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Have you noticed a foul odor coming from the landfill?

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Yes, but only when driving by the landfill
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Lanman leads Indians at SM North Invite; SMNW takes eighth overall
September 25, 2016
Shawnee Mission North senior Natalie Lanman did not hold anything back in her final home gymnastics meet Saturday. Lanman finished fifth on the vault and in the all-around, but it was her second-place finish in the uneven parallel bars that she will always remember about her last Shawnee Mission North Invitational in the Brick House. Shawnee Mission Northwest placed eighth overall behind the performances of sophomores Celeste Gordon and Zoe Kopp.
Volleyball roundup: SMNW second at Tongie tourney; SJA loses thriller to Aquinas at Blue Springs South
September 24, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s volleyball team finished second at the Tonganoxie Invitational Saturday after posting a record of 5-1 throughout the day. St. James made it through pool play in the Blue Springs South tournament as well. The Thunder went 3-2 — falling in the semifinals to St. Thomas Aquinas in three sets.
Cross country roundup: St. James girls win gold division of Rim Rock Classic
September 24, 2016
The St. James Academy, Mill Valley, De Soto and Maranatha Christian Academy cross country teams all competed Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence, while Shawnee Mission North ventured north to run at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota.
Mill Valley suffers first loss at hands of Blue Valley, 45-28
September 24, 2016
In a battle of top-five ranked teams, Blue Valley (No. 2 in Class 6A) defeated Mill Valley (No. 1 in Class 5A), 45-28 Friday — the Jaguars’ first loss of the season.
Storm, Pickert pace St. James football in 29-20 win over BVNW
September 24, 2016
Zac Storm had three interceptions, and Travis Pickert tallied four sacks as the St. James football team defeated Blue Valley Northwest, 29-20, in the Thunder’s homecoming game Friday at Bishop Miege.
SMNW football falls to Free State despite big game from Goodpaster
September 24, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest wide receiver Hayden Goodpaster had a banner day on his birthday — hauling in 12 receptions for 176 yards — but it was not enough in the Cougars’ 41-7 loss to Free State High Friday at SM North District Stadium.
Soccer roundup: Mill Valley edges BV West in final minute
September 23, 2016
Soccer roundup: Caleb Brown scored in the 80th minute to send Mill Valley past Blue Valley West, 1-0, Thursday. Seth Bowman scored twice in Shawnee Mission Northwest’s 5-0 win over Leavenworth. St. James earned a 1-1 tie against Gardner-Edgerton — the Thunder’s second straight draw. Shawnee Mission North fell to Free State, 4-1, after the Firebirds got a hat trick from Heitor Nazareth.
Volleyball roundup: SMNW splits at Olathe East tri; SMN drops two at SM West tri
September 23, 2016
Volleyball roundup: Shawnee Mission Northwest’s volleyball team defeated Lawrence High and fell to Olathe East Thursday in the Olathe East triangular. Shawnee Mission North fell to Olathe Northwest and Shawnee Mission West in the SM West triangular.
SM North football ousted by Olathe Northwest on last-second field goal
September 23, 2016
Olathe Northwest kicker David Boschma booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to push the Ravens past Shawnee Mission North, 25-22, Thursday at SM North. Boschma’s game-winner came shortly after SM North quarterback Will Schneider had guided the Indians on a 97-yard touchdown drive to tie the game with 23 seconds left, but that was enough time for the Ravens to get their first win of the season. North fell to 2-2.
Car show held to benefit Special Olympics programs
September 23, 2016
Cars in the Park is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Theatre in the Park.
Shawnee woman killed on Kansas turnpike after SUV stopped twice
September 22, 2016
A woman who was given fuel after she was stranded on a Kansas highway died two hours later when her sport utility vehicle stopped again.
De Soto tennis standout eager to return to action
September 22, 2016
De Soto freshman Issa Sullivan — who is ranked second in class of 2020 in the state of Kansas on — is excited to return to action for the Wildcats after battling injuries.
Editor’s Note: Distribution changes for the Shawnee Dispatch
September 22, 2016
The Shawnee Dispatch has announced changes in how it delivers the newspaper throughout Shawnee.
Oliver paces SMNW tennis at Free State quad
September 22, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s No. 1 singles player Lilly Oliver and the Cougars’ No. 1 doubles pairing of Michaela Crowe and Tamerra Horton both went 3-0 Wednesday at the Free State quad.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Shawnee
September 22, 2016
The Shawnee German-American Club is holding its annual Oktoberfest soon.
Volleyball roundup: SMNW defeats Sion; SJA splits with G-E, BV; MV, SMN swept
September 21, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest highlighted Tuesday’s area volleyball action by defeating Notre Dame de Sion in four sets.
Soccer roundup: Schaefer sparks St. James in 2-2 tie with BVSW; SMNW, SMN fall
September 21, 2016
Soccer roundup: Luke Schaefer scored twice in St. James Academy’s 2-2 tie with Blue Valley Southwest Tuesday, while Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North were shut out in its respective matches against SM East and Olathe Northwest.
Come see what’s grillin’ in Shawnee
September 21, 2016
The 22nd annual Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship is being held at Shawnee Town on September 23 & 24.
Shawnee Shockers, St. James Thunder win 3&2 sportsmanship awards
September 21, 2016
The Shawnee Shockers (fifth/sixth grade) and the St. James Thunder (High School: American League) youth baseball teams were presented with the 3&2 sportsmanship award for their respective age-group divisions during the league’s banquet Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza hotel.
Johnson County Museum presents new concert series
September 21, 2016
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late September.