health advocates who are looking for a new approach in developing policies.
Kansas City Connection: A bakery to satisfy your cookie addiction
May 24, 2015
This week, baked deliciousness from McLain’s Bakery, high-quality coffee at Post Coffee Company and “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk at the Uptown Theater.
Tonganoxie VFW, American Legion planning Memorial Day weekend services
Events also planned in McLouth area
May 21, 2015
Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 will place small American flags at the graves of those who served in the military. Legion members will place flags in Tonganoxie cemeteries. The post also will have Memorial Day services at 2 p.m. Monday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Retired Col. Gary Sanford will speak at the ceremony.
Kansas City Connection: Grinders Pizza and Celebration at the Station
May 17, 2015
There are thousands of places outside New York that claim to serve authentic New York-style Pizza, but a truly delicious slice of appropriately soft-yet-crispy pizza isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. But Grinders Pizza, at 417 E. 18th St. in the heart of the Crossroads, is the real thing.
Kansas City Connection: Eating recommendations for moms (and everyone else)
May 10, 2015
Recommending a few Kansas City eating spots moms would like.
Kansas City Connection: The Sundry shows off its suppliers
May 6, 2015
When you first walk into The Sundry, a market and grocery that opened last year in the Crossroads neighborhood, you’ll see a large chalkboard with a drawing of Kansas and Missouri. Pointing to the states are several arrows indicating the origins of The Sundry’s suppliers for meat, vegetables, dry goods, teas and a whole variety of products ranging from kombucha, a fermented tea drink and komatsuna, a green leafy vegetable, to succulents and soap. The Sundry doesn’t just stock local food — it serves them in a variety of tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, as well as pre-made dinners to take home.
Kansas City Connection: Char Bar, Sleater-Kinney, Zubaz and giant Lego sculptures
April 28, 2015
“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.
Kansas City Connection: Sushi and Sufjan
April 19, 2015
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could feast on food from dozens of Kansas City’s finest restaurants while feeling like you’d actually done something good?

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