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Dawn Layman Named New Lenexa Chief of Police
12/03/2020
City Manager Beccy Yocham has announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Dawn Layman to serve as the new chief of police for the City of Lenexa.
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Game on with Lenexa esports tourneys
12/02/2020
Can you ace the competition? Test your gaming skills at our esports tournaments.
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Donate to a warmth tree in December
11/27/2020
This has been a difficult year for many in our community, and staying warm is a basic need that you can easily and inexpensively help provide for our neighbors in need.
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Municipal Services earns reaccreditation
11/23/2020
For the fifth consecutive time, the Lenexa Municipal Services Department has been accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Only 162 public works agencies have received accreditation through APWA, placing Lenexa’s department among the finest in the country.
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Lenexa recognized with Leading the Way award
11/20/2020
The City of Lenexa has earned a “Leading the Way Award” from ETC Institute and is being recognized for outstanding achievement in the delivery of services to residents. Recipients of the award rank in the top 10% of all local governments across the country.
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Logan Wagler
Lenexa names new Parks & Recreation Director
11/19/2020
City Manager Beccy Yocham announced that Logan Wagler will join her senior management team when he assumes the role of Parks & Recreation Department director on Nov. 30. Wagler has worked for Lenexa over the past 12 years, most recently as deputy director for Parks & Recreation.
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Holiday entertaining with the Public Market merchants
11/18/2020
To help your celebrations shine, our merchants shared some expert entertaining advice and their recommendations for memorable meals and gifts.
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Online shopping safety tips
11/09/2020
This holiday season, more people than ever may be doing their shopping online. While shopping from the comfort of your home is convenient, keep these tips from the Lenexa Police Department in mind to minimize your chances of being victimized by thieves.
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Staying fit and healthy during a pandemic
11/06/2020
There is a lot to juggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, and staying active may be a real struggle to squeeze into daily life. But it’s more important than ever for our physical and mental health.
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How we train Lenexa police officers
11/06/2020
Whether they're new to law enforcement or transferring from another agency, Lenexa police officers go through extensive training to prepare them for solo patrol.
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Paw-sitive changes to Lenexa's pet licensing program
11/01/2020
When pet owners purchase their 2021 animal licenses, they'll get some new benefits to give them peace of mind and help their furry family members return home sooner if they become lost.
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Car burglary trends and prevention
10/26/2020
Over the last several months, Lenexa and Johnson County have experienced an increase in car burglaries. There are two particular trends the Lenexa Police Department has seen.
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Compost service is a gift that keeps giving
10/20/2020
Two local companies are offering a discount to responsibly dispose of your meal scraps this holiday season and beyond.
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Holiday Farmers Market
Holiday Farmers Market features homegrown and homemade
10/16/2020
Weekly shopping at the Lenexa Farmers Market ends Saturday, Oct. 31, but our local vendors want to help make your holidays stand out. Finding ways to gather or connect with loved ones is more meaningful than ever this year. Get in the spirit of the giving season at our third annual Holiday Farmers Market.
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Outdoor burning advice from the Lenexa Fire Department
10/14/2020
Outdoor burning can give homeowners a way to get rid of some yard debris or allow families to gather together to enjoy these each other's company. Be aware of the different requirements and restrictions for different types of outdoor burning.
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Wayside horn project moving forward
10/07/2020
The Lenexa City Council took several actions at its Oct. 6 meeting that will allow construction of wayside train horns in Old Town to be completed by summer 2021.
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Curbside composting available for Lenexa residents
10/05/2020
The City of Lenexa has negotiated a discounted rate with Compost Collective KC to provide curbside compost collection to residents.
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Serving up fire safety in the kitchen
10/02/2020
Before you serve up a meal in the kitchen, it’s important to know the essentials of fire safety. While cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries, these accidents are preventable.
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Rent a bicycle at parks and places across Lenexa
10/01/2020
Lenexa’s new bike share program has arrived just in time to enjoy our parks’ stunning autumn scenery on a leisurely trail ride.​
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Lenexa Police Chief announces intent to retire
09/30/2020
Lenexa Chief of Police Thomas Hongslo has announced his intent to retire in December 2020 after a 31-year career in law enforcement. Chief Hongslo marked his 25th year with the Lenexa Police Department earlier this month, and at the time of his retirement will have served as chief of police for eight years.
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Wildlife wisdom
09/24/2020
Learn some helpful advice for dealing with local wildlife from the Lenexa Police Department's Animal Control Division
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Autumn activities to try in Lenexa parks
09/09/2020
Get outdoors and explore Lenexa's parks this fall. Here are six activities to enjoy.
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Get a great workout with virtual fitness options
09/08/2020
There is a lot to juggle right now, but staying active is extra important for our physical and mental health. Consider these virtual training options to keep your fitness habit going at home.
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2020 Election Guide
09/08/2020
The 2020 general election is approaching soon. Make sure you're aware of key deadlines and your voting options.
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Walking and jogging safely at night
09/03/2020
Before you take off on an evening exercise jaunt, take note of these safety precautions from the Lenexa Police Department.
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Hometown artists recognized in 2020 Lenexa Artists’ Show
08/28/2020
The 29th annual Lenexa Artists' Show honored the work of 35 artists from our community, celebrating the deep well of creative talent here in Lenexa.
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Explore Lenexa with self-guided tours
08/27/2020
Take an afternoon to discover areas of the city you’ve never seen before or learn something new.​
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Often-overlooked code violations
08/20/2020
Property codes help maintain a safe, attractive community. And while it may seem obvious that you can't have a dead tree falling over in your yard, some code rules are a little less intuitive.
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Proposed homeless shelter regulations to be presented Aug. 25
08/12/2020
The Lenexa Governing Body will soon consider new homeless shelter regulations developed after several months of in-depth study and community input.
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Follow state and local rules for political signs
07/07/2020
Political signs are popping up across Lenexa, and you may be wondering whether some of these signs are displayed in compliance with state and local regulations.
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