Archive for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Shawnee police calls, Aug. 20, 2008
August 20, 2008
Shawnee police reports filed from Aug. 13 to 19.
Lansing edges MVHS as Kaw Valley king
After 4-year reign, Mill Valley dethroned by Lansing as league’s top sports school
August 20, 2008
After four years of supremacy, Mill Valley’s reign as the top athletics department in the Kaw Valley League is over.
Tour de Shawnee loses long route for ‘08
August 20, 2008
Participants in this year’s Tour de Shawnee on Sunday will see a little less of the city than usual.
Next level in sight for juniors
August 20, 2008
Although members of the class of 2010 just started their junior year, college is on many of their minds as they prepare to narrow their choices.
Political billboard under scrutiny
August 20, 2008
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission on Wednesday will discuss whether District 2 Johnson County Commissioner John Segale should have used campaign funds for a billboard promoting both his re-election and the countywide sales tax, approved by voters earlier this month.
Residents question Monticello moves
August 20, 2008
Some residents along Monticello Road say the city didn’t even try to answer their questions before it began condemnation proceedings for right-of-way to widen the road south of Shawnee Mission Parkway.
2007-2008 final Kaw Valley League standings
August 20, 2008
Standings for all sports for the Kaw Valley League during the 2007-08 school year.
Effort takes aim at drunken drivers
August 20, 2008
The Shawnee Police Department will have additional officers on streets and highways from now through Labor Day aggressively enforcing Kansas drunk driving and other traffic laws.
State council endorses reduced highway speed limits
August 20, 2008
Slower commutes and steeper fines could be down the road under a proposal advanced last week by the Kansas Energy Council.
Library taps Shawnee resident
August 20, 2008
David Hanson of Shawnee has been named system-wide services manager for the Johnson County Library. He will manage youth services, outreach services, web content and adult programming operations for the 13-branch library system.
Jazz finishes 2nd at World Series
August 20, 2008
The KC Jazz fastpitch softball team placed second at the USSSA 13-and-under World Series on July 19 in St. Louis.
K of C schedules annual family picnic
August 20, 2008
Shawnee Knights of Columbus Council 2332 will hold its 44th annual family summer picnic Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Knights’ park at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Midland Drive.
Presidential chauffer to speak to WAVES
August 20, 2008
WAVES National Heart of America Unit 9 will have a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the American Legion Dwight Cowles Post 470, 7500 W. 75th St., Overland Park.
K-10 repairs could cause some delays
August 20, 2008
A bridge repair project is expected to cause some delays on eastbound Kansas Highway10 in the coming days and weeks.
Pledging restraint
August 20, 2008
Recently, my opponent in the 39th House District signed a pledge with a group, Americans for Tax Reform, not to approve any tax increases while he represents the people of the 39th House District.
Morrison, Office Depot donate bags
August 20, 2008
Rep. Judy Morrison, R-Shawnee, again has partnered with The Office Depot Foundation to donate backpacks containing essential school supplies as part of the foundation’s Eighth Annual National Backpack program, in partnership with the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
Workers’ comp seminar opens
August 20, 2008
The Kansas Department of Labor’s annual Workers Compensation Seminars, a resource for reliable workers compensation information for professionals in Kansas, will be held in two locations in September.
National post for county director
August 20, 2008
The National Recreation and Park Association recently elected Michael Meadors to serve as President-Elect on the board of directors for the American Park and Recreation Society, a branch of the association.
Review of TIF requirements scheduled
August 20, 2008
Before the Shawnee City Council considers its first tax increment financing application since the city adopted a policy allowing the economic development tool, Council members will review all the requirements that go along with it.
Governor appoints task force to study transportation plans
August 20, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius last week kicked off the start of the state’s next transportation program. But funding will be a challenge.
Bar raised for KVL in ‘07-‘08
August 20, 2008
With an ever-changing lineup of schools, it’s not easy to determine the best sports year ever for the Kaw Valley League, but it definitely is fair to say that 2007-08 ranks among the best.
SMNW football team to sell Gold Cards
August 20, 2008
The Shawnee Mission Northwest football team will conduct its annual Gold Card fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Northwest at No. 13 in Metro Sports poll
August 20, 2008
Fresh off of a 9-2 campaign in 2007, the Shawnee Mission Northwest football team enters the 2008 season with a No. 13 ranking in the preseason Metro Sports High School Football Super 25 poll. Missouri-based Rockhurst claimed the top position.
Deffenbaugh unveils new trucks
August 20, 2008
Deffenbaugh Industries announced Aug. 13 that 63 new disposal trucks, which are significantly more environmentally-friendly than the company’s former trucks, would be placed into operation immediately in the Kansas City metro area.
Familiar face returns to lead Maranatha volleyball
August 20, 2008
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!”
More to getting old than just inconvenience
August 20, 2008
My stepfather had a saying about advancing age. “Growing old is no disgrace,” he would say, “but it’s sure inconvenient.”
Student’s paintings to benefit Humane Society
August 20, 2008
Kami Brant’s affection for dogs began with Grandma.
Uncivil discourse
August 20, 2008
If you’re already concerned about the level of civil discourse in American today, you shouldn’t watch a video now circulating on YouTube of two debate coaches “discussing” an issue earlier this year in Wichita.
Council to receive economic development update
August 20, 2008
The economy may be slowing down, but Shawnee is doing all it can to increase economic development for the future.