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Museum unveils plans to move
August 4, 2004
A proposed plan for the Johnson County Library system would move the Johnson County Museum of History from Shawnee to Overland Park.
Obit: Helen L. Knipp
August 4, 2004
Johnson County family finds fulfillment at the county fair
August 4, 2004
Ten-year-old Kelli and 14-year-old Kyle Denton didn’t need a lot of land or a barn to prepare for their event of choice at this year’s Johnson County Fair, just a back yard, a couple of dogs and a little bit of patience.
Taff, Kobach finish in tie in GOP race
August 4, 2004
In a tight battle between three candidates for the GOP nomination for Kansas’s District 3 national congressional seat, one candidate pulled ahead from an early deficit and then a tie in Johnson County to claim victory.
Always a contender
August 4, 2004
It’s a week before the primary election and John Segale, a Shawnee resident and candidate for the district 2 Johnson County Commission seat, is laying out the blueprint for the final 10 days of his campaign. His is a simple strategy - survive. “One more vote than the person that comes in third is all I’m looking for, “Segale said of the Aug. 3 primary election. “In November if you have one more vote you win. I expect to come in second at best.”
Denning wins nomination for sheriff
August 4, 2004
Former Johnson County Undersheriff Frank Denning appeared late Tuesday to be one step closer to being back at the head of the department.
Identity theft reports ahead of last year
August 4, 2004
A radio inside Susan Wernicke’s office is tuned to a classic rock station. As the Shawnee crime analyst searches her database for statistics, Jim Morrison croons the lyrics ‘Hello, I love you’ over the speakers.
Methane recovery effort wins plaudits from EPA
August 4, 2004
While it may seem like there is a never-ending flow of garbage trucks entering the place, the Deffenbaugh landfill in Shawnee does take several measures to clean up its act. Recently, the landfill and a partner company received some recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their efforts to keep the site, and the air around it, a little bit fresher.
Golfers fight wind to hit for yardage
August 4, 2004
The rain wasn’t pouring onto the golf course last Saturday as it had been the week before, when the first ever Shawnee Country Club Long Drive Competition was originally scheduled, but according to Shawnee Country Club Assistant Golf Pro, Tony Metcalf, while the event was carried out as planned, conditions weren’t perfect for the 25 participants stroking for yardage.
MV grad leads summer squad to state title
August 4, 2004
Tyson Corley’s baseball season may have ended on a bit of a sour note with the Jags falling short of their goal, a berth in the state tournament.
Shrine Bowl’s purpose comes through loud and clear
August 4, 2004
Each year while playing youth football, Shawnee Mission Northwest grad Ryan Torain would take off his pads and helmet, toss his junior sized football back into the closet and sit down for an evening in August to watch the best high school players in the state of Kansas compete in the Shrine Bowl.
Basketball weekend brings sport’s biggest and brightest
Shawnee hoops tournaments attracts big-name coaches, big-time recruits
August 4, 2004
Everyone has seen a game of high school basketball.
Rocket science old hat to girl, 14
August 4, 2004
Not every 14-year-old girl can chat casually about isolating trans-fatty acids, tracking the international space station and developing a multi-billion dollar global budget for science and technology research.
Dealing with the unthinkable — teen suicide
August 4, 2004
Following the suicide death of a Mill Valley High School student last fall, De Soto USD 232 social worker Debbie Gudenkauf began working on a plan to improve the district’s response to the issue.
Hileman adds another award to his long list
August 4, 2004
Monticello Trails Middle School history teacher Keil Hileman has added another award to his already-substantial list.
De Soto board passes budget of $56 million
August 4, 2004
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education approved the district’s 2004-2005 budget with no commotion Monday night.
Obit: Charles P. (Pete) McMillon
August 4, 2004
Obit: Marina M. Hernandez
August 4, 2004
Obit: Roy E. Grisham
August 4, 2004
Letter: Fiscal responsibility?
August 4, 2004
Letter: Special interests
August 4, 2004
Opinion: Hats off for a job well done
August 4, 2004
Our hats are off to all who participated in the recent Kaw Valley Relay for Life. Volunteers who trudged through the night July 23-24 raised more than $51,000 for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. The event, held at the Bonner Springs High School track, featured teams from western Shawnee in addition to those from Bonner Springs and Basehor.
County hires new auditor
August 4, 2004
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners has announced its selection of William “Bill” D. Miller as the county’s new internal auditor, completing a 16-month search following the departure of Martin Kolkin in March 2003.
City staffer gets first ride on new rig
August 4, 2004
A new city vehicle has had an interesting first week on the job.
New director takes the reins
August 4, 2004
Sunflower House, a non-profit children’s advocacy organization serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties, sees approximately 400 cases of child abuse each year. While that number may seem staggering, it’s cases that go unreported that are even more bothersome for Sally Finney, a career health professional and the new executive director of the Shawnee-based organization.
Volleyball camp the first step for Lady Jags
August 4, 2004
When you advance to the state tournament and return the bulk of the experience from that team, expectations tend to run high the following year.
Obit: Mary L. Tedford
August 4, 2004