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SM Northwest boys fall to No. 2 Lawrence
March 4, 2015
The Shawnee Mission Northwest boys basketball team saw its season come to an end on Wednesday night, falling to No. 2 state-ranked Lawrence in sub-state action, 79-45.
Mill Valley girls beat Blue Valley West to advance
March 4, 2015
The Mill Valley girls basketball team pulled out a 43-33 victory over visiting Blue Valley West on Wednesday night, advancing to a Class 5A sub-state championship game on Friday.
SM North takes down Firebirds in sub-state play
March 4, 2015
Shawnee Mission North used relentless defense and timely scoring from its highly-talented twins to earn a 50-26 sub-state victory over visiting Lawrence Free State on Wednesday evening.
Brownback court appointee faces confirmation hearing
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest Court of Appeals appointee, who faces her first confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, lectured and studied at the conservative law group Alliance Defending Freedom.
Kansas hosts regional water supply meetings
March 4, 2015
Kansas is planning a series of public meetings across the state this month to set regional water supply goals and priorities.
Jaguars pleased with best-ever finish at state
March 4, 2015
Mill Valley may not have come out on top at the Kansas state wrestling championships this past weekend, but it did make some school history.
Kansas governor not backing off cuts to schools, higher ed
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month.
Wyandotte County deputy shot during robbery
March 4, 2015
Wyandotte County officials say an off-duty deputy was shot and critically wounded when he walked into a convenience store early Wednesday during an armed robbery.
Distler, Pflumm advance in Shawnee mayoral primary
March 3, 2015
Dan Pflumm and Michelle Distler will advance to April’s general election as candidates for Shawnee mayor.
Kansas court considers handling of school funding lawsuit
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a lower-court panel should still review a lawsuit over state funding for public schools.
St. James wrestlers cap another successful year
March 3, 2015
St. James Academy has established its wrestling program as a powerhouse over the last several years, and that trend continued over the weekend at the KSHSAA Class 5A state championships in Park City.
Report: Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter
March 3, 2015
Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.
Kansas to hold meetings, consider options for drone usage
March 3, 2015
Kansas is exploring how it fits in the new world of drones as residents express their desire to use the technology.
SM North NJROTC earns regional championship
March 3, 2015
Members of the Shawnee Mission North NJROTC have earned their ninth consecutive regional championship and will once again compete for the national title.
Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall
March 2, 2015
Officials say construction on Kansas City’s downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent complete and is on track to finish this fall.
Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Artist hopes Bonner’s ‘Marble Crazy’ event broadens horizons
March 2, 2015
Raven Copeland has been making art with glass for almost as long as Moon Marble Co. has been organizing its annual Marble Crazy event, a celebration of glass artists.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
SM Northwest student earns A-plus on ACT
March 2, 2015
As the saying goes, “Third time’s the charm.” For Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Nick Leyden, however, two times was all it took to earn a perfect score of 36 on his ACT college entrance exam.