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School funds case before high court
September 1, 2004
The Kansas Supreme Court may be months away from deciding the fate of the state’s school finance formula, but when it does, area school districts hope they’ll still be able to use local taxes as long as their populations support them.
SM North enters season loaded with experience
September 1, 2004
The Shawnee Mission North football team kicked off practice last week, and the season outlook for the team is bright.
NW volleyball plans to improve on last year’s 12-18 record
September 1, 2004
Ask Shawnee Mission Northwest High School head volleyball coach Bonnie Welty how she thinks this year’s team will compare to last year’s, and she won’t hesitate to explain exactly why she thinks this year’s girls will exceed what last year’s team accomplished.
Cougar talent is largely untested
September 1, 2004
With the opening game of the season just two days away, and the practice time that remains to perfect passing routes, audibles and blocking schemes ticking away faster than a game clock in an overtime nail-biter, Shawnee Mission Northwest head football coach Scott Diebold isn’t afraid of stating the obvious.
Jags looking to get back to the top
September 1, 2004
Hard-nosed, physical and intense are characteristics of any quality football team, and this year’s Mill Valley Jaguars squad has vowed to get ‘tough.”
Bike rodeo: riding straight and narrow
September 1, 2004
Ride slowly inside the lines.
New church reaches out with offer to ‘buy down’ price of gas
September 1, 2004
The price of gas will take about a 20 percent drop for some drivers on Shawnee Mission Parkway, thanks to the efforts of a new local church.
7:10 a.m. fire hits area tavern
September 1, 2004
A popular local bar and grill sustained damages in a fire Tuesday morning, Shawnee Fire Chief Jeff Hudson said. At about 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, a fire was reported at Johnny’s Tavern, 13410 W. 62nd Terr. in the Mill Creek Shopping Center.
Ex-pastor is accused of abuse
September 1, 2004
A former assisting pastor at St. Joseph’s Church in Shawnee was recently placed on administrative leave after his religious order received a complaint of past abuse.
Engagement: Teater-Massing
September 1, 2004
Anniversary: Vivian and Durward Belt
September 1, 2004
Obit: Nana Lea Weeks
September 1, 2004
Private parks once popular visiting spots
September 1, 2004
Private corporations or real estate developers built many parks during the 19th century. The Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad built an amusement park in 1880 to attract city dwellers to the country near Merriam. Other privately developed parks were built in Olathe during the 1880s, but Zimmerman Park near Stilwell was unique.
Opinion: The summer that almost wasn’t
September 1, 2004
Multi-Service Center moves to Lenexa
September 1, 2004
The new Johnson County Multi-Service Center North-Central Branch was scheduled to open for business in Lenexa on Monday, Aug. 30.
Library plans business programs
September 1, 2004
Eighteen programs planned by the Johnson County Library this fall will address a variety of business topics.
County approves history projects
September 1, 2004
Funds for 12 historical projects through the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund were authorized last week by the Board of Johnson County Commissioners.
Project solved water problem
September 1, 2004
The situation in neighborhoods near Clear Creek may have looked waterlogged two months ago, but today city officials say that a nearly completed drainage channel has corrected the problem. Though residents had complained that improper grading in their neighborhood was causing water damage to their property, a wider and deeper drainage channel now winds through the neighborhoods to the creek. It isn’t 100 percent complete, but nothing could prove that the problems have been corrected more than Friday night’s storms.
City reports few problems with flooding
September 1, 2004
It rained and it poured, but for the most part the city of Shawnee escaped Friday’s storms in one piece.
Tour de Shawnee sets a record
September 1, 2004
Planning this year’s annual Tour de Shawnee had special meaning for Tanya Lecuru.
Dilapidated house, barn make way for school
September 1, 2004
The abandoned farmhouse on the future Mize Middle School site clearly was not fit for anyone to inhabit.
ACT scores rose for Shawnee’s Class of 2004
September 1, 2004
On average, members of Shawnee’s 2004 graduating class scored higher on the ACT than their peers at state and national levels.
Deluge causes declaration of emergency in Bonner
September 1, 2004
Emergency services crews in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville worked throughout the night Aug. 27 to help minimize flood damage and provide relief to victims in Bonner Springs and throughout the Kansas Highway 32 corridor.
Obit: Opal Violet Pruett
September 1, 2004
Overnight anglers make the most of park offer
September 1, 2004
The waters of Shawnee Mission Park Lake lapped at the shore under an almost-full moon Saturday night, but the moon wasn’t the only light in Shawnee Mission Park.