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Gower, Daniel J.

Daniel J. Gower

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Daniel James Gower, 71, of Kansas City, passed away March 30, 2019.

Survived by: nieces, Michelle (Kelly) Rawlings and Cristi Lynn (Rich) Campbell; uncle, Lyle (Diane) Smith; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral service: Noon Wednesday, April 3, at Kingdom Messianic Congregation, 7230 Quivira Rd. Shawnee, KS 66216.

Burial: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

Arrangement by: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, Missouri. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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Gleason Glen and Hills of Forest Creek’s magic capture homeowners’ imaginations.

Hills of Forest Creek’s Destin EX, similar to this floor plan, is available for immediate purchase (and can be built in other Rodrock Homes communities). The home’s generous kitchen opens onto the great room, creating space for memorable family gatherings and entertaining ($485,500). Submitted photo

When Whitney and Michael Zamora’s Shawnee home sold last November after being on the market for one day, they were faced with the daunting challenge presented by a hot real estate market.

“We needed a home, now,” Whitney Zamora said.

The couple wanted to stay in the western suburbs and had specific requirements for both a neighborhood and a new home.

“Quick highway access for Michael and me and a reverse-style floor plan were high priorities,” she said...

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Leadership change for KS Highway Patrol follows departures

TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) An appointment from Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly brings on a changing of the guard with leadership on the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Kelly Thursday announced Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones as the next superintendent of the KHP. Jones will replace Col. Mark Bruce who, the governor’s office says, decided to leave the agency, as did the agency’s assistant superintendent, Lieutenant Colonel Randy Moon.

Kelly’s office did not expand on reasons for Bruce and Moon’s departures but did say Major Jasen De Vore is stepping in immediately as acting superintendent until Wednesday (April 3) when Jones will take command of the KHP.

WIBW in Topeka reports it received a copy of an anonymous letter sent to state officials alleging sexual and domestic misbehavior involving Bruce and Moon as ...

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KS Children’s Discovery Center welcomes record number of visitors

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka is boasting record numbers.

The center announced Tuesday that it welcomed 88,423 visitors in 2018. The number is a new annual high, and is up more than 10 percent from 2017.

KCDC says more than 30 percent of the guests came from outside Shawnee County, including three foreign countries. They credit last fall’s traveling Mo Willems exhibit, and more student field trips for the attendance increase.

KCDC opened in 2011 on the grounds of Gage Park. Since then, it has seen more than 600,000 visitors, representing all 50 states and 23 countries.

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Kansas City’s Hunt Midwest enters self-storage business

Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development has expanded into the self-storage sector with the development of four climate-controlled self-storage facilities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The facilities are all branded with the StorTropolis name. Two of the four locations have opened in the last quarter.

The first is StorTropolis Shawnee, a climate-controlled self-storage facility with 580 units and 30 enclsoed units sized for boats or RVs at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Martindale Road in Shawnee, Kansas.

Also opening its doors is StorTropolis Brighton at the northwest corner of Brighton and Missouri Highway 152 in Kansas city, Missouri. This facility includes 681 climate-controlled units and 15 enclosed RV units.

A third location, StorTropolis Tiffany Springs, will op...

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American Freight Furniture and Mattress Opens Third Kansas City Location

Growing retailer adds new store in Shawnee, KS

Shawnee, KS, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — American Freight Furniture and Mattress opened its third Kansas City-area store on February 15, 2019. The new Shawnee store is 26,000 square feet and is located at 6495 Quivira Rd. Shawnee, KS 66216 near Sky Zone Trampoline Park and Nellie & Nico’s. This store will create 8-10 new jobs. The Shawnee location will join two other nearby stores in Claycomo, MO and Independence, MO. The Claycomo store is located at 437 E. US Hwy 69 Claycomo, MO 64119 and the Independence store is located at 2210 S. State Rte. 291 Hwy. Suite B Independence, MO 64057.

“We’re excited to add another American Freight Furniture and Mattress store in Kansas City,” said Karl Finley, Vice President...

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Shawnee man wins $22K in Kansas Lottery

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SHAWNEE, KS (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man says he discovered he had won $22,000 in the Kansas Lottery when he was bickering with his wife about how much he spends on lottery tickets.

Shawnee resident and avid lottery player Louis Kronawitter tells the Topeka Capital-Journal that he and his wife were surprised when he found the winning 2by2 Quick Pick ticket last week. The Kansas Lottery confirmed the jackpot Tuesday.

Lottery officials say 2by2 is a daily game that offers players eight ways to win. It has a top prize of $22,000.

Kronawitter says he’s always known he would win a jackpot and that he believes he’ll win again someday.

Kronawitter says he plans to give a portion of his winnings to his church and use the rest to help his family.

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Missing in Kansas: April Wiss

(KAKE) –

The disappearance of a Kansas teen remains a mystery for 18 years.

April Wiss was last seen leaving an apartment complex in the 500 block of Marion Road in Wichita on Jan.11, 2000 – the last time she was seen. Her friend told authorities that she saw April heading towards Pawnee Street and Broadway between 10 and 10:30 p.m. Investigators believe that she may have had her pager, apartment keys and wallet with her as well, according to details shared in the government’s National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

APRIL SUZANNE WISS

Missing from: Wichita, Kan.

Missing since: Jan. 11, 2000

Age when she went missing: 16

Age today: 34

Height: 6’

Weight: 165 pounds

Hair: Sandy-blonde colored; sometimes dyed brown

Eyes: Hazel

Distinctive physical features: double-pierced ears, pierc...

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Moore, Lilly E. 1923-2018

Lilly E. Moore, 95, formerly of St. Joseph, peacefully passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home, in Shawnee, Kansas, where she resided for the last 6 years.

She was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Port Glasgow, Scotland, to James and Lilly (MacLachlan) Jeffrey.

Lilly married James D. (J.D.) Moore April 28, 1945, at Newton Place Church, Glasgow, Scotland. (She was a "War Bride") He preceded her in death Feb. 1979.

Lilly went to work at the O.B. Unit at Methodist Hospital in 1961, retiring in 1983.

She was a former member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, past President of Neely School Preschool and P.T.A., and former member of St. Andrews Society. Lilly was a member of Mitchell Park Christian Church and New Hope Foursquare Church, St. Joseph.

She was also preceded in death by: her...

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Man accused of exposing himself to younger girls at Shawnee pools

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) –

Shawnee police say a man exposed himself to younger girls at multiple swimming pools.

On Monday night, police say an incident happened at the Woodsonia pool off 53rd Street.

Investigators say the man exposed himself to several people, with most of the victims being young girls under the age of 16.

Detectives are still trying to track down all of the victims in this case, so there’s not a lot of information being released, including the exact locations of all the pools involved.

If you see anything, contact the Shawnee Police Department at (913) 631-2150.

Because charges have not officially been filed, KCTV5 is not naming the suspect.

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