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Kansas African American museum on hold
April 16, 2014
Supporters of an effort to build a new Kansas African American Museum in downtown Wichita are vowing to keep working, even after the proposal was postponed and land designated as the museum’s location was returned to the city.
Kansas professors endorse new social media policy
April 16, 2014
More than 80 distinguished professors have endorsed a new proposed social media policy for Kansas universities.
Tonganoxie dismisses case against green stripe ‘leprechaun’
April 16, 2014
The case of the green stripe appears to be closed.
Kansas Jewish center where two were killed reopens
April 16, 2014
A Jewish Community Center in Kansas where two people were shot to death on Sunday has reopened.
Shawnee Dispatch Pet of the Week: Milli
April 16, 2014
The Great Plains SPCA is offering Milli, an Australian cattle dog mix who is friendly and full of energy. She would prefer a home with no children under 12 and must meet the entire family and other dogs prior to being adopted. She loves to go on walks and play in the yard.
E-cigarette retailer Aqueous Vapor opens in Shawnee
April 16, 2014
For Shawnee smokers looking to quit, James Yeager says he’s here to help.
Kansas man pleads guilty to child porn
April 15, 2014
A northeast Kansas man has entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of accessing child pornography with intent to view.
Shawnee’s Midwest Sikh Gurudwara sets annual parade
April 15, 2014
The Kansas City Sikh American community annual Nagar Kirtan/Vaisakhi parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday on the grounds around Midwest Sikh Gurudwara, 6834 Pflumm Road.
Shawnee Mission Health, Midwest Transplant Network to host annual Wall of Heroes Dedication
April 15, 2014
Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Midwest Transplant Network will host the fourth annual Wall of Heroes celebration, a display that commemorates those who have unselfishly given others a new chance in life.
Relay for Life of Shawnee to host April 26 fundraiser
April 15, 2014
Members of Relay for Life of Shawnee will host a fundraiser on April 26 to benefit the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life campaign.
Kansas: Bob Dole to tour cities next week
April 15, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he’s looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week.
Kansas University student has tuberculosis, officials confirm
April 15, 2014
Kansas University officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery.
Chipotle money at heart of KU student elections squabble
April 15, 2014
Although the Kansas University student body elections wrapped up Thursday, the results are currently under lock and key until a dispute over the election is resolved.
Face to Face: Shawnee City Councilman Jim Neighbor
April 15, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Jim Neighbor.
Downtown Shawnee businesses try to remain positive during bridge’s closure
April 15, 2014
It wasn’t long ago that if some saw Tamara Hudson doing cartwheels down Johnson Drive, it was because the owner of Encore Boutique simply lost a bet.
Kansas math, reading test results might not go public
April 14, 2014
Kansas education officials are considering not releasing the results of annual state math and reading tests after computer problems and cyberattacks have plagued the administration of this year’s exams.
Kansas: 1 dead, 1 injured in overnight I-70 shooting
April 14, 2014
One person is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting on Interstate 70 near Kansas City.
Jaguars see new addition to starting rotation
April 14, 2014
In his first varsity start ever, Zach Hanna might have worked his way into Mill Valley High’s starting rotation after striking out seven batters in six-shutout innings of work in a 9-0, game two victory against Basehor-Linwood High on Thursday afternoon.
Kansas City Jewish center shooting suspect active with Ku Klux Klan
April 14, 2014
There was no answer at the last known address for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three people at a Kansas Jewish community center and retirement complex.
Shawnee sets dates for large item pickup
April 14, 2014
Tidy Town, Shawnee’s large item pickup, is set for April 26 for residents who live east of Pflumm Road and May 3 for residents living west of Pflumm Road.