Friday Sep 12
Populatiry of locally grown transcends regional boundaries
Locally grown produce is featured in the center of the produce department at this new Price Chopper store in Kansas City, Kan. Trendsetters on the East and West coasts often say it takes a decade for the heartland of the country to tune in to a fad - good or bad - but the locally grown food movement hasn't followed that rule.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Festivals abound in Kansas City this weekend
Several festivals are held this weekend throughout the Kansas City area. The Dancefestopia Music Festival will be held at Barney Allis Plaza the 12-14, Independence Uncorked Wine Festival will be on Saturday the 13th at the Bingham-Waggoner estate, Village West WineFest is Saturday the 13th at Village West in Kansas City, Kan., and the Jesse James Festival is in Kearney beginning on Saturday.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
IKEA wasn't the only grand opening today; Walmart replaces old Superfund site in Argentine
While Merriam's IKEA grand opening soaked up the headlines on Tuesday for turning a barren property into an outlet for an international retailer, Kansas City, Kansas' Argentine neighborhood christened its own real-estate turnaround on the same morning. A crowd of dignitaries heralded the opening of a Walmart Neighborhood Market near 24th Street and Metropolitan Avenue.
The Wichita Eagle
Ikea officially opens in Merriam
Ikea, one of the world's most sought after retailers, officially opened its doors in Merriam this morning - 20 minutes early to the delight of several hundred customers who had been standing in line in the rain. While Ikea employees handed out yellow and blue umbrellas to the early shoppers, the crowd was entertained by face painters, mimes and other performers.
Merriam police chief offers tips for navigating IKEA traffic
IKEA fans lined up early for Wednesday's grand opening, and Daniels said Merriam's population of 11,000 could be doubled on grand opening day. On Wednesday through Monday, IKEA Way will be turned into a one-way street southbound from Johnson Drive to 62nd Street.
Prairie Village Post
Mission's Turkey Creek Trail grant application in competition;...
The Turkey Creek Trail is completed through Merriam and Overland Park, but is only a line on the map right now in Mission. If you would like to see Mission get grant funding for the design of the proposed Turkey Creek Trail section that would run through the city, you might be able to help make the case that it is a worthy project.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Merriam Police Department preps for IKEA grand opening
To prepare for the grand opening of the IKEA Merriam, the Merriam Police Department will direct traffic at several intersections on Wednesday.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Prairie Village Post
Merriam Fire Chief Bob Pape closes long career; department prepares for merger with Overland Park
Next week Bob Pape ends a 38-year career with the Merriam Fire Department, with his last five years as fire chief. "I've done it all," Pape says of all the different positions he has held with the department over those years.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Fun grand opening festivities for IKEA in Merriam, Kansas
IKEA is coming to the Kansas City metro area and it is being met with great anticipation. To celebrate this opening kick off with IKEA's 40th store in the US there are some really fun giveaways and festivities tied to the grand opening.
Inside the Kansas IKEA store
IKEA will open its first Kansas City-area store at 9 a.m. on Sept. 10, nearly two years to the day after it announced in September 2012 that it would build a store in Merriam.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Google Fiber extends sign-ups further into JoCo
Google Inc. is pushing sign-ups for its speedy Google Fiber service in northeast Johnson County.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
First-time luxury car shoppers get their opportunity at Kan. Mercedes-Benz dealership
The sight of a three-pointed star prominently nestled on the front grille of any vehicle represents so much more than just fine German craftsmanship, it represents a certain sense of class and style.