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Men arrested in Overland Park for selling counterfeit World Series tickets
October 21, 2014
The Overland Park Police Department was contacted on Monday by a local ticket broker who said someone was just in their business trying to sell fake World Series tickets to an unsuspecting buyer.
Shawnee Mission Parkway construction project to begin this month
October 21, 2014
The intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Woodland Drive will begin construction within a week as the city installs a left and right turn lane and a permanent concrete median at Midland Drive.
Candidates clash over state budget, education
October 21, 2014
The race for District 18’s Kansas House of Representatives seat between Cindy Neighbor, D-Shawnee, and incumbent John Rubin, R-Shawnee, flared up Wednesday night as both candidates threw allegations of misleading the public at each other.
WU receives $1.4M gift for athletic scholarships
October 20, 2014
Washburn University has received a $1.4 million donation for athletic scholarships.
Bonner Springs teen sentenced for killing father in Shawnee
October 20, 2014
A 16-year-old Bonner Springs teenager was sentenced to five years and four months in a juvenile facility for the second-degree murder of his father last summer in Shawnee.
Kansas governor, challenger set for more debates
October 20, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his challenger, Paul Davis, will meet for back-to-back debates this week in Wichita amid a close race as the election nears.
Indians one win away from playoffs
October 20, 2014
When the final horn sounded, Shawnee Mission North High didn’t jump around. Coach Ben Bartlett wasn’t doused with Gatorade. Students didn’t rush the field.
New attempt to reduce Wichita marijuana penalties
October 20, 2014
A second attempt to reduce marijuana penalties in Wichita has begun.
Shawnee area school district gets gold medal for breakfast program
October 20, 2014
De Soto school district’s Student Nutrition Services department has for the second year in a row been designated a gold medal winner for the Kansas School Breakfast Challenge.
Drivers cautioned during deer mating season
October 20, 2014
Drivers, look out: Kansas deer are on the move and looking for mates. Mid-October through Thanksgiving is prime mating season for deer.
City, county and schools to see big benefits from Shawnee company expansion
October 20, 2014
The expansion of Westmore Industries LLC in western Shawnee will produce wide economic benefits for the city and Johnson County according to a recent cost and benefit analysis study.
Shawnee catches Royals fever
October 20, 2014
Shawnee has gone crazy for the Royals, and the economic impact is having a big effect on local businesses and the community.
Missouri officials, hunters seeing fewer deer
October 19, 2014
Missouri wildlife officials are considering more restrictions in whitetail deer hunting to reverse a continuing decline in the deer population, caused mostly by an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease and liberal hunting regulations.
Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas
October 19, 2014
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.
Kansas City Connection: Reveling in the Royals
October 19, 2014
A couple of months ago after I turned in a column speaking about the Kansas City Royals in glowing terms, my editor sounded a word of caution: “The last time you wrote about the Royals, they went into a slump,” he warned. As superstitious, Kansas City-raised children of the ’80s, we agreed to keep the praise in check lest we inadvertently spoil things for the boys in blue. But any worries about jinxes are past us now.
SMNW soccer tops SMN with four second-half goals
October 17, 2014
It was senior night for the Shawnee Mission Northwest High soccer team as it hosted rival Shawnee Mission North High, so it was only fitting that seniors scored all five goals for the Cougars in their 5-0 victory.
37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday
October 17, 2014
The Ladies Guild at St. Joseph Parish, 11311 Johnson Dr., is holding its 37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McDevitt Hall.
Shawnee Mission North violinist headed to Grand Ole Opry
October 17, 2014
On Oct. 26, Annie Sinsel will boldly go where no Shawnee Mission North student has gone before: to a chair on the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra.
Solar panel project underway at Topeka VA center
October 16, 2014
Dozens of solar panels have been installed and thousands more are planned at Topeka Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center as part of a green initiative expected to save more than $300,000 a year on electricity.
Parties see jump in Kansas voter registrations
October 16, 2014
The Democratic and Republican parties in Kansas have both gained registered voters since the August primary elections, while the number of unaffiliated voters has fallen.