Atchison's Snow Ball Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe is the place for Little League team postgame treats and teen first dates. On Saturday afternoon, we spotted Atchison's mayor hosting a meeting with local business owners over scoops. The family-owned sweet shop boasts 24 flavors of Blue Bunny ice cream (standby favorites plus Birthday Cake Batter, Cotton Candy and Praline Pecan) and the largest three-scoop, pineapple, strawberry and fudge-topped banana split in town. Grinning young servers make homemade breakfast and lunch sandwiches daily. The bacon-packed BLT on toasted ciabatta bread, $3.50, sure looked tempting (even after finishing a gigantic two-scoop mocha almond fudge sugar cone, $1.59). Meal specials include club, roast beef and ranch chicken sandwiches (with a scoop of ice cream afterwards), $6.50. Seasonal soups are potato-bacon, chicken noodle and chili. The cheery, country decorated restaurant with color-blocked walls, original stamped tin ceiling and plank wood floors sells old-fashioned candies, such as licorice, turtles, truffles and jelly beans. Get flavored coffees and chai teas at the full-service espresso bar. The adjacent Willow Brook shop carries small gifts, tabletop decor and candles.