Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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Ottawa boys squeak past North
January 7, 2009
Playing its first game in three weeks but its first without leading scorer Zach Wheeler, the Shawnee Mission North boys basketball team turned in its best all-around performance of the season Tuesday night.
Mill Valley boys edge Gardner
Rainbolt leads Jags with 22 points
January 7, 2009
After going a month without playing, the Mill Valley boys returned to the court Tuesday night and picked up a statement victory as they defeated Gardner-Edgerton, 66-64, at GEHS.
Maranatha boys roll over McLouth
January 7, 2009
Enough with the big schools, the Maranatha Academy boys finally played somebody their same size.
Police calls, Jan. 7, 2009
January 7, 2009
Shawnee police calls from Dec. 31, 2008, to Jan. 6, 2009.
Northwest girls nab first victory
Cougars use fast start, heavy defensive pressure to claim 48-41 decision against BV West
January 7, 2009
There was no premature celebration from the Shawnee Mission Northwest girls Monday night.
Birth of a program
Depth makes St. James a force on wrestling mat
January 7, 2009
A year ago St. James Academy was a one-man army with then-freshman Ryne Cokeley as the Thunder’s lone true threat on a weekly basis. Things are vastly different this season.
Bonner business in running for 8 Wonders list
January 7, 2009
A Bonner Springs business is among the 8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce finalists.
Curbside recycling in focus during series of meetings
January 7, 2009
The city of Shawnee has planned three meetings to discuss curbside recycling. At the meetings, city staff will provide a brief history of curbside recycling and the process for deciding the future of curbside recycling in Shawnee. Johnson County Environmental Health staff also will discuss the County’s Solid Waste Plan, including a possible yard waste ban from the landfill.
Unjust portrayal
January 7, 2009
The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) has recently become aware of the release and circulation of a DVD, “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.”
Jaguar JV wrestlers solid at Leavenworth
January 7, 2009
The Mill Valley High School junior varsity wrestling team turned in a strong all-around performance on Dec. 19 at the Leavenworth JV Tournament.
Students included in honor society
January 7, 2009
The Kansas University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society has initiated 147 student members, including several from the Shawnee area.
Maranatha girls fall to St. Mary’s, 49-42
January 7, 2009
A winning streak wasn’t in the cards for the Maranatha Academy girls basketball team as it dropped a 49-42 decision Monday night at home against St. Mary’s of Independence.
Knights to stage pitch tournament
January 7, 2009
Shawnee Knights of Columbus Council 2332 will conduct a 10-point pitch tournament Jan. 25 in their hall, 11221 Johnson Drive.
Junior Outlaws improve to 16-3-2
January 7, 2009
The Kansas City Junior Outlaws opened 2009 with a tie and a victory on Saturday and Sunday on the road at Sioux City, Iowa.
Facility adds punch to family fitness
January 7, 2009
In Shawnee’s newest fitness facility, the dominant features are the 34 punching bags hanging from a massive rack, boxing gloves hanging on the walls and even a boxing ring in the back.
Enumerate powers
January 7, 2009
For a Congress that routinely disregards the Constitution’s limits on its powers, the Enumerated Powers Act has become necessary.
Hillman, Woods chosen for Kansas Shrine Bowl
January 7, 2009
Two of the top high school football players in Shawnee have been selected to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl on July 25 at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.
Firm continues layoffs
January 7, 2009
Perceptive Software, 22701 W. 68th Terrace, announced Monday that in a second round of layoffs, it had eliminated 53 positions, 49 from its Shawnee headquarters and four from its office in the United Kingdom. Perceptive cut 23 positions in mid-November.
Infused opens
January 7, 2009
A new restaurant is now open in western Shawnee. Infused, 5358 Roberts, opened for business on New Year’s Eve, specializing in creating its own infused alcohol, from blue cheese-stuff olive vodka to papaya rum.
SM North swims against malaria
January 7, 2009
On Saturday, Dec. 20, the Shawnee Mission North boys swim team participated in its third annual “World Swim Against Malaria,” which is a global grassroots swimming initiative to raise money to purchase chemically treated mosquito nets to distribute around parts of the world where malaria is a major killer, primarily in Africa. Every dollar raised goes to by these $5 bednets.
Rivera an honorable ambassador at KU
January 7, 2009
There was a certain tinge of excitement that everybody in Kansas City who watched the San Diego Chargers edge the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL playoffs must have felt on Saturday night.
Cleaning time
January 7, 2009
Has anyone stood in line at the Shawnee post office during the holiday season?
Shawnee native will be guest speaker
January 7, 2009
Shawnee native Brent Chapman will be a featured speaker at the 55th annual Kansas City Boat and Sportshow, which takes place from today through Sunday at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.
Passenger rail subsidy no different than others
January 7, 2009
I’d like to add my two cents’ worth to the support for Kansas’ plans to study the feasibility of expanding passenger rail service from Kansas City to Oklahoma.
Jaguars just want to play
Mill Valley boys haven’t played a game in 4 weeks
January 7, 2009
Call the Mill Valley boys the Mystery Men.
Disturbance ends peacefully
January 7, 2009
A domestic disturbance forced Shawnee Police to shut down a Shawnee neighborhood street last week.
Cougar bowlers set to hit the lanes rolling
January 7, 2009
Two very different teams will make up the combined forces of the Shawnee Mission Northwest bowling program that begins competition in January.
Final phase of Green Energy Resource Lab underway
January 7, 2009
A 2-year-old student-initiated green project has taken another step forward in the Shawnee Mission School District.