Archive for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Governor’s wife, KU launch women’s heart health initiative
April 14, 2010
Kansas first lady Stacy Parkinson wants women to get an annual heart assessment just like they do a mammogram.
Jury convicts Shawnee man in murder case
April 14, 2010
After a seven-day trial, a Johnson County jury Wednesday found Shawnee resident Dustin Hilt, 18, guilty of murder and several other charges in the death of Keighly Alyea of Overland Park.
Distraught student spurs lockdown of three USD 232 schools
April 14, 2010
Three schools in De Soto USD 232 were on lockdown for fewer than 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon.
SMNW soccer suffers first loss
April 14, 2010
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls soccer team suffered its first setback of the season Tuesday, losing to Shawnee Mission West, 4-1.
Police calls April 13, 2010
April 14, 2010
Shawnee police reports filed Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
Mill Valley softball sweeps Ward, stays unbeaten in KVL
April 14, 2010
The Mill Valley softball team maintained its position atop the Kaw Valley League standings with a doubleheader sweep of Bishop Ward on Tuesday at the De Soto 3&2 Complex.
Students ‘Sleep-in-a-Box’ for fundraiser
April 14, 2010
More than 150 Shawnee Mission Northwest students will be spending Monday night in boxes.
USD 512 negotiations canceled
April 14, 2010
Negotiations between the Shawnee Mission USD 512 and the National Education Association of Shawnee Mission have been canceled.
Commuter forecast for April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010
It’s going to be yet another dry and windy morning commute. There aren’t any major traffic delays to slow the Wednesday drive.
Bogart remains coach at Mill Valley; Radell resigns
April 14, 2010
Justin Bogart spent six minutes addressing the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education at its meeting Monday night.
Sign variances OK’d for businesses in construction zone
April 14, 2010
Businesses at the intersection of Johnson Drive and Kansas Highway 7 can now give their customers an extra reminder they are still open and accessible.
Mill Valley production small on props, big on laughs
April 14, 2010
Sixteen students at Mill Valley High School will become more than 130 voices on Friday.
Letter: Thanks for clean campaign
April 14, 2010
To the editor: I want it to be known that my opponent, Lori Barngrover, ran a good, clean campaign.
Beal: For local flavor on trips it’s best to use backroads
April 14, 2010
The interstate highways are efficient enough, I admit. They’re also safer than two-lane roads and more comfortable, too. If only they weren’t so boring.
Biesma sharp, Jaguars steady in 7-2 victory against Miege
April 14, 2010
The Mill Valley baseball team used a dominant pitching performance from Mark Biesma and an offensive explosion during the second inning to beat Bishop Miege, 7-2, on Monday at the De Soto 3&2 Baseball Complex.
North’s Wilkes to play at Central Missouri
April 14, 2010
Samantha Wilkes, a senior midfielder on the Shawnee Mission North girls soccer team, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Central Missouri.
Shawnee wrestlers earn academic honors
April 14, 2010
The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association recently named several local wrestlers to its All-Academic Wrestling Team.
Neighbors: Karen Wartko
April 14, 2010
Occupation: Director, Academy of Arts and Science Family: Husband, Rick; sons, Chris and Eric Place of birth: Colorado
Jaguars rip Barstow 5-0, pick up fifth victory
April 14, 2010
After five tough games on the road, the Mill Valley girls soccer team finally played its home-opener Monday afternoon against Barstow Academy.
Person of interest’ located in homicide investigation
April 14, 2010
Shawnee Police say they have located a person of interest they were seeking in a homicide investigation.
Clear Creek kindergartner ‘Artist of the Week’
April 14, 2010
Clear Creek Elementary School kindergartner Caleb Schmitz has received fame most artists his age can’t comprehend.
Run for Mercy
April 14, 2010
The Run for Mercy is Saturday, April 17.
Voice carries SMN sophomore to D.C. for poetry competition
April 14, 2010
Casha Mills can captivate a room full of people. The Shawnee Mission North sophomore did just that last month when she won first place in the Poetry Out Loud State Competition in Topeka. Now she’s preparing for a trip to the national competition April 22 in Washington, D.C.
Safety tips offered for walking, cycling on detour routes
April 14, 2010
Sgt. Jim Baker, head of the Shawnee Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit, offers a few safety tips for pedestrians and cyclists in the area of the Kansas Highway 7 and Johnson Drive detours.
Board approves cutting 22 positions
April 14, 2010
De Soto USD 232 will have fewer administrative and support positions in the coming school year.
Dream combines preschool, nature center in city
April 14, 2010
Shawnee resident Dan Krull has a unique vision he’d like to bring to life in Shawnee.
Longtime Council member lauded
April 14, 2010
The Shawnee City Council experienced something Monday not often seen in the city for the last 32 years: a meeting without veteran Council member Frank Goode.
SMNW golfers win home tournament
April 14, 2010
David Catt fired a 70 and tied for second individually while leading the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys golf team to a first-place finish out of 22 teams Monday at the SMNW Invitational at Lake Quivira Country Club.
St. James golfers win Mill Valley Invitational
April 14, 2010
OLATHE — The St. James Academy boys golf team placed four players in the top nine and claimed the Mill Valley Invitational championship on Wednesday at Prairie Highlands Golf Course.
SMNW golfers win home tournament
April 14, 2010
David Catt fired a 70 and tied for second individually while leading the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys golf team to a first-place finish out of 22 teams Monday at the SMNW Invitational at Lake Quivira Country Club.
Field events fuel SMNW at BV Relays
April 14, 2010
A stellar day in the field events led the Shawnee Mission Northwest girls track team to a third-place finish Friday at the Blue Valley Relays.
Mill Valley earns softball split with LHS
April 14, 2010
For one game the Mill Valley softball team played with the swagger of a squad expecting to make a third straight trip to the Class 5A state tournament.
SM Northwest tennis heats up, topples two Olathe schools
April 14, 2010
Back-to-back Wednesday and Thursday matches didn’t prove too exhausting for a fit and deep Shawnee Mission Northwest boys tennis team last week as the Cougars dispatched both Olathe Northwest and Olathe East on consecutive nights.
NW softball starts slow
April 14, 2010
While the biggest question mark coming into the season for the Shawnee Mission Northwest softball team has actually been keeping the Cougars in games, it’s what was supposed to be the solid side of the lineup that has actually caused SMNW coach Mark Balderston the most headaches.
Three MVHS school records fall at Jaguar Invitational
April 14, 2010
Parker Brush soared to new heights on Thursday at the Jaguar Invitational. The Mill Valley pole vaulter took down the school record not once, not twice, but three times on his way to setting a new career best and taking first place and leading the Jaguars to a first-place finish in the team standings.
St. James soccer earns first victory
April 14, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took much longer than they’d hoped for, but the St. James Academy girls finally picked up their first soccer victory of the season in the seventh-place game of the Heart of America Classic on Saturday at UMKC.
Council awards contract for Shawnee Town addition
April 14, 2010
Shawnee Town museum is one step closer in its efforts to create a farmstead area and complete the transformation to “Shawnee Town, 1929.”