Posts by Nikki Lansford:


Stretch of State Line Road in Leawood closed this weekend for repairs

Traffic delays along a well-traveled stretch of State Line Road in Leawood should be expected this weekend. Where exactly: The section of State Line impacted will be between 103rd Street

Traffic delays along a well-traveled stretch of State Line Road in Leawood should be expected this weekend. Where exactly: The section of State Line impacted will be between 103rd Street


4 Overland Park officers on leave amid investigation into spending at police charity

Four Overland Park police officers are on paid administrative leave as they are being investigated for criminal allegations regarding a potential misappropriation of funds from a nonprofit foundation with local

Four Overland Park police officers are on paid administrative leave as they are being investigated for criminal allegations regarding a potential misappropriation of funds from a nonprofit foundation with local



Blue Valley grad battled rare immune condition to get to law school. Now she wants to help others.

Blue Valley High School graduate Shivani Patel was named a recipient of the $15,000 AbbVie Immunology Scholarship, which provides financial support to students pursuing higher education while living with immune-mediated

Blue Valley High School graduate Shivani Patel was named a recipient of the $15,000 AbbVie Immunology Scholarship, which provides financial support to students pursuing higher education while living with immune-mediated


Crumbl Cookies eyes July opening for new Ward Parkway Center location

Utah-based franchise Crumbl Cookies is looking to open a new shop in Ward Parkway Center this July, according to company officials, just across State Line from Johnson County. Where exactly:

Utah-based franchise Crumbl Cookies is looking to open a new shop in Ward Parkway Center this July, according to company officials, just across State Line from Johnson County. Where exactly:


See ‘Purple Twist,’ tapped by Leawood Art Council as city’s next art installation

At its meeting earlier this month, the Leawood Arts Council voted to recommend “Purple Twist” by Missouri artist Jessie Cargas as the city’s next non-permanent art installation. Background: If approved

At its meeting earlier this month, the Leawood Arts Council voted to recommend “Purple Twist” by Missouri artist Jessie Cargas as the city’s next non-permanent art installation. Background: If approved



Blue Valley North students stage walkout in support of abortion rights

Dozens of Blue Valley North High School students staged a walkout Thursday afternoon to show their support for an individual’s right to choose to have an abortion. The bigger picture: The

Dozens of Blue Valley North High School students staged a walkout Thursday afternoon to show their support for an individual’s right to choose to have an abortion. The bigger picture: The


Leawood expects these 3 major bike projects to get finished this year

On Tuesday, the Leawood Planning Commission met for a special work session to discuss this year’s updates to the city’s ‘Self-Propelled Leawood,’ a pedestrian and bicycle master plan. Details: First

On Tuesday, the Leawood Planning Commission met for a special work session to discuss this year’s updates to the city’s ‘Self-Propelled Leawood,’ a pedestrian and bicycle master plan. Details: First


Ranch Mart North redux nearly complete — What’s new and what remains to be done

The redevelopment of the 217,000-square-foot Ranch Mart North shopping center in Leawood is nearly complete. Here’s where the much-watched project, which has been going on for more than two years,

The redevelopment of the 217,000-square-foot Ranch Mart North shopping center in Leawood is nearly complete. Here’s where the much-watched project, which has been going on for more than two years,


Overland Park hosts amateur pickleball tournament this weekend — Here are the details

The Kansas City Pickleball Classic, an amateur pickleball tournament, is taking place this weekend in Overland Park. When and where: Tournament play will occur during the mornings, from Friday, May

The Kansas City Pickleball Classic, an amateur pickleball tournament, is taking place this weekend in Overland Park. When and where: Tournament play will occur during the mornings, from Friday, May




In 4-3 vote, Blue Valley school board approves new vice president

The Blue Valley school board voted Monday night to name BV Northeast area board member Kaety Bowers as the board’s new vice president. Background: The change in leadership comes after

The Blue Valley school board voted Monday night to name BV Northeast area board member Kaety Bowers as the board’s new vice president. Background: The change in leadership comes after