Archive for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Also from July 21

On the street

What's worse, the heat or the humidity?

Response Percent
The humidity
That’s like asking if I’d rather die by hanging or by firing squad
The heat
Total 170

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Weather causing tires to blow out
July 21, 2010
On a hot day last month, Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Edna Buttler arrived at the scene of an accident.
Students recognized with Congressional Award
July 21, 2010
Recipients of the Congressional Award were honored by Congressman Dennis Moore (D-Kans.) on July 6.
Police calls July 20, 2010
July 21, 2010
Shawnee police reports Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
County offers free chicken pox vaccinations Friday
July 21, 2010
The Johnson County Health Department is offering free varicella (chickenpox) vaccine at a special clinic 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday at the Olathe clinic location, 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe.
Scouts descend on Jamboree
July 21, 2010
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and the National Scout Jamboree is going to be the largest scouting event ever with close to 40,000 participants.
Northwest golfer Catt earns Kenneth Smith Award
July 21, 2010
Even after graduation, Shawnee Mission Northwest golfer David Catt is still reaping rewards.
Kilimanjaro calling: Journey to the roof of Africa offers lesson in humility
July 21, 2010
The bus pulled back onto the highway after our lunch break in Moshi, and only then did the magnitude of our accomplishment begin to set in.
Heat and your pet
July 21, 2010
With high temperatures settling in the 90s and heat advisories the norm for the season, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides answers to questions about pets and the heat.
Working students happy to have jobs, internships
July 21, 2010
Summer jobs are a staple among high school and college students.
Man vs. Food’ visits Bonner
July 21, 2010
With a crowd of 120 people yelling, and the high-fives flying, Adam Richman makes his way to a single table at the front of Papa Bob’s BBQ in Bonner Springs.
Shawnee teacher featured in book on diverse classrooms
July 21, 2010
What it means to be an American was a difficult lesson for Megan Highfill to teach her fourth- through eighth-grade music students at her first teaching job in Kansas City, Mo.
Campout to take place at Shawnee Mission Park
July 21, 2010
A program being offered by the Children’s Services Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District will give participants a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park.
Shawnee Neighbors: Kim Oakleaf-Soell
July 21, 2010
Kim Oakleaf-Soell shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Neighbors column.
Life’s lessons fill high-schooler’s summer vacation
July 21, 2010
While many students were spending their summer vacation soaking in the sun or working summer jobs, Paige Stevens was attending camps, seminars and a mission trip.
Shawnee’s population continues trending up
July 21, 2010
Recently released Census estimates show Shawnee’s population to be about 1,000 people higher last year than the city staff’s own estimates at the same time.
Creativity flows at USD 232 Camp Invention
Second year of science-focused camp doubles enrollment
July 21, 2010
From a mysterious scientist to medieval games, first- through sixth-graders last week enjoyed hands-on science, math, art and history activities at De Soto USD 232’s Camp Invention.
For companionship, no pet beats a dog
July 21, 2010
I have had occasion this past week to reflect on the relationship between people and their pets.
JoCo Library’s “GovFest” recognized for innovation
July 21, 2010
The Johnson County Library’s “GovFest for Entrepreneurs,” targeted to would-be entrepreneurs and small business owners, has been recognized with a 2010 Top Innovations Award from the Urban Libraries Council, headquartered in Chicago.
Shawnee Titans win USSA state title
July 21, 2010
The Shawnee Titans, an 8-and-under AAA baseball team comprised of boys from USD 232, won the state championship during a tournament July 2-4.
’Vegas contingent
July 21, 2010
In a letter to the editor (July 14) Mr. Vincent attempts to justify the trip to the Las Vegas shopping center convention by Council member Dawn Kuhn.
Mill Valley reigns as KVL’s top sports school
July 21, 2010
The results have been tabulated, the points distributed and it should come as no surprise that — once again — Mill Valley is king of the Kaw Valley League.
“Adventures in Geocaching” program scheduled July 31
July 21, 2010
Johnson County Park & Recreation District will offer a program for all ages called “Adventures in Geocaching” later this month at Antioch Park in Merriam.
Bar offers indoor smoking option
July 21, 2010
At least one Shawnee bar is trying to give its customers an option when it comes to smoking indoors.