Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Shawnee names new police chief
February 9, 2011
Shawnee Police Maj. Larry Larimore has been appointed to be the city’s next police chief. He will replace Chief Jim Morgan, who is retiring in March.
Shawnee woman sentenced in salsa-poisoning case
She and her husband allegedly hatched the plot to get even with restaurant owner
February 9, 2011
A federal judge sentenced a Shawnee woman to more than seven years in prison for poisoning salsa that sickened diners at a local Mexican restaurant, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas announced today.
Prairie Ridge students cross state line, meet new friends
February 9, 2011
Third graders finally meet their ePals at Derrick Thomas Academy
KDOT reports snowpacked roads throughout region
February 9, 2011
KDOT said nighttime crews have been out overnight plowing snow off the roadways.
MVHS star Garton chooses Mizzou
February 9, 2011
Macauley Garton made it official on Monday: He’s going to be a Missouri Tiger.
5 Questions: Will you be mine?
Valentine’s Day by the numbers
February 9, 2011
Cupid is busy sharpening his arrow, so for this edition of 5 Questions, we turned to the U.S. Census Bureau to answer some questions about Valentine’s Day.
Possible record number of snow days squeezes calendars
February 9, 2011
Before this week, Shawnee Mission USD 512 and De Soto USD 232 had used more inclement weather days than they had in at least the past 28 years.
Tips sought in first homicide of 2011
February 9, 2011
Authorities on Sunday released information on a vehicle of interest in the case, but investigators had yet to receive many tips, Det. Everett Babcock of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department said Monday.
Economic Development Council’s new director a familiar face in city
February 9, 2011
As Shawnee’s new Economic Development Council executive director, Andrew Nave is charged with promoting the city’s economic welfare and growth.
Names in the news: Feb. 9
February 9, 2011
A roundup of news items involving college students from Shawnee.
KDOT funds to improve K-7 intersections
February 9, 2011
The Kansas Department of Transportation has pledged $250,000 to make improvements at two of Shawnee’s Kansas Highway 7 intersections.
Social worker earns therapy credential
February 9, 2011
Shawnee resident Dene’t Wyckoff has earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy, association executive director Bill Burns recently announced.
Letter to the editor: Alzheimer’s awareness
February 9, 2011
The week of Feb. 14-21 is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness Week.
East Kansas Wrestling Club thrives at Kansas Tournament of Champions
February 9, 2011
The East Kansas Wrestling Club, coached by Eric Akin and Travis Phippen, competed at the Kansas Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Salina.
Chamber offers scholarship
February 9, 2011
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award.
VFW plans chili fundraiser
February 9, 2011
Shawnee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10552 has planned its 14th annual Chili Bowl for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Shawnee Knights of Columbus Hall, 11221 Johnson Drive.
Polka dance to be Feb. 19
February 9, 2011
The next Shawnee Knights of Columbus Polka Dance will feature the Brian McCarty Polka Band.
After ‘historic’ winter storm, city prepares for more snow
February 9, 2011
Shawnee spent part of last week digging out from what the National Weather Service described as a “winter storm of historic proportions.”
Event scores with youths
Special needs children, junior hockey players take to the ice
February 9, 2011
About 20 participants paired with Junior Outlaws players in the seventh annual Get Down and Skate program Sunday at Ice Sports Arena in Shawnee.
Wristen: Adults should be mindful of behavior in the stands
February 9, 2011
I’ve seen plenty of questionable behavior at sporting events during a decade of working as a sportswriter, and during that time the most abhorrent of words and actions haven’t come from overly enthusiastic students. Instead, they’ve come from adults.
Metro area’s largest youth hockey group moving to Shawnee
February 9, 2011
With the ice melted at its Overland Park home, the area’s largest youth hockey organization will soon relocate to Shawnee.
Planners give nod to landfill expansion
February 9, 2011
The Shawnee Planning Commission on Monday voted 8-3 to allow Deffenbaugh Industries, which owns and operates the Johnson County Landfill in northern Shawnee, to continue operating the site until 2043 unless it fills up sooner. The city council must approve the recommendation before it’s official.
Time to quit fishing when day’s catch is nothing but misery
February 9, 2011
Time was, I fished quite a lot, but I haven’t wet a line for 15 years or more.
Northwest swimmers 5th at SFL meet
February 9, 2011
Three straight snow days last week interfered with the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys swimming team’s practice schedule, but the weather didn’t interfere with the Sunflower League Championships.
Four Mill Valley football players sign letters of intent
February 9, 2011
A standing-room-only crowd gathered in the Mill Valley High School media center Monday morning to celebrate a major milestone for the new era of Jaguar football: College football signing day.