Archive for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Flash flood warning issued for Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson counties
May 12, 2010
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties, effective until 5:30 a.m. Thurs
Governor says he’ll sign legislation by month’s end
May 12, 2010
Reaction came swiftly Tuesday to the $314 million sales tax increase approved by the Kansas Legislature as the 2010 session closed.
Starlight announces Blue Star Nominations
May 12, 2010
Shawnee Mission North and Northwest High School drama departments received in eight nominations for the 2010 Starlight Theatre Blue Star Awards.
Police calls May 11, 2010
May 12, 2010
Shawnee police reports filed Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
Maranatha’s Thomas earns regional title
May 12, 2010
Bryan Thomas has been on the brink of a tennis state championship twice.
Ponytails rounded up for charity
May 12, 2010
Nine volunteers, two moms and seven girls showed their courage and character as they shed their ponytails for Locks of Love and Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths at the Horizon Elementary all-school assembly.
Council selection stokes controversy
May 12, 2010
The Shawnee City Council selected Jim Neighbor from five applicants to fill the vacant Ward I Council seat, though some in the public alleged the vote was fixed.
Mill Valley’s Rayburn is champion at rain-shortened KVL tournament
May 12, 2010
Normally, Monday’s thunderstorms would have simply resulted in a delay of the Kaw Valley League boys golf tournament.
Mill Valley’s Garton takes place among nation’s elite
May 12, 2010
Macauley Garton already was among the nation’s elite in the javelin prior to Friday’s Shawnee Mission North Relays.
Childhood friendships, goal of state title drive Cougars
May 12, 2010
The Shawnee Mission Northwest baseball team has unquestionable confidence any time Adam Giacalone steps on the pitcher’s mound.
Tax statement draws denial from Pilcher-Cook
May 12, 2010
Topeka — Two state senators got into a brief debate Monday on how many of them voted for a tax increase.
Kansas House vote sends sales tax increase to governor
May 12, 2010
Topeka — In a dramatic vote, the Kansas House early Tuesday approved a $314 million state sales tax increase to fix the budget crisis and bring the 2010 session close to an end.
Website strives to promote health through community
May 12, 2010
Imagine a Lawrence with greatly reduced new cases of diabetes. Or high blood pressure. Or high cholesterol.
Public hearing casts doubts on Ten Quivira Plaza plans
May 12, 2010
The city of Shawnee’s first proposed Community Improvement District may be dead in the water.
McCormick paces SJA track at Wellsville
May 12, 2010
Baldwin High has long been a state powerhouse in distance running, but St. James Academy junior Bridgette McCormick battled the Bulldogs head-on Friday at Wellsville and turned in one of her best meets of the season.
2 wrestling camps scheduled at Mill Valley
May 12, 2010
The Mill Valley High School wrestling program will present two camps this summer.
Maranatha tennis standout Thomas to continue career at William Jewell
May 12, 2010
Bryan Thomas has been a force on the tennis court throughout his career at Maranatha Academy, but his days of playing tennis won’t end with the conclusion of the high school season in mid-May.
5 from MV Wrestling Club place at state tourney
May 12, 2010
Five athletes from the Mill Valley Wrestling Club recently placed at the Kansas Freestyle/Greco Wrestling State Championships.
Northwest’s Ayers 2nd in diving, Cougars 5th at Sunflower League
May 12, 2010
Some traditions are hard to break, and Shawnee Mission East’s stranglehold on the Sunflower League girls championship is one such thing.
Group offers taste of sailing
May 12, 2010
Sailors and sailing enthusiasts can join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event May 22 at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road.
Science Night set May 20
May 12, 2010
Johnson County Library will have the fourth annual Family Science Night 6-8:30 p.m. May 20 at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park.
Passionate Northwest poet earns top prize at SMSD slam
May 12, 2010
Isabel Zacharias could one day join the ranks of Poe, Frost and Browning, with a little twist.
Bus pass sales now online
May 12, 2010
Johnson County Transit is offering Internet bus pass sales at thejo.com.
Farm to Market exhibit opens at Wonderscope
May 12, 2010
Emmerson Keller had a busy Monday at the farm.
5 questions: Be bike friendly
May 12, 2010
Shawnee’s Bicycle Advisory Board shares some information about bicycling in recognition of National Bike Month.
RED Day volunteer effort seeks more help
May 12, 2010
Keller Williams Realty associates are putting the finishing touches on a project for their observance of RED Day, and they’re seeking a little help from the public to be sure it gets done.
Hall of Fame to induct SMNW teacher
May 12, 2010
Ron Poplau has been a fixture at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School for 41 years. And he doesn’t plan on leaving his juniors and seniors anytime soon.
Letter: Raise cigarette tax
May 12, 2010
It only makes sense for the Kansas Legislature to raise the state’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack.
Photo serves as reminder to live in the moment
May 12, 2010
An old black-and-white photo hangs above my desk. The image has faded some over time, but its focus is sharp and you can still see it plainly.
Prosecutor recalls difficulty of Grissom murder trial
May 12, 2010
To convict a man in the murders of three women occurring in areas from Wichita to Lawrence to Kansas City, Mo., it took many small details to create a big picture.
Crime lab shows off toys at Law Day event
May 12, 2010
Abigail Fry of Overland Park examined the pattern on the paper curiously. She had just pressed each of her fingers to it, and then made use of the magnetic powder to dust it for her own fingerprints.
SMSD honors friends of Special Education
Evening pays tribute to long time special educator Merrill
May 12, 2010
A woman who devoted much of her life to special education at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary before being killed earlier this year was singled out at an awards event last week
Broken Arrow celebrates 20th anniversary
May 12, 2010
The cake was cut, the lemonade poured and the students of Broken Arrow Elementary School were ready to celebrate.