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Should the city hold a special election, at a cost of $37,000, in the event of a City Council vacancy?

Response Percent
No, the Council should continue to select a new member from applicants
 
75%
Yes, it is worth the cost for citizens to have a say in a new City Council member
 
25%
Total 32
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On the job: Shawnee sixth-graders research careers, interview professionals for ‘career fair’
May 6, 2016
Broken Arrow sixth graders Tuesday presented the results of an English language arts project called “When I Grow Up.” The students chose careers ranging from a wildlife photographer to an astrophysicist and not only researched the jobs, they each spoke to a professional in their chosen career.
SM West edges SMNW soccer in final minute, 3-2
May 5, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s soccer team fell to SM West, 3-2, Thursday after Hannah Miller scored the game-winning goal in the final minute. Erica Esch and Adriana Bobki found the back of the net for SM Northwest.
SMNW baseball falters late in 2-1 loss to Olathe Northwest
May 5, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest starting pitcher Jared Marolf kept Olathe Northwest off the board through six innings, but the Ravens came up with two runs against the right-hander in the seventh to upend the Cougars, 2-1, Thursday.
Olathe South ousts SM North baseball, 13-1
May 5, 2016
First-year Shawnee Mission North baseball coach Jason Day has not been overly concerned with his team’s record this year as long as the Indians have been giving a full effort, and following his motto of “attention to detail.” Day was not pleased with what he saw from the Indians in a five-inning 13-1 loss to Olathe South on Thursday, and said the team had a lot to improve on heading into the final week of the regular season.
SMNW tennis shines in senior day win over Blue Valley
May 4, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s tennis team celebrated the final home match for seniors Reagan Walsh, Tyler Garland, Gage Oberheu, Tevyn Pak, Riley Mitts, Colin Anthony and Bailey Jarrett with an 8-4 win over Blue Valley, Wednesday.
Shawnee students awarded in drug prevention program
May 4, 2016
Officers with the Overland Park Police Department conducted the JOCO STOP For a Drug Free Tomorrow program with Shawnee Mission school district middle and high school students this spring, and three students from Shawnee schools were awarded.
SM North baseball falls to SM South, 6-3
May 4, 2016
Shawnee Mission South scored all six of its runs in the third inning to edge SM North’s baseball team, 6-3, Tuesday at 3&2.
Shawnee students listed among KU spring grads
May 4, 2016
Several Shawnee students are candidates for bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees for the 2016 spring semester at Kansas University.
Lady Jaguar soccer remains perfect
May 4, 2016
The dream season continued on Tuesday for the Mill Valley girl’s soccer team as it stayed undefeated with an 8-1 win against Basehor-Linwood.
SMNW baseball turns back Lawrence High, 6-1
May 4, 2016
Matthew Drummond and Zach Reeder collected two hits apiece, and Joe Todd went the distance on the mound to help Shawnee Mission Northwest’s baseball team defeat Lawrence High, 6-1, Tuesday at 3&2.
Sailing class offered at Shawnee Mission Park Lake
May 4, 2016
Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered starting May 31 by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
A special day:’ Book signing held for Shawnee’s 94-year-old first-time novelist
May 4, 2016
“I want to grow up to be like ‘Kay’ Allen” is a common expression among 94-year-old Catherine Allen’s large circle of family and friends.
Shawnee Mission Park beach to open, marina to expand hours
May 4, 2016
The Shawnee Mission Park Beach in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, will open for the summer season on May 30.
SMNW softball gets glimpse of future in senior night doubleheader split
May 4, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s softball team celebrated its senior night Tuesday against Shawnee Mission West, but it was the effort from junior varsity players Kaitlin Pauli and Taylor Pagacz that stole the show as the Cougars salvaged a doubleheader split — dropping the first, 5-2, and winning the second, 7-4.
Brownback predicts ‘a lot of strain that’s going to be continuing’ for Kansas
May 3, 2016
Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that there were a number of big items on his legislative agenda this year that lawmakers did not address, namely changing the way Supreme Court justices are chosen and enacting a new school funding formula.
Shawnee area students among Kansas Governor’s Scholars
May 3, 2016
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recognized the top 1 percent of high school seniors during the 33rd annual Governor’s Scholars Award program on May 1 in Topeka.
Steady dose of singles help St. James down Bonner Springs
May 3, 2016
Monday’s 12-0 win against Bonner Springs in five innings was exactly what the St. James softball team needed.
Kansas anti-abortion activist goes to trial over letter to doctor
May 3, 2016
A Kansas anti-abortion activist faces trial in federal court this week over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car.
Marble Day in Bonner Springs back for 10th year
May 3, 2016
It’s about to be that time of year again, when those pink balls go tumbling down Oak Street in downtown Bonner Springs and marbles take center stage in a large-scale tournament in the city’s Centennial Park.
Downtown Shawnee celebrates spring with open house
May 3, 2016
Celebrate spring next weekend with a trip to downtown Shawnee. The city is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

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