Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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Roundabout receives preliminary approval for 2008
August 21, 2007
Members of the Shawnee City Council Tuesday gave preliminary approval to move construction of a roundabout at Johnson Drive and Roberts Street to next year, rather than 2011.
Birth: Penelope Rose Rugan
August 21, 2007
Penelope Rose Rugan
Tour de Shawnee kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday
August 21, 2007
Hundreds of cyclists will make their way through Shawnee Sunday during the 18th Annual Tour de Shawnee, organized by the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department.
Downtown car show is returning Sept. 9
August 21, 2007
Downtown Shawnee is preparing once again to transform into a car-lover’s dream.
Rotary Bike Rodeo Saturday at MVHS
August 21, 2007
The Shawnee Rotary Club is presenting the third annual Shawnee Rotary Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at Mill Valley High School.
Police Calls
August 21, 2007
Tuesday, August 14
ACT scores surpass state, U.S. average
August 21, 2007
ACT scores from the class of 2007 are in and the Shawnee Mission and De Soto school districts both had composite scores above the state and national averages.
Shawnee agencies get lion’s share of grants from Heritage Trust Fund
August 21, 2007
Local organizations have received some help to keep Johnson County’s history alive.
Bond will fund early childhood centers
August 21, 2007
Ballots for the De Soto School District bond referendum will be mailed to voters next week, and the second-largest item included in Question I is an early childhood center.
Smoking committee gets earful
Task force listens; then begins preparations for its report to City Council
August 21, 2007
The Shawnee Smoking Task Force will have a lot to consider before making its recommendation concerning a possible smoking ban in Shawnee.
CityRide hopes for more riders
August 21, 2007
For Mary Cross, Gwen Feretti, Bertha Lane and Margaret Sample, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are almost better than the weekend.
De Soto district enrollment numbers up by 90
August 21, 2007
Preliminary enrollment numbers for the De Soto School District were a surprise to district officials. About 90 more students than expected enrolled in the district as of a preliminary count on Aug. 6.
Parochial Schools Calendar
August 21, 2007
Thursday/23
Shawnee Mission Schools Calendar
August 21, 2007
Wednesday/22
De Soto Schools Calendar
August 21, 2007
Thursday/23
New North principal hopes to shed school’s image
August 21, 2007
As the new principal at Shawnee Mission North High School, Richard Kramer hopes to change the school’s image.
Crowded buses may lead to route changes, new bus
August 21, 2007
The bus ride to school might be a little more cramped for some students in the De Soto School District.
Riveting reads
7-year-old reads 400 books, wins library contest
August 21, 2007
If you ask 7-year-old Andrew Moritz what he did on his summer vacation, he would say that he read a lot of books - about 400 of them actually.
Access restricted at 75th and K-7
August 21, 2007
Motorists in western Shawnee are about to see a big change in their access on Kansas Highway 7 at 75th Street.
Guest Commentary: Multiculturalism’s war on education
August 21, 2007
Multiculturalism’s war on education
Letter: Tribute to Pat
August 21, 2007
Tribute to Pat
Letter: ‘Yes’ for safety
August 21, 2007
Yes’ for safety
Letter: Special people
August 21, 2007
Special people
Out & About
August 21, 2007
Nightlife
Day spa brings stress relief, ‘the beautiful life’ to Shawnee
August 21, 2007
A new spa plans to offer its clients a little bit of Tuscany right here in Shawnee.
Exhibit depicts life on 19th century farm
August 21, 2007
The Johnson County Museum is the location for the national debut of the exhibit “Growing Seasons, An American Farm Family at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century.”
Calendar
August 21, 2007
Friday/24
Ex-Mizzou cager finds his niche at QB
August 21, 2007
Kansas Kaos starting quarterback Jason Sutherland had not played football for 14 years before joining the team in June. His athletic teeth were cut not on the gridiron, but in the ultra-competitive arena of Big 12 basketball.
Mill Valley standout moves to Big 12
August 21, 2007
A world away yet just right down the highway.
Hawk broadcaster appears in Shawnee
August 21, 2007
Longtime Kansas Jayhawks’ broadcaster Max Falkenstien enjoyed signing his new book for fans Saturday afternoon at the Naomi’s Hallmark Crown Store in Shawnee.
Teams fight the heat
Northwest sides spin up as practices get under way
August 21, 2007
Some modified their workouts by either distance or time, while others had the relative luxury of practicing indoors during last week’s oppressive heat.
Maranatha teams swelter and succeed as practices begin
August 21, 2007
Though smaller in varsity numbers than their 5A and 6A neighbors, the Maranatha Academy fall sports teams have to practice in exactly the same conditions as their larger counterparts
Mill Valley fall sports get under way
August 21, 2007
The numbers have been there and the tryouts have been completed. Now all that remains is game-planning and execution.