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Prairie Village News

After months of back and forth, the city of Prairie Village will get rid of some of the pickleball courts at Windsor Park in an effort to respond to residents' complaints about noise. The Prairie Village City Council on Monday...
Jeanne Firth experienced a culture shock when she transferred to Shawnee Mission schools as an elementary student. Firth, a 2002 Shawnee Mission East graduate, transferred from the Center School District in southern Kansas City, Missouri. As she reflects on this...
VillageFest 2024 featured an updated Harmon Park in Prairie Village. After overnight rain and cloudy skies early, the annual Independence Day celebration kicked off at 7:30 a.m. Thursday under the newly renovated pavilion at Harmon Park at West 77th Place...
Prairie Village is considering purchasing a church property on Mission Road that could become part of a still-evolving plan to build a new city hall. At a special city council work session on Monday, discussion of the church appeared to...
Brian and Ana Wells have always wanted to open their own store. The couple both had retail experience — Brian with clothing retailer Tommy Bahama, Ana with women's wear company Anthropologie — and knew they wanted to turn that entrepreneurial...
In previous years, Mission Road between 67th Street and Tomahawk Road in Prairie Village may very well have flooded during the torrential rains like the ones that dumped half a foot of water on parts of Johnson County Monday. Mere...
After two years of sometimes-heated debate about zoning in Prairie Village, the city council has finally approved updates to some of the city's zoning codes. The Prairie Village City Council on Monday in a 12-1 vote — with Mayor Eric...
The city of Prairie Village plans to develop a community-wide climate action plan aimed at zeroing out the city's net carbon emissions by 2050. After embarking last year on a climate action plan focused on municipal operations with Indianapolis-based consultants...
A beloved Kansas City ice cream shop will open not just one but two new Johnson County locations this summer. This week, Betty Rae’s Ice Cream announced plans for a new shop in Prairie Village. Owner Matt Shatto confirmed the news to...
A district-wide ban on smartphones in the Shawnee Mission School District will be considered as part of the district's five-year strategic plan, administrators said Monday. The idea is listed under the technology category of the plan, which was presented to...
After fining Republic Services $28,000 over the past six months for missed trash pickups, Prairie Village city leaders are asking its solid waste provider for better communication. Mayor Eric Mikkelson and the Prairie Village City Council on Monday asked Phoenix-based...
The city of Prairie Village is poised to increase police officer salaries in two phases over the next 18 months in an effort aimed at retaining, recruiting and competing more with other Johnson County police departments. At Monday's city council...