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Area basketball players earn all-state honors, invited to All-Star games
March 28, 2017
St. James Academy senior Zach Thornhill, Shawnee Mission North senior Danny Bradley and De Soto junior Mariah Grizzle were selected as all-state honorable mentions by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association on Monday. Thornhill was also invited to play in the KBCA All-Star game on June 24 in Salina and the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game on Friday at SM South. St. James senior Will Mckee and De Soto senior Julia Johnson were also selected to play in the GKCBCA All-Star game.
St. James golf fifth, Mill Valley eighth at BVNW Invitational
March 28, 2017
The St. James Academy and Mill Valley golf teams placed fifth and eighth, respectively, at the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational on Monday at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. Will Wilk tied for ninth with a round of 77 to lead St. James, and Tanner Moore paced the Jaguars with a round of 81 to tie for 20th.
KC SuperStar auditions coming up this week
March 27, 2017
Auditions for KC SuperStar are on Wednesday and Sunday.
Johnson County Library hosts YA author Jason Reynolds
March 27, 2017
Young adult author Jason Reynolds will be visiting the Central Resource Library on March 30.
Emergency repair work causes road closure near Shawnee Mission Medical Center
March 27, 2017
An emergency drainage slope issue is forcing a road closure near Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Cougars second, Indians fourth at SMSD swim and dive meet
March 26, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North finished second and fourth, respectively, at the SMSD swim and dive meet on Saturday at SM Northwest. Hailey Brull led the Cougars with a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. Joely Merriman paced the Indians with wins in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.
Cougars claw past BV North for 2-1 victory
March 25, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior goalkeeper Courtney Jones told her teammates after Friday’s 2-1 comeback win over Blue Valley North at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex that she has never been more proud of them. Jones, a four-year varsity goalie, saw the Cougars grow up before her own eyes, as they made some key second-half adjustments to earn their first victory of the season. Junior Megan Nugent and sophomore Emily Arrocha scored for the Cougars, and the SM Northwest back line helped Jones fend off the Mustangs for the victory.
Ripp brothers help Thunder roll to victory over BV North
March 25, 2017
St. James senior Derek Ripp tossed four no-hit innings, and his younger brother, Blake Ripp, struck out five in 2 1/3 innings, to lead the Thunder to a 5-2 victory over Blue Valley North on Friday.
Sharon Lane Health Services presented with PEAK 2.0 Award
March 25, 2017
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary recently presented a Shawnee adult care facility with an achievement award.
Dog park parking lot closes for replacement
March 25, 2017
The western parking lot at the Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area will be closed to the public.
St. Joseph Catholic Church to host blood drive Monday
March 25, 2017
St. Joseph Catholic Church, in conjunction with Community Blood Center, will host a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Monday.
Baseball roundup: Maranatha sweeps Washington; SJA, SMN drop season openers
March 24, 2017
The Maranatha Christian Academy baseball team moved back to the .500 mark after earning a doubleheader sweep of Washington on Thursday. The Eagles (2-2) won Game 1, 12-6, before rallying for a 9-8 comeback victory in Game 2. St. James Academy dropped its season opener to SM East, and SM North lost its first game of the season against Gardner-Edgerton.
SMNW tennis falls to BV North in season opener
March 24, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Henry Tomasic won a tiebreaker in singles play, and juniors Cameron Akagi and Pierce Mitts were victorious in doubles, but the Cougars lost their season-opening match against Blue Valley North on Thursday.
Two alarm fire destroys western Shawnee home
07:39 a.m., March 24, 2017 Updated 12:35 a.m.
Shawnee Fire Investigators say careless smoking sparked a house fire near 50th Street and Millridge Street.
Four Shawnee-area swim teams begin season at Lady Indians 50’s Sprint Invitational
March 23, 2017
The Mill Valley, De Soto, Shawnee Mission North and SM Northwest girls swim teams all kicked off their respective seasons with the Lady Indians 50’s Sprint Invitational on Wednesday at SM North. Event champions: Mill Valley’s Cadee Morris, Kayla Teasley, Jazlynn Schwegman and Allison Godfrey (200 medley relay); Godfrey (50 butterfly); SM North’s Joely Merriman (50 freestyle) and SM Northwest’s Piper Schuerman (100 backstroke).
SMNW, De Soto girls soccer play to 1-1 tie
March 22, 2017
The De Soto and Shawnee Mission Northwest girls soccer teams played for 100 minutes, but the Wildcats and Cougars played to a 1-1 tie in their respective season openers on Wednesday at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex. Mackenzie Mohl scored in the first half for the Wildcats, and Brooke Haley found the equalizer for the Cougars early in the second.
Maranatha baseball swept by Spring Hill in season opener
March 22, 2017
Maranatha Christian Academy baseball coach Nick Adams realizes that his team might takes its lumps this season with 11 freshmen on the roster, and six of them starting. While the Eagles opened the season with 10-0 and 16-4 losses to Spring Hill on Tuesday, Adams saw some encouraging adjustments from his young players between the two games of the doubleheader.
City celebrates Belgian immigrants with memorial
March 21, 2017
Immigrants brought Shawnee to life more than a century ago. And now, a group of them are being celebrated.
CASA volunteer serves as voice for children
March 21, 2017
Cathy Matlack, of Shawnee, donates her time to help abused and neglected children.
Drive-in theater celebrates new season with free movie
March 21, 2017
The Boulevard Drive-in Theatre will kick off its 68th season with a special “Celebration of Dedication” to its longtime owner, Wes Neal, plus a free movie.

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