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Jurors struggle to reach verdict in double-murder trial
Young victims were Mill Valley High School graduates
05:39 p.m., February 16, 2011 Updated 10:07 a.m.
Jurors entered their third day of deliberations Friday morning in an attempt to reach a verdict in the trial of a Kansas City, Mo., man charged with murdering two Mill Valley High School graduates.
Shawnee Mission school board candidates take questions
February 16, 2011
Candidates for the at-large Position 7 seat discussed issues at an open forum Tuesday
Mill Valley boys hold off Basehor-Linwood
Race for KVL title muddled after MVHS victory, Lansing’s loss to Tongie
February 16, 2011
The Mill Valley boys basketball team earned its biggest victory of the season — and biggest in recent years — Tuesday night at Basehor-Linwood.
BLHS girls hold off Mill Valley in OT
Victory gives Bobcats sole possession of first place in KVL standings
February 16, 2011
Mill Valley girls basketball player Tanner Tripp went to the foul line with no time on the clock and her team trailing by three Tuesday night at Basehor-Linwood.
Jaguar wrestlers 3rd at KVL Championships
February 16, 2011
It was a bittersweet day for the Mill Valley wrestling team on Saturday at the Kaw Valley League Championships.
Shawnee man, 25, charged with murder
Authorities say a second person of interest also may face charges in the Lakecrest Drive homicide
February 16, 2011
Authorities have charged one suspect and are detaining another person in connection with the killing of Oswaldo Conde-Gamboa, Shawnee’s first homicide victim of the year.
Letter: Not about the cost
February 16, 2011
To the editor
Neighbors: Janet Jamison
February 16, 2011
Meet Shawnee resident Janet Jamison.
Rotary offers scholarships
February 16, 2011
The Rotary Club of Shawnee is offering $1,000 scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors who have made positive contributions to the community.
‘Linedrives and Lipstick’ opens at museum
February 16, 2011
In contrast to the depiction of women’s baseball as a short-lived phenomenon of the 1940s, America’s national pastime has included women players since baseball’s beginnings in the 1860s.
SMN, SMNW yearbooks receive group’s top ratings
February 16, 2011
Two Shawnee-area high school yearbooks received the All-Kansas Yearbook ranking from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association last month.
St. James Academy swimmers win Inter-League Championships
February 16, 2011
In the swimming equivalent of a photo finish, the St. James Academy boys swimming team held off Osawatomie for first place at the Inter-League Championships on Friday at Turner High School.
SM North to play host to NJROTC regionals
February 16, 2011
Shawnee Mission North will play host to the NJROTC regional championships Saturday. Its squad enters the competition behind a good deal of momentum.
John Beal: Writing about love a daunting exercise
February 16, 2011
I’d be writing the column on Valentine’s Day, and so I thought I might offer some observations about love, or the relations between men and women or the institution of marriage or something along those lines. Unfortunately, I don’t consider myself much of an expert.
Professional networking theme of library program
February 16, 2011
The Johnson County Library will present Networking for Professional Success at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. Parkway, Overland Park.
MidAmerica Nazarene schedules open house
February 16, 2011
MidAmerica Nazarene University will have an open house later this month for its undergraduate and graduate accelerated degree programs for working adults.
3 Shawnee-area students named scholar candidates
February 16, 2011
Three Shawnee-area high school students were recently named Presidential Scholar candidates.
Shawnee Mission had dip in latest high school grad rates
February 16, 2011
Shawnee Mission USD 512’s annual curriculum update, reviewed at Monday’s school board meeting, shows test scores on the rise and above state and national averages while the district hopes adequate yearly progress requirements are frozen.
City’s next police chief to expand targeted enforcement
February 16, 2011
Putting more officers precisely where they’re needed will be one of Maj. Larry Larimore’s main goals when he becomes Shawnee’s new police chief.
American Heart Month puts healthy lifestyles in focus
February 16, 2011
February is American Heart Month, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment encourages Kansans to adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce the threat of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and Kansas.
Boy has group to thank for ‘souped-up’ wheelchair
February 16, 2011
Benninghoven third grader thankful for charity’s help
Council minutes going audio
Meetings to be recorded, not transcribed
February 16, 2011
Written records of the city council’s meeting conversations will be a thing of the past.
Pen-pal project bridges gaps
February 16, 2011
Prairie Ridge students finally connect with new pals
Fifth-graders portray their American heroes
February 16, 2011
Shawnee fifth-graders participated in Shawnee Mission USD 512’s 22nd Annual Celebrate American Heroes assembly on Friday, singing patriotic songs, reading essays and delivering biographies of the heroes they portrayed.
Former waitress ordered to prison for salsa poisoning
February 16, 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 last week.
Northwest football program celebrates college signings
February 16, 2011
In a testament to hard work and the success of the Shawnee Mission Northwest High School football program, five Cougar seniors signed letters of intent last week to continue their football careers at the college level.
What’s your sign? In season of romance, ‘Love Guru’ offers matchmaking alternative
February 16, 2011
So maybe his website is decorated with a sultry silhouette of two lovers embracing in pink clouds.
Cougars’ Covington is league champ
February 16, 2011
The Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestling team has been depleted by injuries this season, but that did not stop the Cougars from making a strong appearance at the Sunflower League tournament Saturday at Shawnee Mission East.
State of the city: Pushing reset was common theme for 2010
February 16, 2011
Reset. Over the past year, Shawnee used that stopwatch button more than any other, Mayor Jeff Meyers said last week, gripping a familiar coaching tool to illustrate his state of the city address.