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Council member makes futile bid for early vote on smoking ban
April 24, 2007
As the city of Shawnee moves forward with a task force to study a possible smoking ordinance, one Shawnee City Council member tried to force the issue Monday.
Volunteers have learned from inside out
April 24, 2007
As the first wave of runners left Mill Valley High School’s parking lot Saturday in the Run for Mercy, volunteer Destiny Watson found herself fighting back tears.
Northwest gets hot, finishes week with 4 wins
April 24, 2007
Go east, young man. Then west.
Calendar
April 24, 2007
Opinion: Hats off to volunteers
April 24, 2007
If you look at it that way, this message is a week late. Last week was National Volunteer Week, but it’s never too late to thank our community’s volunteers for the many services they provide.
Opinion: Wear the poppy during May
April 24, 2007
It’s all about sacrifice. Members of veterans organizations, such as the American Legion Auxiliary, will be wearing memorial poppies during the month of May to honor the sacrifices so many have made to preserve our freedom.
State measures tree — now it’s just waiting
April 24, 2007
It’s all but official — the biggest known silver maple tree in the state of Kansas may be in Shawnee.
Lost’ Marines found a new family
April 24, 2007
For the last 20 years, Shawnee resident George Higgins has created a second family.
West pool site chosen by Council
Governing body approves spending $1.5M on property
April 24, 2007
With the approach of summer, it appears the Shawnee City Council members have swimming on their minds.
Lady Jaguars split again
April 24, 2007
Moms finished their conversations, the sun went down and the stands cleared by the time Mill Valley coach Michelle Mages finished her post-game ranting.
Jaguars leave KU with mixed emotions
April 24, 2007
It was 80 degrees Saturday at the Kansas Relays, and Justin Woods wore tights under his track shorts.
Cougars crack 300
Rare team score leads SMNW to Olathe East title
April 24, 2007
It wasn’t just a win. It was a landmark win.
Opinion: Something for everyone
April 24, 2007
When I was a child, there were only three sports that people seemed to care about — baseball, basketball and football.
Turner snaps Jags’ 8-game winning streak
Errors costly vs. Golden Bears, as Mill Valley falls to 8-4
April 24, 2007
It would have been a nice story. The Jaguars start the season with three straight losses and then don’t lose another game.
Parochial School Calendar
April 24, 2007
Obituary: Leroy J. Schnittker
April 24, 2007
Obituary: Jacqueline Buntemeyer
April 24, 2007
Obituary: Chester E. Bowman
April 24, 2007
Couple brings frozen custard west
April 24, 2007
With warmer weather likely here to stay, it’s only natural that residents’ thoughts will soon turn to ice cream — or more specifically, custard.
Out & About
April 24, 2007
Songfest/state convention starts Friday
April 24, 2007
Last Friday’s monthly gathering of the De Soto Chapter of the Kansas Old-Time Pickers, Fiddlers and Singers was an appetizer for this weekend’s full meal, said Terry Runyan, an emcee with the local chapter.
Obituary: Louise A. Kramm
April 24, 2007
De Soto Schools Calendar
April 24, 2007
Shawnee Mission School Calendar
April 24, 2007
Johnson County couple hopes to fill rescue niche
April 24, 2007
For years, Cathy and Matthew Cain had a local reputation as the couple to call when emergency responders needed help with particular water emergencies.
Guest Commentary: A time for choosing: Legislature is on track
April 24, 2007
So far, fiscal policy actions from the Kansas Legislature’s 2007 session are promising. First and foremost, the House and Senate compromise to phase out the business franchise tax over five years is a good step towards improving the competitiveness of Kansas’ business tax climate. The antiquated franchise tax is a relic of 20th century tax systems. If Gov. Sebelius signs the franchise tax elimination, Kansas will join a majority of states that do not levy this onerous weight on their economies.
New deal
Bridge aficionados teach youngsters complex game
April 24, 2007
In the world of school activities, everyone is familiar with football and basketball, debate and drama.
Digging up the past
Students document cemeteries to preserve history
April 24, 2007
If you ask students in Nieman Elementary’s CSI program about the television show the class got its name from, they don’t know much about it.
Meth lab bust in De Soto
April 24, 2007
A De Soto man was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts stemming from the planned manufacture of methamphetamine.
Long layoff serves Cougars well
April 24, 2007
Thirteen days off appears to have been just what the doctor ordered.