Archive for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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SMEF provided $85,000 in grants and scholarship for the 09-10 school year
June 30, 2010
The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation supported students and teachers in a big way this year, awarding more than $85,000 in scholarships and grants, nearly $14,000 more than in 2009.
Police calls June 29, 2010
June 30, 2010
Shawnee police reports filed Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
Morning forecast for June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010
Expect to see some pleasant sunshine this morning as you make your way to work. The morning warmth should turn into mild afternoon heat for another comfortable day.
Applebee makes quick mark on MVHS football
June 30, 2010
Football season is still about two months away, but a new era is officially under way at Mill Valley High School.
New SMNW girls coach has history of success
12:00 a.m., June 30, 2010 Updated 09:43 a.m.
Where Jeff Dickson has gone, winning has followed. Dickson, the new Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball coach, has a knack for turning around programs that have struggled and making them contenders.
Fireworks set for July 4
June 30, 2010
There will be no fireworks display again this year at Shawnee Mission Park, but there will be plenty of flares lighting up area skies this weekend in honor of the nation’s birthday.
Neighbors: Shannon Walsh
June 30, 2010
Occupation: Mom Extraordinaire. You name it, I do it. This recently includes mowing my lawn. Family: Husband Jeff, sons Carter and Anderson, and an older stepson, Griffin. Place of birth: Chicago
Shawnee Mission School District hires lobbyist on a year-long contract
June 30, 2010
Shawnee Mission USD 512 will have one person on their side in Topeka again next year.
Young Shawnee actress aims for NYC spotlight
June 30, 2010
Maycee Steele says the worst time she has before a performance is just before she gets on stage.
Patrol reminds Kansans of new laws on the books
June 30, 2010
The Kansas Highway Patrol is reminding Kansans that several new laws go into effect this week, and two laws that were effective last July with a one-year warning period become enforceable with a citation.
Police remind residents: close garage doors
June 30, 2010
With the warm summer months come more garage doors left open at homes, and the Shawnee Police Department would like to remind residents to be cautious when leaving garage doors open.
North, SMNW softball players named All-Sunflower League
June 30, 2010
It was a city softball showdown of epic proportions when Shawnee Mission North edged rival Shawnee Mission Northwest in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Class 6A regional championship game.
Cougars lauded with postseason honors
June 30, 2010
As Sunflower League champions, the Shawnee Mission Northwest baseball team appropriately was recognized as having some of the top players in the league.
KSU grad’s ‘Illuminated’ design an award winner
June 30, 2010
When it comes to his professional life, Matt Johnson lives by a mantra he learned at school: design, design, design.
Close call on attempted scam prompts warning from couple
June 30, 2010
The early-morning phone caller had a worrisome tone to his voice when he reached Harold Klein at his Shawnee home.
Leawood gallery fundraiser to benefit SMSD schools
June 30, 2010
The owner of an art gallery in Mission Farms is giving back to the place where she got her artistic start, Shawnee Mission USD 512.
Broadmoor students shine at SkillsUSA
June 30, 2010
A group of Shawnee Mission USD 512 students has a bright idea, one that earned them a silver medal at the National SkillsUSA competition.
Shawnee to impose harsher fines for littering
June 30, 2010
The city of Shawnee is redefining its laws on littering. The Shawnee City Council on Monday approved an ordinance on littering, setting the maximum fine at $500. The ordinance addresses littering on public property, littering from a car, and dispersal of unsolicited written communication on private property.
Shawnee ups fire service charges to Lake Quivira
June 30, 2010
The Shawnee City Council hopes to better recover costs for emergency services the city provides for Lake Quivira.
Budget options hold line on taxes
June 30, 2010
Shawnee City Council members will decide how to cut back, and by how much, as early as in the coming week as they discuss the 2011 budget.
Scouts set up Old Glory for annual Flags for Freedom display
June 30, 2010
At 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Logan Hagan arrived in downtown Shawnee for his first time helping set up the Flags for Freedom display with Boy Scout Troop 194.
Five Questions: Fireworks Safety
June 30, 2010
Sunday is the Fourth of July, and in many places that means fireworks. It is illegal in Shawnee and most of Johnson County to discharge fireworks.
Sick Big Boy tomatoes disappoint gardener
June 30, 2010
Toward the end of April, I wrote of my hopes for the tomato plants I’d just set out in the planters that hang from our deck out back.