Medicines Hall of Fame and Museum now open in Shawnee

The Medicines Hall of Fame and Museum is now open on the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and K-7 Highway.

The museum, filled with collections from Johnson County doctor Bruce Hodges, looks at the history of medicine and its impact upon societies health and culture. Hodges has been collecting and preserving medical artifacts for many years.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Cost is $5.

For more information, call 913-888-0777.

Women’s deaths ruled double suicide

The bodies of two women found Wednesday afternoon, March 6, in Gary Haller Streamway Park in Shawnee has been ruled as a double suicide, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

The two women, who have not been identified, were sisters, according to police reports.

A visitor to the park found the bodies, which were about 150 yards into the park on the trail, and contacted a park police officer to the scene.  A Johnson County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said the two middle-aged women were dead when the officer arrived.

Police did not release how either woman died.


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