We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, below.
The new Tonganoxie Water Park required extensive planning and created much city-wide anticipation in advance of its opening.
Eudora voters passed a $45 million dollar bond issue in 2007 allowingfor construction and renovation within the Eudora School District to begin this year.
Basehor Town Center construction begins with the new Basehor Elementary School despite early opposition to the project.
A Tonganoxie shooting sparks an area manhunt for a black male. Johnathan Wilkerson, 24, later pleaded no contest to making a false police report after it was discovered he shot himself.
Eudora High School awarded bronze medal from U.S. News and World Reports, the school was recognized as one of the top high schools in the country.