Archive for Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Field event domination leads MVHS girls track to title at West Invitational
April 20, 2011
The Mill Valley girls track team collected another meet championship on a drizzly Friday afternoon at the Shawnee Mission West Invitational.
St. James softball sweeps piper, runs streak to nine
April 20, 2011
The streak has reached nine.
Hurdlers lead St. James track at Tonganoxie Invitational
April 20, 2011
St. James Academy’s boys hurdlers took the lead for the Thunder on Monday at the Tonganoxie Invitational and led St. James to a sixth-place finish in the team standings.
Mill Valley student among University of Nebraska-Omaha scholarship recipients
April 20, 2011
Alexis Bergeron among 32 recipients of university’s most prestigious scholarship
Ravens shut out North soccer
April 20, 2011
Hannah Kaloupek scored two goals and powered Olathe Northwest’s girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory against Shawnee Mission North Tuesday night.
MVHS softball takes two from Turner
April 20, 2011
The Mill Valley softball team picked up a pair of victories Tuesday night against Turner.
SMNW softball picks up two victories
April 20, 2011
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s softball team played two different opponents Tuesday night at the Shawnee Mission District Softball Complex, but the result was the same as the Cougars came away with a pair of victories.
Northwest tennis wins dual with South
April 20, 2011
The perfect dual season remains intact for the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys tennis team.
Former SMNW, KU football star shares crochet talent with youths
April 20, 2011
At 6-foot-2, 252 pounds, with blue gym shorts, a backwards cap, a Nike T-shirt and an bulky bandage around his left knee, former Kansas University linebacker Mike Rivera hardly looked the part of a crochet teacher in a recent visit to Hillcrest Elementary School.
Wristen: SMN baseball now exudes confidence
April 20, 2011
A steady drizzle pelted Hoglund Ballpark as the final minutes ticked away for the rain delay deadline Friday morning.
Survivors, loved ones fight cancer one chop at a time
12:00 a.m., April 20, 2011 Updated 05:25 p.m.
Shawnee students among record turnout for St. Thomas Aquinas’ fourth-annual Wigs Out benefit
Camaraderie may be virtual, but betting is real
Shawnee resident finds online platform for voice, love of greyhound racing
April 20, 2011
It’s Friday afternoon, and Randy Birch’s rollicking, radio voice is fast-talking dogs, dollars and the deliciousness of the cold Budweiser in his hand.
The things they queried
Middle school students record history with WWII vets
April 20, 2011
Bill McCune didn’t want to bring too much to carry. So he left his rifle at home, instead bringing its bayonet to Trailridge Middle School’s library.
Marking Earth Day: Ideas offered for celebrating Mother Earth
April 20, 2011
Mary Knapp, state climatologist with the K-State Extension Service, answers questions about Earth Day.
Police catch alleged vandals
April 20, 2011
Three youths are facing the possibility of criminal charges after they were caught breaking solar lights in West Flanders Park, Shawnee police said Friday.
Edward Jones accepting eyeglasses for charity
April 20, 2011
The Lions Club accepts eyeglasses in good condition for distribution to the needy in other countries
Grow old gracefully? No, thank you.
April 20, 2011
While I am under no illusions about my ability to resist the inexorable march of time, I don’t intend to give up without a fight.
Party pays heed to mythical patron saint with music, food
April 20, 2011
More than 40 guests came to the Shawnee home of Clif Hall and Carla Hanson to honor St. Urho, patron saint of Finnish wine workers, on March 12.
Pastor pens new book
April 20, 2011
Shawnee resident aims to encourage, challenge and provide tools for parents
County expands bus routes
April 20, 2011
Several Johnson County Transit route improvements that will increase options for Shawnee area residents went into effect in March.
Green grants awarded to area schools
April 20, 2011
Three Shawnee-area schools each received up to $4,500 in green school grants from Kansas
Run for Mercy 5k/10k planned April 30
April 20, 2011
The eighth-annual Run for Mercy 5k/10k walk or run will be Saturday, April 30, at Mill Valley High School, 5900 Monticello Road
Second helicopter drop to feature 50,000 eggs
April 20, 2011
The Easter Bunny will be back in the Shawnee skies this year — but this time his helicopter will be loaded with not 14,000 but 50,000 eggs.
Businesses recycling flip-flops, writing utensils
April 20, 2011
TerraCycle Inc. and Old Navy are partnering to collect used flip-flops and recycle them into four public playgrounds around the country
Two from MVWC place at state tournament
April 20, 2011
The Mill Valley Wrestling Club produced a pair of medalists from the Kansas State Tournament.
EKWC wins state championship
April 20, 2011
The East Kansas Wrestling Club closed out the season in fine fashion at the Kansas State Tournament.
St. James Academy softball finds winning mix of players, opens season with 7-2 record
April 20, 2011
It was a sluggish beginning to the season for the St. James Academy softball program, but the Thunder quickly regrouped and now are riding high with a seven-game winning streak.
Edward Jones accepting eyeglasses for charity
April 20, 2011
The Edward Jones office in downtown Shawnee is serving as an eyeglasses donation location for the Lions Club.
Pastor pens new book
April 20, 2011
A new book written by minister and Shawnee resident Jeffrey A. Klick aims to encourage, challenge and provide tools for parents who want to establish a godly household.
Library proposal would trim staff
April 20, 2011
Eight Johnson County library staff positions will stay vacant under the library’s proposed 2012 budget, though recent frugality and a better-than-anticipated tax situation mean cuts should stop there. The proposed Monticello library branch in western Shawnee, however, remains several years out on the library’s project list.
Injuries take toll on Eagles
April 20, 2011
It’s enough to make a guy sore.