Local news

Tonganoxie resident’s barbecue team appearing Sunday on Pitmasters
January 2, 2013
Truebud BBQ outcooked hundreds of competitive barbecuers last year, but will the local team be able to smoke its competition on national TV? Find out this weekend, when the Kansas City episode of BBQ Pitmasters premieres.
Douglas County Arts Caravan on the move
Percolator brings artists, creativity to smaller communities
October 22, 2012
Looking to infuse rural areas with the art and community spirit for which its Rhode Island Street alleyway home is known, the Percolator Artspace is taking its show on the road. The Percolator’s new Douglas County Arts Caravan will make its next stop in Baldwin City.
Tonganoxie resident’s barbecue team coming to a TV near you
September 14, 2012
Truebud BBQ teammates Tim Grant of Tonganoxie and Boyd Abts of Eudora announced this week they’ll be one of three Kansas City area teams appearing on Season 4 of BBQ Pitmasters.
Food: Compulsive smokers — Quest for perfection propels area barbecue team to top of national ranks
August 29, 2012
For Truebud BBQ team members, meticulousness is as much their signature as their secret rib seasoning, and it’s helped propel them to the elite ranks of the country’s top competition barbecue teams.
Bonner Springs man, 34, dies after argument in vehicle traveling from Eudora to Kansas City
August 23, 2012
Lenexa police said a Bonner Springs man who died early Wednesday morning after he was involved in a roadside fight on Interstate 435 had been traveling in a minivan from Eudora to the Kansas City area.
Five questions: Roll up a sleeve
05:47 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers tips to consider when contemplating getting immunized.
Five questions: Easy traveling
12:36 p.m., June 19, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation shares how its free travel information tools can help make a road trip safe and enjoyable.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
Five questions: Swimming safely
KDHE offers tips for summer in the water
01:16 p.m., June 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides tips on keeping safe while you’re swimming this summer.
Five questions: It’s Relay time
02:06 p.m., May 29, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Area Relay for Life events kick off this week.
Five questions: Marble collecting
03:29 p.m., May 22, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Marbles, those whimsical orbs behind phrases like “knuckling down” and “playing for keeps,” pervade our culture.
Five questions: Window watch
12:04 p.m., May 15, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
When the weather gets warm, open windows can be a cost-effective way to keep cool. But they can also be a safety hazard for children, who may fall through. Safe Kids Kansas offers ways to let the fresh air in while keeping your children safe.
Five questions: Avoiding scams
05:29 p.m., May 8, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, but telemarketers are finding new ways to get your money or personal information. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt offers the following tips to avoid scams.
Five questions: Salt savvy
02:24 p.m., May 1, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment joined in World Salt Awareness Week earlier this spring to encourage Kansans to watch their sodium intake. Below, KDHE answers questions about sodium and its link to heart disease.
Five questions: Plant a tree
01:01 p.m., April 17, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Arbor Day in Kansas is celebrated on the last Friday in April. To answer a few questions about the holiday, we visited arborday.org.

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