Archive for Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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K-12, higher education leaders slam House’s proposed budget cuts
May 6, 2009
The newest House Republican leadership plan to cut the budget was getting slammed today by representatives of public schools and higher education.
Police calls, May 6, 2009
May 6, 2009
Shawnee police reported filed from April 29 to May 5, 2009.
Commuter forecast, May 6, 2009
May 6, 2009
Highway 24 near Grantville is down to one lane this morning. There’s also a fair amount of fog this morning, so drive with caution.
Mill Valley splits with Santa Fe Trail
Appleby dominant as Jags take opener, 3-0
May 6, 2009
With the race for the Kaw Valley League championship all but over, the Mill Valley softball team’s primary focus is improving its seeding in the Class 5A regional tournament.
Jags double up on school record
May 6, 2009
When the clouds cleared and the threat of thunderstorms dissipated, what was left Friday at the Blazer Invitational were conditions considered perfect for throwing the javelin.
St. James cruises to title at Butch Foster Classic
May 6, 2009
A year after being upended in the championship game of the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic by Spring Hill, 1-0, the St. James Academy Thunder faced the same deficit against the same Bronco squad early during Saturday’s tournament title game.
Northwest golfers solid in town, on the road
May 6, 2009
It doesn’t seem to matter in which part of the state the Shawnee Mission Northwest golf team plays, the results are still the same — the Cougars at the top.
Five questions: Flu Combat
May 6, 2009
Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Health Department, discusses the H1N1 influenza, more commonly known as swine flu.
Pair of Mill Valley seniors still buzzing after selection as prom king and queen
May 6, 2009
Prom is a rite of passage for high school students, much like getting a driver’s license or taking the ACTs.
Fifth-grade lessons help build foundation for science success
May 6, 2009
Now a senior in chemistry and biochemistry at Kansas University, Stephanie Hill has been recognized as the Sally Mason Outstanding Woman Student in Science. Hill was given the award April 21 as part of the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center’s annual Women’s Recognition Program honoring outstanding women in the KU community.
Mill Valley softball heats up, wins seven of last eight games
May 6, 2009
Last year it took the Mill Valley softball team seven games to find its groove under a new softball coach.
Mill Valley wallops Ward, 10-0
May 6, 2009
Sure, Mill Valley dominated the first half of its soccer game against Bishop Ward on Monday, but Jaguars coach Arlan Vomhof was far from content with his team’s four goals in the first 40 minutes.
Northwest swimmers victorious against SM West, Leavenworth
May 6, 2009
Recording a flurry of first-place finishes, the Shawnee Mission Northwest girls swim team ran away with the Northwest Triad meet title on Tuesday, April 28.
Maranatha finishes fourth at Crossroads Conference baseball tournament
May 6, 2009
When the rain finally stopped last week, the Maranatha Academy baseball team was finally able to get some ballgames in — and it’s a good thing the Eagles did.
Shawnee Rotary welcomes visiting Filipinos
May 6, 2009
The Shawnee Rotary Club this week helped an exchange group from the Philippines finish out its month-long visit to the United States.
North’s Moore is Sunflower League singles champ; Indians tie for third
May 6, 2009
There were numerous times on Thursday when it looked like Kevin Moore wasn’t going to become the Sunflower League boys tennis singles champion.
Mill Valley student journalists win at state
May 6, 2009
The Mill Valley journalism program received first place honors Saturday in the Class 5A State Journalism competition at Kansas University.
Letter: Cut the noise
May 6, 2009
To the editor: I love the springtime, and the fact that it brings on warmer weather.
Beal: Demise of Pontiac muscles out famed GTO
May 6, 2009
Alas, not only shall the brave little GTO pass into history, but the whole Pontiac kit and caboodle.
De Soto USD 232 board to seek interim leader
May 6, 2009
The search is on for an interim superintendent for De Soto’s USD 232.
Holocaust survivor teaches Shawnee students respect for humanity
May 6, 2009
Monticello Trails and Sacred Heart eighth-graders received a history lesson and humanitarian lesson all rolled into one on Wednesday.
Rachel’s Friends at MVHS collect books for SafeHome
May 6, 2009
Rachel Scott died 10 years ago April 20 in the Columbine High School shooting. Her legacy lives on in school hallways across the nation, including those of Mill Valley High School, through Friends of Rachel.
Board delays changes in special-ed program
May 6, 2009
After two months of urging from parents, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education has put on hold changes to the early childhood special education program at Countryside Learning Center.
Dear President Obama …
Trailridge students see letters to president published in book
May 6, 2009
When writing the president of the United States, Trailridge Middle School eighth-grader Tyler Jewell thought about his family.
Parkinson agrees to coal-burning plant
May 6, 2009
In a stunning development, Gov. Mark Parkinson and Sunflower Electric Power Corp. on Monday signed an agreement over the coal-fired electric power project that has strangled Kansas politics for nearly two years.