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St. James, SMNW included in KVA preseason rankings
August 26, 2009
Two local volleyball teams received a hat tip of respect from their peers on Wednesday when the Kansas Volleyball Association announced its preseason rankings.
Shawnee Mission students outscore peers on 2009 SAT
August 26, 2009
Shawnee Mission Students outscored their peers on both the state and national levels when it came to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) during the 2008-2009 school year.
St. James edges Maranatha in tennis opener
August 26, 2009
St. James Academy is attempting to reload for another run to the girls tennis state tournament, and the Thunder received their first test of the season from Maranatha Academy.
Police calls, Aug. 26, 2009
August 26, 2009
Shawnee police reports filed from Aug. 19 to 25.
Commuter forecast for August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009
There is a chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning. The possible rain could make the roads wet so drive carefully as you’re navigating the minor construction delays on your morning commute.
Five questions: Scenic route
August 26, 2009
Cyclists will race through the city again this weekend for the 20th annual Tour de Shawnee. Tonya Lecuru, deputy director of Shawnee Parks and Recreation, discusses plans for the event.
New team, same goal for St. James
August 26, 2009
Half of the roster is gone from a team that went 45-1, won the Class 4A volleyball state championship and finished the season ranked No. 4 nationally.
Seniors shy away from Web networking
August 26, 2009
In recent years, social networking Web sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have exploded into the online arena, drawing users from a vast demographic.
Franchise fees to return April 1
August 26, 2009
Shawnee’s franchise fees on residential gas and electricity bills will be reinstated next year, though not immediately at the full 5 percent, the Shawnee City Council decided Monday.
MVHS soccer coach anticipates fun season
August 26, 2009
Mill Valley soccer coach Arlan Vomhof didn’t hesitate to make a prediction for this season: His team will be a lot of fun.
Letter: Bring road up to standard
August 26, 2009
To the editor: We were told for months, “Your road is unsafe, no sidewalks for the kids, no bike lanes for the bikers, no streetlights, too narrow, bus safety, school crossings and on and on and on.”
Letter: Call fee what it is: a tax
August 26, 2009
To the editor: The mayor and the council are on the wrong track and headed in the wrong direction as they look to reinstate the utility franchise fee.
SM North soccer squad young, optimistic
August 26, 2009
Shawnee Mission North hopes to crash the party in the race for the Sunflower League championship this season.
Thunder hopes to shake state tennis scene again
August 26, 2009
St. James Academy had a breakthrough season in girls tennis in 2008.
Still tootin’ his horn
Nonagenarian leads musical family
August 26, 2009
Music runs in the Nolte family blood; Harvey Nolte picked up his brother’s instruments when he was 12 years old, a mere 81 years ago.
Council to consider performance review for city
August 26, 2009
The city of Shawnee is looking into hiring a firm to conduct a performance review of city departments and services.
SMNW tennis has small numbers, big depth
August 26, 2009
For Shawnee Mission Northwest girls tennis coach Ken Clow, the first two weeks of practice for the 2009 season have been about quality over quantity.
Maranatha sees progress in young soccer squad
August 26, 2009
Last year at this time, Maranatha Academy boys soccer coach Keith Nelson was faced with the task of coaching a team that returned only two varsity players after losing 13 seniors to graduation.
NW’s Haney is Bowling Coach of the Year
August 26, 2009
Shawnee Mission Northwest bowling coach Britt Haney guided the Cougars to one of the most successful seasons in school history last winter, and his fellow coaches took notice.
Ghost tour to visit city’s old haunts
August 26, 2009
The wild frontier days of Shawnee, as well as the haunts that may still linger, will be featured during a new ghost tour of Shawnee.
Protesters ask park board to halt planned deer hunt
August 26, 2009
More than a dozen speakers showed up Wednesday to ask the Johnson County Park and Recreation District board of commissioners to reconsider its plans to cull the deer herd in Shawnee Mission Park.
Hummingbirds return to beautify backyard
August 26, 2009
Although I suppose it’s entirely possible that they’ve been there all summer and I just haven’t been looking at the right time, we’ve seen them at our feeders only in the last week or so.
SJA aims for return to Final Four
August 26, 2009
St. James Academy lost the bulk of its varsity squad to graduation last year, but the Thunder are entering the 2009 boys soccer season with a fearless attitude.
MVHS freshman is All-American at showcase event in Florida
August 26, 2009
At 14 years old, L.J. Hatch’s baseball career is just beginning.