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Drew Hudgins named Blue Valley North’s new football coach

Blue Valley North has named Mill Valley High’s defensive coordinator Drew Hudgins as its newest head football coach.  Hudgins, who has helped lead the Mill Valley program to six state

Blue Valley North has named Mill Valley High’s defensive coordinator Drew Hudgins as its newest head football coach.  Hudgins, who has helped lead the Mill Valley program to six state


Blue Valley to evaluate Chinese Immersion Program

After more than five years, the Blue Valley School District says it is undertaking an “evaluation” of its Chinese Immersion program. As a result, the district will not be opening

After more than five years, the Blue Valley School District says it is undertaking an “evaluation” of its Chinese Immersion program. As a result, the district will not be opening



Healthy meal prep store Lean Kitchen open in Overland Park

Lean Kitchen to-go meals

Meal prep company Lean Kitchen, which specializes in healthy grab-and-go meals, recently opened its first Johnson County location in Overland Park. Located at 12070 Blue Valley Parkway, the new store

Meal prep company Lean Kitchen, which specializes in healthy grab-and-go meals, recently opened its first Johnson County location in Overland Park. Located at 12070 Blue Valley Parkway, the new store


🏆 Blue Valley Southwest debate team pulls off ‘rare’ feat

Two Blue Valley Southwest debate teams took home state titles in the Kansas Class 5A state championship earlier this month. The high school won both the four-speaker and two-speaker debate

Two Blue Valley Southwest debate teams took home state titles in the Kansas Class 5A state championship earlier this month. The high school won both the four-speaker and two-speaker debate


Overland Park small businesses get new shot of COVID-19 relief

Several small local businesses in Overland Park are set to receive a new round of federal pandemic relief money. On Monday, the Overland Park City Council voted to increase its

Several small local businesses in Overland Park are set to receive a new round of federal pandemic relief money. On Monday, the Overland Park City Council voted to increase its


Scooter’s Coffee coming to 159th and Metcalf in Overland Park

Drive-thru beverage chain Scooter’s Coffee is set to open a new location in south Overland Park. The Nebraska-based coffee franchise’s newest Johnson County location is coming soon to the Blue

Drive-thru beverage chain Scooter’s Coffee is set to open a new location in south Overland Park. The Nebraska-based coffee franchise’s newest Johnson County location is coming soon to the Blue



Work on U.S. 69 toll lanes in Overland Park is starting

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced this week that construction and lane closures have begun on U.S. 69 Highway. It is the beginning of a multi-year process to add express

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced this week that construction and lane closures have begun on U.S. 69 Highway. It is the beginning of a multi-year process to add express


Opening date delayed for new Whole Foods in Overland Park

Overland Park’s newest Whole Foods location near 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue has pushed back its opening date due to supply chain issues. The new 45,000-square-foot grocery store, which will

Overland Park’s newest Whole Foods location near 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue has pushed back its opening date due to supply chain issues. The new 45,000-square-foot grocery store, which will


Blue Valley High vandalism included swastika and slurs

Blue Valley High football stadium, which was targeted with antisemitic and racist vandalism.

Some groups are denouncing antisemitic and racist graffiti found spray painted on Blue Valley High School’s football stadium and press box on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The vandalism included

Some groups are denouncing antisemitic and racist graffiti found spray painted on Blue Valley High School’s football stadium and press box on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The vandalism included


Police investigating vandalism at Blue Valley High stadium

The Overland Park Police Department is investigating vandalism that occurred Monday at Blue Valley High’s football stadium. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the stadium’s press box was spray painted

The Overland Park Police Department is investigating vandalism that occurred Monday at Blue Valley High’s football stadium. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the stadium’s press box was spray painted


Rise chicken and biscuit chain opening soon in Overland Park

A scratch-made buttermilk biscuit and fried chicken chain is set to open its first south Overland Park restaurant along 135th Street later this week. The owner of Rise Southern Biscuits

A scratch-made buttermilk biscuit and fried chicken chain is set to open its first south Overland Park restaurant along 135th Street later this week. The owner of Rise Southern Biscuits



Blue Valley’s enrollment to begin — What you need to know

Open enrollment is an issue in this year's State Board of Education race.

With Blue Valley enrollment starting up for the 2023-24 school year, the Post has compiled things parents and guardians need to know when they register their kids. While specific enrollment

With Blue Valley enrollment starting up for the 2023-24 school year, the Post has compiled things parents and guardians need to know when they register their kids. While specific enrollment