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Obit: Stella Manning
February 11, 2004
Obit: George Belts Sr.
February 11, 2004
Study focuses on Mill Creek flood potential
February 11, 2004
Consultants this week are scheduled to present maps, field data and analysis to Shawnee engineers that potentially could save property owners millions in stormwater disaster costs.
Feb. 10 late basketball games
February 11, 2004
KDOT officials to begin planning K-7 improvements
February 11, 2004
Engineers and transportation officials will begin planning the future of the Kansas Highway 7 corridor possibly as soon as April, said Mick Halter, a Kansas Department of Transportation engineer.
Success beyond varsity mats
February 11, 2004
A “rebuilding year” is one of sports’ most over-used cliches.
Smith signs with Hutch
February 11, 2004
Mill Valley senior Brandon Smith signed a letter of intent last week to play football at Hutchinson Community College.
Pact saves De Soto medical clinic
February 11, 2004
Medical services will return to De Soto with a Wednesday morning signing of an agreement between Mid America Physicians Group of Shawnee and Hospital Corporation of America Inc.
Obit: James A. Fisher
February 11, 2004
Obit: Irene L. Caffee
February 11, 2004
Opinion: Point A-to-B thinking is not enough
February 11, 2004
Transportation planners must consider the total needs of the community in their deliberations about the future of Kansas Highway 7.
West Shawnee neighborhood once contained an airport
February 11, 2004
While driving down Hilltop Road, most Shawnee residents probably don’t realize that where there are now driveways there used to be a runway.
St. Pat’s fete March 12-14
February 11, 2004
The Shawnee Irish American Club is finishing preparations for the 22nd Annual Shawnee St Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade, March 12-14.
Resident plans to kick up her heels at 100
February 11, 2004
Olive LaCombe isn’t looking for a flashy party to mark her 100th birthday this week. But if she follows through with a promise to staff at Shawnee Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a small crowd might be watching during Saturday’s celebration.
Mountain Music ‘comes from the roots’
February 11, 2004
Betty and Jim Curley believe that music grows from the roots. A quick glance at their store might explain why.
Rotarians to honor 3 students
February 11, 2004
The Rotary Club of Shawnee is looking for three community-minded high school seniors as potential college scholarship recipients.
Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics
February 11, 2004
Despite the advice of a good many physicians and the frowns of probably even more mothers, at least 200 people this month are expected to plunge into a frigid area lake for charity.
Obit: Sue Ellen Wade
February 11, 2004
SMNW duo signs baseball letters
February 11, 2004
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Athletic Department hosted the signing last Tuesday of Cougar pitcher Drew Leeper and infielder Andy Anderson. The duo will join the Neosho County Panthers for the 2005 season after leading SMNW through this spring’s schedule.
Wrestling a way of life for MV sophomore
February 11, 2004
If you have been out to a Mill Valley wrestling meet, chances are you have run into the Broadbent family.
6 Cougars sign letters of intent
February 11, 2004
Last week, a group of Shawnee Mission Northwest football players who have played together since elementary school, stayed together in a different way.
Jags’ manager a joy on the bench
February 11, 2004
The Mill Valley boys have enjoyed arguably their best season in school history with a 10-2 mark. Most people would give credit to the players and coaches for the success. Not at Mill Valley.
Bench play paces Lady Cougars
February 11, 2004
The five starters on the Lady Cougars basketball squad might not have needed a lot of help from their bench to top the Lady Lancers last Friday. But they got it anyway.
$184 million proposal at a glance:
February 11, 2004
The following Shawnee-area projects are included in the Shawnee Mission School Board’s $184 million bond issue proposal, upon which district patrons will vote on April 6:
Monticello Trails team ties for 1st in Quiz Bowl
February 11, 2004
A team of fifth- and sixth-graders at Monticello Trails Middle School finished in a first-place tie in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl last month through a series of computerized tests.
Council updates code book to make 4-year terms official
February 11, 2004
City Council members Monday passed an ordinance to amend the city code to extend terms of office for the governing body from two to four years and heard a presentation regarding the Shawnee Mission school bond issue that will go before voters in April’s general election.
Stylists sought ‘perfect location’
February 11, 2004
Hairstylists Jayme Vossler and Julianna Carroll knew they needed to find the perfect building in the perfect location if their new business was going to be a hit.
6 days left to register for primary
February 11, 2004
Residents in Shawnee’s Ward I have six days left to register for the city’s only primary election, which will be conducted March 2 at two voting locations in the city.
Capital improvement projects outlined for ‘04
February 11, 2004
Enhancements to two of Shawnee’s busiest districts top the city’s list of capital improvements this year.
Feb. 21 awards dinner will honor 2 couples
February 11, 2004
The St. Joseph Catholic School’s new building opened its doors in Shawnee to welcome students for the first time last fall, thanks to a parishwide effort that provided support for the fund-raising and construction projects, Principal Stuart Bitner said.
3-dog night too much for Council
February 11, 2004
City Council members Monday night took action not to renew a Shawnee couple’s pet permit because at least one of their three dogs had become a public nuisance. Charles and Judy Genola, 13923 W. 48th Terrace, had submitted a pet permit renewal and paid a $15 fee to keep three dogs — a Labrador, a Vizsla mix and a chow mix — at their residence.
Rock on! Dads, daughters swing at Shawnee party
February 11, 2004
The gym at the Shawnee Civic Centre was barely recognizable Feb. 6 during the fourth-annual Cinderella’s Ball.
School board wins support for bond issue
February 11, 2004
The Shawnee Mission School District won support for its latest bond issue during the Feb. 9 Board of Education Meeting.
Musicologist entertains preschoolers with drums
February 11, 2004
The Shawnee Library on Feb. 7 was packed with a young audience that was eager to learn about ethnic drums and percussion instruments,
Forward playing in pain
One junior battles knee injury, another sidelined
February 11, 2004
In the days that so many professional athletes go on the injured reserve for minor injuries such as a hang nail, Megan Niemann proves how tough she is.
Swimmers snag state spots
February 11, 2004
In swimming, timing is everything, and Dustin Brull and Krish Singhal proved it as they led the SMNW boys swimming team to a ninth-place finish at the Sunflower League Championship meet last Saturday. The Cougar twosome qualified for the state championship meet in separate events in their final opportunity of the season.
Second-half funk leads to SMNW loss
February 11, 2004
The story of Friday night’s match-up between the Cougar boys and the SME Lancers has already been told. It was the best of halves. It was the worst of halves.