Prairie Village

6:34 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Prairie Village Council Rejects Mission Chateau Proposal

The proposed Mission Chateau senior living development would have replaced a former middle school at 8500 Mission Rd.
The Tutera Group via

The controversial Mission Chateau project failed to win approval by the Prairie Village City Council in a meeting that lasted until 1 a.m. Monday. 

The Prairie Village Planning Commission had recommended a special permit for the proposed senior living community at the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School.

Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer says Mission Chateau stirred community sentiments because of strong feelings about the middle school

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KC Currents
3:38 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments

Prairie Village complex
Monica Sandreczki KCUR

In Kansas, you can carry a concealed weapon anywhere, unless there’s a “no handgun” sign posted at eye-level at the entrance.

Currently, it’s up to local governments whether or not to allow concealed carry in their public buildings. If they don’t want handguns in their buildings, like any business, they have to post that “no handgun” sign.

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Up to Date
10:34 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Prairie Village Home Houses Huge Art Collection

If you're ever invited to the Prairie Village home of Linda and John "Topper" Johntz, be prepared for your jaw to drop.

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Up to Date
10:07 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Becomes A 'Drama Queen'

Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato won a Grammy this year for Best Classical Vocal Solo.

The Prairie Village native and mezzo-soprano was the star of a TV special titled "Homecoming" produced by Kansas City's KCPT and PBS Arts. The concert with the Kansas City Symphony at the newly-opened Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was broadcast nationally, and now, she has a new disc out titled "Drama Queens," which she recorded in Italy in July.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Kansas City's Dark Secrets

The dark streets of Kansas City hold many secrets.

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Up to Date
9:37 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Kansas Native Karrin Allyson Returns To Prairie Village - For The Weekend

Karrin Allyson performs Saturday evening at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival
Reisig and Taylor

Jazz singer and pianist Karrin Allyson is in town this weekend to perform at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival.

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11:02 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A circuit judge is backing the Cass County board of commissioners in its decision to not hold a vote on a zoo tax.  Prairie Village leaders have rejected a parks sales tax proposal... It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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4:17 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Prairie Village Council Says No To Parks Tax Referendum

Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer is disappointed at City Council refusal to send a parks sales tax plan to voters.

There will be no November vote in Prairie Village on a proposed sales tax to benefit parks. The City Council has killed the issue on a vote of 6 to 5.

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Election 2012
2:31 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

April 3: Elections In Kansas & Missouri

Laura Spencer KCUR

On Tuesday, voters go to the polls in Kansas and Missouri. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kansas, and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Missouri.

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11:10 am
Tue January 18, 2011

Filipino Martial Arts Help KC Women Learn Self-Defense

Kansas City, MO – Action movie fans may have noticed some different fight moves on the big screen in recent years. In the James Bond film Casino Royale and all three of the Bourne Identity movies, the good guys are using Filipino martial arts to bust up the bad guys.

Now, a former police trainer living in Prairie Village is adapting those moves to help women learn self-defense. KCUR's Alex Smith dropped in on a class to find out more.

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