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Boys soccer roundup: MVHS wins, SJA ties in season openers
August 28, 2016
Mill Valley and St. James Academy’s boys soccer teams both played their season opener Friday, while Shawnee Mission Northwest ‘s first match against SM South was postponed due to inclement weather. Mill Valley defeated Gardner-Edgerton, 3-2, while St. James played St. Thomas Aquinas to a 2-2 tie.
Teacher Feature: Shelley Arbaugh
August 28, 2016
Shelley Arbaugh is a first grade teacher at Riverview Elementary School.
Saints surge past Thunder in three sets
August 27, 2016
St. James Academy volleyball coach Nancy Dorsey has acknowledged that she has a young team after the departure of a large senior class last year, but she wasn’t one to make any excuses for the Thunder’s three-set loss to St. Thomas Aquinas Saturday night in the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Volleyball Slam at SJA. The Thunder claimed the first set, but were unable to stifle the Saints the rest of the way as they lost to their rival, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16.
Shawnee resident earns degree from Benedictine College
August 26, 2016
Phillip Pick, of Shawnee, graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison during the summer semester.
Tickets available for Holiday of Hope
August 26, 2016
Tickets are available for the upcoming Holiday of Hope Gala, which benefits the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.
Shawnee area students outperform national averages on ACT
August 25, 2016
The number of students taking the ACT has increased in Kansas and the state continues to outperform the nation in all four assessed areas — English, reading, mathematics and science — of the 2016 ACT college entrance exam.
Johnson County Museum presents storytelling series
August 25, 2016
Local Storyteller Jo Ho will offer entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art during a series of storytelling programs set to begin in mid-September.
SJA, MVHS girls golf finish first, second at Cat Classic
August 25, 2016
St. James Academy girls golf, Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission Northwest finished first, second and fourth, respectively, Wednesday at the Cat Classic at Shawnee Country Club. St. James’ Caroline Klemp won the tournament with a round of 75, and Mill Valley’s Meg Green finished four shots back as the runner-up.
St. James set to take on Aquinas in Volleyball Slam finale
August 24, 2016
A new cast of players is ready to step into the spotlight for St. James volleyball, as the Thunder kick off their season Saturday against St. Thomas Aquinas in the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Volleyball Slam.
Fun year’ lies ahead for SM North tennis
August 24, 2016
Shawnee Mission North girls tennis coach Zach McKamie likes the mix of seniors and freshmen on his team for the upcoming season.
SJA tennis opens season with double dual, reflects on trip to Western & Southern Open
August 23, 2016
St. James Academy’s tennis team went 2-1 — defeating Bishop Miege and Topeka Hayden, and falling to St. Thomas Aquinas — in a double dual Tuesday at Johnson County Community College for its first competition of the season. The Thunder came in with some added energy after watching some of the best tennis players in the world compete in the Western & Southern Open last week in Cincinnati.
Shawnee home damaged by afternoon fire
August 22, 2016
An extension cord has been cited as the cause of an afternoon house fire in Shawnee.
Still aging: Kansas wine industry without key designation
August 22, 2016
The first of this season’s grapes in the vineyards of local wineries were picked in recent days and the rest will be harvested in the busy weeks ahead.
Council vacancies will now be brought to an election
August 22, 2016
The city council unanimously voted to change the city’s policy to allow the filling of a vacant seat to go towards a public vote.
Cougars flying high under new gymnastics coach Jessie Rood
August 22, 2016
Jessie Rood is less than a month into her first season of coaching the Shawnee Mission Northwest gymnastics team, and the Cougars are still flying high with her at the helm.
Johnson County employees bring in 366,000 pounds of food for residents
August 22, 2016
Johnson County Government’s employee-led Feed the Need campaign helped fill the shelves of 10 Johnson County food pantries.
Shawnee looks to attract more foreign investors
August 21, 2016
The city of Shawnee was recently represented on a global scale, as city officials aim to bring more international businesses to town.
SM North volleyball fully focused as season approaches
August 21, 2016
The energy level has been high for the Shawnee Mission North volleyball team as the Indians prepare for the upcoming season.
Mill Valley volleyball vies for chance to prove itself in EKL
August 21, 2016
Mill Valley seniors Morgan Thomas, Maggie Bogart and Emma Mantel know that their final season in a Jaguar uniform won’t be anything like their first three with the program, and they would not want to have it any other way. The three Jaguar seniors trio enjoyed competing in the Kaw Valley League, but they want to be pushed to be the best players that they can be, and believe that the Eastern Kansas League will give them that opportunity.
Jaguar cross country runners jump at chance for title run
August 21, 2016
Mill Valley juniors Britton Nelson and Bella Hadden and sophomore Delaney Kemp made up three of the four members of the Jaguars’ state championship 4x800-meter relay team last track season, and now they are ready to embark on another title run in cross country this fall. For the Mill Valley boys, Gavin Overbeck, Tyler Coad, Justin Grega, Max Jones and Braden Shaw all return from the team that took fourth at the 2015 state meet.

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