PAOLA — After working for more than 20 years as a mechanic for Dodge and Ford, Emrah Kural recently decided it was time to open up his own business, and he’s hoping to establish a new customer base in Miami County.

PAOLA — Darcy and John Domoney have received a lot of compliments about their new law office at 18 E. Wea St., but one seems to keep coming up more than others.

LOUISBURG — It was backpacks in paradise Thursday at Louisburg’s Broadmoor Elementary School.

PAOLA — Barbara Dillenbeck doesn’t consider herself a florist, she prefers to think of herself as a designer, and even after spending more than 25 years in the industry, she still loves exploring her creativity.

LOUISBURG — With its historic image of downtown Louisburg featuring horse-drawn carriages on a dirt lane, it’s almost like stepping back in time when drinking a special bottle of Lost Trail sarsaparilla.

PAOLA — She was ahead of her time as a businesswoman and a shoulder to lean on for community members in need, but Barbara Queen’s family members will tell you that first and foremost she was a mother.

Paola – Landmark National Bank recently announced the promotion of Kyle Bruna to bank manager. Bruna will be responsible for leading the Landmark location at 1310 Baptiste Drive in Paola.

LOUISBURG — The Fourth of July is almost here which means it is time to celebrate at area festivals. A Louisburg company has a way to keep your hands free for sparklers while not losing track of that all-important water bottle.

LOUISBURG — A proposed mixed-use development in south Overland Park calls for the construction of a sports complex, outlet center, civic center and three hotels along U.S. Highway 69 between 159th and 167th streets. That plan spells doom for any hope of getting a hotel in Louisburg soon.

LOUISBURG — Some things get better with time — cheese, sports cars and relationships. As Louisburg celebrates its 150th anniversary, many residents added “city” to the list Saturday as they sampled a new batch of wine created especially for the city’s sesquicentennial.

Ryan Warner, activities director at the Paola-based North Point Nursing Center, Skilled Nursing by Americare, recently received the “Rookie of the Year” award at the company’s annual caregiver conference held in St. Louis.