Archive for Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Justice Center nearly ready for department to occupy
July 22, 2008
All that is left for the new Shawnee Justice Center are the finishing touches.
De Soto schools seek 2.5-mill property tax increase
July 22, 2008
De Soto USD 232’s proposed budget for the 2008-09 school year includes a 2.5 mill increase.
Farmers market enjoys upswing
July 22, 2008
David Mahoney scrambled around his tent to refill the tomato baskets as his other family members sold them. It was nearly 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Farmers Market in front of City Hall, six hours left to go until the market shut down, but Mahoney’s produce was starting to run low.
County pushes for sales tax ‘yes’ vote
July 22, 2008
The Johnson County government says it is absolutely necessary to fund improvements to the county’s public safety system and services. How it will be funded will be decided at the ballot box.
Letter: Council member seeks input
July 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
To the editor: I would appreciate the opinion of Shawnee residents.
Letter: Real safety costs money
July 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
To the editor: As we residents in Shawnee have recently come to learn through a double digit property tax increase following the authorization of a permanent sales tax increase - it takes money to run our local government.
Beal: White knuckles aside, flying still saves time
July 22, 2008
I have to admit that I’m something of a white-knuckle flier.
Woodlands to close Aug. 24
July 22, 2008
The Woodlands Race Park in Kansas City, Kan., will be closing Aug. 24.
Shawnee students named Dole Scholars
July 22, 2008
Four students from Shawnee are among the 128 newly designated Sen. Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholars for the 2008-09 academic year.
Shawnee police join in metro ‘Coplink’ effort
July 22, 2008
The Shawnee Police Department is one of 13 Kansas City-area law enforcement agencies embarking on an unprecedented effort to share information through a new system that is being called an “investigator on steroids.”
Hornets finish 2nd at Mac-N-Seitz Invitational
July 22, 2008
The wolfman had his silver bullet. The Johnson County Hornets have the KC Bullets.
Shawnee Sharks second in league
July 22, 2008
The Shawnee Sharks swim team turned in its best finish in eight years when it placed second at the Johnson County Municipal Swim and Dive League’s All-City Championships last week in Lenexa.
Standard of excellence: Malec, O’Hara among Jags’ all-time greats
July 22, 2008
Seniors Miles Malec and Kelsey O’Hara have played major roles in the school’s athletic success during the past four years, and their contributions to the Jaguar sports programs led the Dispatch to select them as the Mill Valley male and female athletes of the year, given annually to the top senior athletes at the school.
Chiefs announce ticket sale dates
July 22, 2008
The Kansas City Chiefs will host a special training camp kickoff event at Arrowhead Stadium at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 24, to open single-game ticket sales to the general public.
Victory Soccer Camp at Freedom Fields
July 22, 2008
Mill Creek Community Church will play host to Victory Soccer Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-8 at Freedom Fields, 83rd and Monticello. The camp is open to youths ages 5-12.
New Mexican restaurant comes to Shawnee
July 22, 2008
It looks like western Shawnee soon will have another dining option.
Mill Valley sophomore-to-be shines at Midwest Regionals
July 22, 2008
Bonner Springs resident and Mill Valley High School student Taylor Reinoehl recently competed in the 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships in Rockford, Ill.
Little rest for Fest
Renaissance Festival preparations begin months before late-summer event opens
July 22, 2008
This is the activity taking place at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds two months before the festival’s front gates are opened to the public. But it is also just a fragment of the work that’s been taking place since January to prepare for the day when the 16th century “town” of Canterbury, England, comes alive.
Shawnee student on BGSU honor roll
July 22, 2008
Tyler J. Kempf, a Shawnee senior, is among 3,594 undergraduate students named to Bowling Green State University’s dean’s list for the 2008 spring semester.
Resident earns college degree
July 22, 2008
Ryan Anthony Jones of Shawnee has graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in film and video. Commencement ceremonies took place on the weekend of May 17.
Three from Shawnee on FHSU dean’s list
July 22, 2008
Three Shawnee students, Marti Jo Karlin, Jennifer Lynn Niemeyer and Heather R. Teater are among the 766 Fort Hays State University students named to the dean’s honor roll for the spring 2008 semester.
Nursing student named to honor roll
July 22, 2008
Shawnee resident Amanda Tracy Ryan has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma Baptist University for the spring 2008 semester.
Enrollment open at JCCC sites
July 22, 2008
Johnson County Community College is now accepting enrollment for the fall 2008 semester.
Sunflower House to host famed cyclist
July 22, 2008
Sunflower House, a Shawnee-based child advocacy and child abuse prevention center, will welcome the first American Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond, at its Lionheart Luncheon in August.