Archive for Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Low-emissions trucks added to Deffenbaugh’s fleet
August 13, 2008
Deffenbaugh Industries announced Wednesday that 63 new disposal trucks, which are significantly more environmentally-friendly, would be placed into operation immediately in the Kansas City metro area.
Shawnee police calls, Aug. 13, 2008
August 13, 2008
Police reports in Shawnee from Aug. 6 to 12.
Condemnation process for road project starts
August 13, 2008
Progress on reconstruction of Monticello Road south of Shawnee Mission Parkway continues to move forward at a plodding pace. On Monday, the city started the condemnation process to obtain rights of way for the road.
Shawnee Mission School District mill levy to rise
Board approves .024-mill increase in property tax rate for 2008-09
August 13, 2008
Homeowners in Shawnee Mission USD 512 will see a slight increase in their property taxes allocated to the school district in 2008-09.
Sunflower House gets helping hand from famed cyclist
August 13, 2008
Greg LeMond is internationally known as a three-time winner of the Tour de France.
A moving tribute
Young Shawnee racers use hobby to honor slain SM West student
August 13, 2008
Sometimes it’s hard to find the right place, time or way to say the right thing.
Taking them home
On-call responders have OK to take city vehicles home
August 13, 2008
At 3 a.m. July 5, Shawnee Fire Marshal John Mattox left his Shawnee home, headed to the scene of a house fire.
Johnson County Transit to add 11 wheelchair-accessible buses
August 13, 2008
Reacting to large ridership increases, Johnson County Transit announces the approval by the Board of County Commissioners the purchase of 11 40-foot, low floor wheelchair-accessible transit buses.
Rotary donates to Shawnee charity
August 13, 2008
Shawnee Rotary Club President David Huston recently presented a check for $4,000 to David Morris and Jeff Bahnson, co-presidents of Rebuilding Together Shawnee. The funds were one of the 2007 Rotary Club of Shawnee donation awards.
Cipollini replaces SMNW legend
August 13, 2008
She’s taking over for a legend, but Jackie Cipollini knows she’s ready for the job.
Barnstormers rally, win World Series
August 13, 2008
The 2008 Kansas City Barnstormers did their best 2004 Boston Red Sox impression and, just like the major league baseball team, won a World Series championship.
Area governments follow own vehicle practices
August 13, 2008
Here’s a quick rundown of how area governments handle their vehicles:
De Soto scores inch higher; rigor cited in improvements
August 13, 2008 in print edition on A11
De Soto USD 232 ACT scores inched back up in 2008 after a slight decrease in 2007.
Pilot program to test microsurfacing
August 13, 2008
Shawnee cut its street resurfacing program next year to save money; now the city will try out a different form of street resurfacing to prolong the life of streets.
Former Cougars/Hornets take next step
August 13, 2008
In 2005 they were the nucleus of Shawnee Mission Northwest’s varsity baseball team that placed third at the Kansas Class 6A state tournament.