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The second time around
Couple finds love again after losing spouses to cancer
December 21, 2005
They had gone to the same church for years, but didn’t really know each other.
Business Briefs
December 21, 2005
Board OK’s subdivisions
December 21, 2005
The Shawnee Planning Commission Monday made way for 119 new homes in Shawnee with the approval of preliminary plats for two subdivisions.
Obit: Wayne Edward Ridenour, Sr.
December 21, 2005
Obit: James Thomas Kelly
December 21, 2005
Obit: William Dee Jarrett, Jr.
December 21, 2005
Obit: Ethel Elenora Hayden
December 21, 2005
Obit: LaVerne Bedell
December 21, 2005
Lady Cougars fall from ranks of the unbeaten
December 21, 2005
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team suffered their first two losses of the 2005-2006 campaign, losing to Sunflower League foe Lawrence High School, 53-50 on Thursday, and then falling to a powerful Liberty High School team in the Hy-Vee Shootout in Liberty, Mo.
Mill Valley senior serious about state title
December 21, 2005
Senior wrestler Matt Westin has one goal this season: win a state title.
Cougars show improvement at Johnson County Classic
December 21, 2005
The Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestling team moved up two places from their 2004 finish in the Johnson County Classic to finish 14th in this year’s tourney.
Mill Valley musters 9th at tough tournament
December 21, 2005
Senior wrestler Matt Westin won his first tournament as a Jaguar in dominating fashion this past weekend in the 140-pound weight class at the Johnson County Classic.
Lady Jaguars drop double-OT heartbreaker
December 21, 2005
Mill Valley coach Betsy Meeks looked exhausted after her team’s 67-62 double overtime loss last Friday night against Lansing.
Jags gain early upper-hand in Kaw Valley League
December 21, 2005
Mill Valley coach Justin Bogart gave his senior gunner Jack Johnson the green light to launch threes last Friday night against Lansing.
Cougars tame Lions, stay unbeaten
December 21, 2005
High-ranked teams from the city of Lawrence may want to take notice — the Shawnee Mission Northwest gymnasium is not a forgiving place to play.
Opinion: Jags’ Johnson makes sweet music
December 21, 2005
I finally got to see Mill Valley’s boys basketball team play last week.
Mill Valley senior proud of perfect SAT score
December 21, 2005
Jenie Gao said her family doesn’t fit the Asian-American stereotype of pushy parents.
Shawanoe ‘gift tree’ nets winter warmers for charity
December 21, 2005
At Shawanoe Elementary School, students are already taking ornaments off the tree.
Ukraine-born artist fascinated by the West
December 21, 2005
Peter Smokorowski has always been interested in history, especially his own.
Artist finds her greatest pleasure in portraits
December 21, 2005
Though she often paints still lifes, landscapes and street scenes, artist Lorna Raden finds her greatest pleasure painting portraits.
Opinion: Scrooge is gone, but we’re still keeping Christmas
December 21, 2005
We’re happy to report that the Dickensian notion of keeping Christmas has not entirely gone out of fashion.
Death of girl, 18, being investigated
December 21, 2005
Lake Lotawana, Mo., police are investigating the death of a Shawnee Mission Northwest senior whose body was found in a swimming pool there Friday afternoon.
State aid distributed unevenly
December 21, 2005
Schools in the Shawnee Mission and De Soto districts aren’t receiving as much state and federal aid as many Kansas schools, according to information released last week by the Kansas Board of Education.
Gifted students help for the holidays
December 21, 2005
Shawn McWhirt wants to make sure her students get the chance to use their intelligence. “Gifted children know they’re smart, but they’re more self-oriented, so they don’t know how to impact the world with their intelligence,” she said.
Obit: Elizabeth Lea (Kiely) Bezek
December 21, 2005
Obit: Clarissa D. Bergman
December 21, 2005
Advisor selected for Hall of Fame
December 21, 2005
To whom much is given, much is expected.
Real estate broker files for Ward III Council seat
December 21, 2005
With a single candidate for each Shawnee City Council seat in April’s election, potential candidates now have a month to file and provide some opposition.
Friends, co-workers pay tribute to retiring Shawnee city manager
December 21, 2005
It seems there is certainly enough material to start a Gary Montague museum in Shawnee. In a ceremony where the former city manager received accolades from local community leaders, foreign dignitaries and congressmen at the state and national level Thursday, the retiring city manager received so many commemorative plaques, letters and certificates that Mayor Jeff Meyers joked that he could start his own museum.