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Missouri mayor resigns after anti-Semitic remarks
April 22, 2014
The mayor of the Missouri community of Marionville has resigned over anti-Semitic remarks he made in support of a white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish community sites in Kansas.
Shawnee to host prescription drug take-back day
April 22, 2014
The Shawnee Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Police Department, 5850 Renner Road.
KU hopes new medical building will be done in 3 years
April 22, 2014
University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little hopes a new health education building at the University of Kansas Medical Center can be finished in three years.
Kansas: Over teachers’ objections, Brownback signs ‘good’ school finance bill
April 22, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday signed into law a school finance bill that will provide more funds to classrooms in an effort to comply with a court order, but also includes controversial policy changes, including the repeal of tenure for teachers.
Shawnee students learn about robots, moon, more through Genius Hour
April 22, 2014
A day in the life of a zookeeper, how to build a robot, the lost colony of Roanoke Island — these are just a few of the subjects a large group of second- and third-graders at Riverview Elementary School can now intelligently answer questions about should anyone ever ask them to.
Shawnee golfer, 7, to compete in U.S. Kids Golf World Championship
April 22, 2014
Jacob Fratzel, a first-grader at Hope Lutheran School, will put his golfing skills to the test after earning a spot to compete this summer in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Southern Pines, N.C.
Shawnee’s Erfurt Park construction delayed
April 22, 2014
Plans to build a 20-acre park in western Shawnee have hit a snag.
Lady Cougars ace signs with Washburn
April 21, 2014
A season ago Lindsey Marcus wasn’t trotting out to the pitcher’s circle wearing black, orange and white. She was wearing the colors of her club team.
Kansas: Fort Riley overhauls sex assault program
April 21, 2014
Fort Riley has revamped its services for sexual assault victims in the military, streamlining the process in a bid to make it easier for victims to report assaults.
Kansas schools resume state testing after glitches
April 21, 2014
Schools in Wichita and surrounding districts are resuming state testing this week after many of the bugs in the new assessments appear to have been worked out.
Shawnee runners set personal bests at Kansas Relays
April 21, 2014
After her 3,200-meter race on Friday, Shawnee Mission North High’s Sada Kernodle walked over to coach Aaron Davidson, who handed her his stop watch.
Watoto Children’s Choir to perform Sunday in Shawnee
April 21, 2014
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Breakthrough Community Church, 11411 W. 71st Terrace.
Johnson County residents warned about possible identity theft during tax season
April 21, 2014
Johnson County residents are being warned to look out for signs of identity theft.
Brownback to sign school finance bill Monday; supports tenure repeal
April 21, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday said he will sign into law the new school finance bill, which would increase funding to schools but also repeal tenure for teachers.
Old Shawnee Days Society seeks nominees for parade grand marshal
April 21, 2014
The Old Shawnee Days Society is accepting nominations for Parade Grand Marshal of the annual Old Shawnee Days Parade, which will be June 7.
Kansas agency defends stance that preceded child’s death
April 21, 2014
A Kansas prosecutor says one of his assistants made the right call in 2011 to not to pursue custody of an 18-month-old girl who died five months later from injuries and malnourishment.
Old Shawnee Days Committee offering $1,000 scholarship
April 21, 2014
The Old Shawnee Days Committee is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Shawnee high school junior or senior.
Maranatha Academy to host annual family fun fest Saturday
April 20, 2014
The Maranatha Family Fun Fest will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Maranatha Academy, 6826 Lackman Road.
Kansas City Connection: A castle for brunch in Shawnee
April 20, 2014
Last week I wrote about several good choices for Sunday brunch, but it wasn’t until a week later that I discovered what has to be one of the most elegant and atmospheric dining halls in the area.
Kansas Supreme Court blasts bill signed into law by Brownback
April 20, 2014
In a rare public statement, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday denounced a bill signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, saying the measure would weaken the judicial system.