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Cougars right where they need to be
August 30, 2006
Shawnee Mission Northwest football coach Aaron Barnett likes the numbers he has out for his first team.
Obituary: Vickie Sue Viard Wahl
August 30, 2006
Obituary: Robert Posey Pritchett
August 30, 2006
Obituary: Lula Mae James
August 30, 2006
Opinion: The changing of the seasons
August 30, 2006
And so the worm finally does turn after all. Now, as we take a well-earned respite from the dog days of August, we prepare to celebrate Labor Day. The end of summer, at last, approaches.
List started for 2nd printing of book
August 30, 2006
The Shawnee Dispatch is keeping a waiting list for a possible second printing of its popular book, “A Pictorial History of Shawnee.”
Youth equals experience for Jags cross country
August 30, 2006
Usually youth and experience just aren’t go-togethers. But the 2006 Mill Valley cross country team has seemed to have made an exception to the rule.
Young Northwest golfers set to make their impact
August 30, 2006
The 2006 Shawnee Mission Northwest girls golf team will be one of the youngest in the Sunflower League this season, sporting just one senior and a combined nine sophomores and freshmen.
Northwest enjoying strength in numbers
More than 100 runners hit the trail for the SMNW cross country team as the boys prepare for a run at their 13th straight state title
August 30, 2006
Nobody will lose the 2006 Shawnee Mission Northwest cross country team in a crowd this season.
Young Cougars will focus on fundamentals
August 30, 2006
Several new names will make their debut for the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys soccer team in 2006 with each of the fresh faces having a chance to make an immediate impact on the Cougars program.
Deep, talented SMNW girls tennis team eyeing spectacular season
August 30, 2006
Shawnee Mission Northwest girls tennis coach Ken Clow has a unique but not unwelcomed problem.
Jags focused in early wins
August 30, 2006
Last year the Mill Valley High School soccer team lost an early season home game to Basehor-Linwood, the first time the Bobcats had ever beaten the Jaguars.
Mill Valley’s man of the hour
August 30, 2006
When you walk into the basement of the Woods’ house — which has been transformed into a state of the art mini-weight room — it’s like walking into a shrine for the four Woods boys.
The new Ray Marsh
Shawnee Mission’s newest school provides more than just space
August 30, 2006
Students at the new Ray Marsh Elementary School have plenty of pretty places to sit and read a book.
De Soto schools adopt streamlined program
August 30, 2006
Although some minor problems shut down the new Skyward Family Access program at De Soto schools last week, administrators say it promises to be an important tool now that it’s working.
Rain fails to dampen spirits at annual ride
August 30, 2006
Somewhere in the middle of Sunday’s persistent rains, a few hundred bicyclists made their way through the city of Shawnee.
Remembering life in ‘the big house’
August 30, 2006
Barbara Nicks and Mary Anne Baier are accustomed to seeing their mother’s maiden name in print.
Many hopes pinned on planned new center
August 30, 2006
The new 71st Street elementary school in Shawnee can’t come soon enough for the early childhood education programs at De Soto schools.
Rotary’s youth bike rodeo deemed a success
August 30, 2006
About 30 volunteers braved the rain Saturday morning for the second annual Shawnee Rotary Bike Safety Rodeo.
Young Taekwon-Do master off to championships in Australia
August 30, 2006
Twice a week for the last 9 1/2 years, A.J. Busby and his father have gone to the Shawnee Civic Centre for Taekwon-Do lessons.
Evidence seized in raid
August 30, 2006
Shawnee police Thursday morning discovered drugs, weapons and evidence of identity theft in a raid on a home in Shawnee.
Renaissance Festival opens for the 30th year
August 30, 2006
It’s that time of year again. Time to go back in time, at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
Experience, maturity has Jags talking title
August 30, 2006
It’s Sunday night, five days before the Mill Valley football season opener, and coach George Radell sits in his office at Mill Valley.
Guest Commentary: Pollution of the mind as harmful as of the air
August 30, 2006
Just the other day I overheard someone say, “They have poisoned the water, you know. They have laced the air we breathe with toxins and poisoned the food we eat. They have even poisoned the apples our children eat, the very milk they drink.”
Online signup now available
August 30, 2006
Shawnee residents need not worry about bad weather, business hours or a hectic schedule keeping them from signing up for Shawnee Parks and Recreation programs.
City approves mural plans one year later
August 30, 2006
The Shawnee City Council Monday approved final plans that will allow the much-delayed installation of the mural in Pioneer Crossing Park to proceed.
Council members question balance of capital expenditures, tax increase
August 30, 2006
The Shawnee City Council voted to move forward with several major city projects Monday, but the issue of cost-effectiveness continued to dog Council members.
Opinion: Tragedy has happy ending
August 30, 2006
It’s been three years since former Mill Valley football player Michael Kowal was severely injured on the practice field.
Area school districts change tests to better track students
August 30, 2006
Both Shawnee Mission and De Soto schools are using a new testing service to get a more accurate picture of student success.
Kayakers find pieces of mastodon skull on float trip
August 30, 2006
Four kayakers put in at Clinton Lake two weeks ago for a 25-mile trip down the Wakarusa River.
Full-service daycare goes to the dogs
August 30, 2006
With a park, personal playtime, a sauna, an on-call doctor and private rooms available, one new doggie daycare is more resort than kennel.