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Golf, other activities bring technology, academics to Bluejacket-Flint Elementary gymnasium
February 12, 2016
When you think about students using technology in schools, physical education class might be the last place that comes to mind.
Shawnee approves contract to repair two bridges in coming months
February 11, 2016
The Shawnee City Council approved bids for two bridge maintenance projects on Monday for about $256,000.
Lady Thunder run away from Metro with big third quarter
February 11, 2016
Mary Goetz made one field goal on Wednesday night and it was the start of a 24-1 run for St. James that spanned 7 minutes, 21 seconds over the final two quarters.
Kansas Supreme Court strikes down block grant school funding law
February 11, 2016
Kansas lawmakers violated the state Constitution last year when they repealed the state’s old school finance formula and replaced it with a system of block grants for two years, the Kansas Supreme Court said Thursday.
Police chase driver into KCK following suspicious activity at Shawnee Walmart
February 11, 2016
Shawnee Police chased a vehicle into Kansas City, Kansas after the driver allegedly swerved at an officer in a Walmart parking lot around 12:30 Thursday morning.
Man arrested after crashing into utility pole
February 11, 2016
A man was arrested after crashing his SUV into a utility pole, knocking out power to 20 KCP&L customers.
SM North wins boys bowling district title
February 10, 2016
Travis Wunderlin rolled a 667 three-game series to win the Shawnee Mission District Championships, and helped the SM North boys squad to a team title Wednesday at Park Lanes.
Shawnee mayor delivers her first State of the City address
February 10, 2016
The theme of teamwork and collaboration that helped Mayor Michelle Distler get elected was also the focus of her first State of the City address on Wednesday.
Saving their best for last
February 10, 2016
With three individual events remaining in Mill Valley’s regular season, Jeremiah Kemper was up first.
Shawnee may face development challenges following Vantage apartments decision, developer says
February 10, 2016
The Shawnee City Council’s decision to deny a $35 million apartment complex on Pflumm Road could have lasting impact on Shawnee’s chances to attract multi-family developments in the future, a local developer says.
St. James duo named players of the year
February 10, 2016
If it were up to St. James volleyball coach Nancy Dorsey, seniors Audriana Fitzmorris and Jenna Gray would share every award Dorsey nominated them for.
SMN boys win, girls fall to Free State
February 10, 2016
Michael and Marcus Weathers combined for 37 points to help Shawnee Mission North’s boys basketball team knock off Free State, 67-59, Tuesday. The SM North girls dropped their sixth straight contest – falling to Free State, 48-38.
Lawrence High outlasts SMNW boys basketball, 59-54
February 10, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team pushed No. 1 ranked Lawrence High to the limit, Tuesday, but lost to the Lions, 59-54.
SMNW girls hoops holds off Lawrence High, 54-42
February 10, 2016
Danielle Rehor poured in 17 points to push the Shawnee Mission Northwest’s girls basketball team past Lawrence High, 54-42, Tuesday.
SMNW alumnus Lilja presents alma mater with Super Bowl 50 golden football
February 10, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus and former NFL offensive lineman Ryan Lilja returned to his alma mater Tuesday for the Cougars boys basketball game against Lawrence High to give the school a special gift, and share his story with the student body. Lilja – who spent 10 years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos – presented a golden football to SM Northwest at halftime of the hoops matchup as part of the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 celebration.
Shawnee residents earn honors at University of Nebraska
February 9, 2016
Eight Shawnee residents were among the University of Nebraska-Lincoln students named to the Deans’ Lists for the 2016 fall semester.
Kansas private school tuition bill passes first hurdle
February 9, 2016
A bill that would expand a new state tax-credit system that pays for scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools has passed a hurdle.
SMSD sixth grade task force seeks public input
First meetings set for Hocker, Trailridge
February 9, 2016
A task force reviewing the Shawnee Mission School District’s sixth grade configuration has scheduled public input sessions at each district middle school, with the first two sessions set later this month at the two middle schools serving Shawnee students.
Kansas abortion rights activists hold reproductive health rally
February 9, 2016
Abortion-rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
Kansas Senate plan would hinder university’s bonding move
February 9, 2016
The University of Kansas could be forced to raise private funds to help pay off $327 million in bonds for construction projects under a measure a state Senate committee added Monday to budget legislation.