Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Bonner Springs Optimist Club to play host to swoosh tourneys
February 23, 2011
Youths interested in competing in local basketball tournaments have two opportunities coming up soon.
Shawnee Mission school board Position 7: John W. St. Clair Jr.
12:47 p.m., February 23, 2011 Updated 12:44 p.m.
School board candidate John W. St. Clair Jr. responds to The Dispatch’s written questionnaire.
Shawnee Mission School Board Position 7: Mark Anderson
February 23, 2011
The primary for the Shawnee Mission school board Position 7 seat is March 1
Shawnee Mission school board Position 7: Bart Altenbernd
12:46 p.m., February 23, 2011 Updated 12:46 p.m.
School board candidate Bart Altenbernd responds to The Dispatch’s written questionnaire.
Shawnee Mission school board Position 7: Joan Leavens
12:45 p.m., February 23, 2011 Updated 12:51 p.m.
School board candidate Joan Leavens responds to The Dispatch’s written questionnaire.
New antiques store opens in Shawnee
February 23, 2011
Nellie & Nico’s Unique Finds opened Feb. 3 at 6495 Quivira Road in Shawnee.
Entrepreneurial program to include Shawnee resident
February 23, 2011
Shawnee resident Sue Brothers, chief operating officer of Fairway-based Mobile Symmetry LLC, has been selected as a 2011 Pipeline Innovator, the company recently announced.
North theater teacher school’s first Caring Heart recipient
February 23, 2011
Shawnee Mission North theater teacher Maureen Davis, whose program was named one of the top five in the country last year, added another distinction when she became the first recipient of the Shawnee Mission North Opportunity Fund’s Caring Heart Award.
Antioch principal to take same position at Hocker Grove
February 23, 2011
The Shawnee Mission school district has announced several administrative assignments for the 2011-2012 school year.
Firefighters get cardio-boost
February 23, 2011
Lockton Companies and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company on Thursday donated $6,000 to the Shawnee Fire Department, which will receive new cardio machines, including treadmills and a stair climber.
School board candidates tackle questions before primary
February 23, 2011
The Shawnee Mission school board’s decision to close schools, and the process leading to the decision, was still fresh on the minds of the four candidates for the board’s at-large Position 7 seat last week.
North, Northwest seniors among National Merit finalists
February 23, 2011
Three Shawnee Mission North and seven Shawnee Mission Northwest seniors were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists last week.
Library foundation board has member from Shawnee
February 23, 2011
Rich Maxwell joins Johnson County Library Foundation board
St. Joseph Table and pasta dinner set for March 6
February 23, 2011
In past 18 years, event raised more than $97,000 for needy
Society meeting to feature Irish genealogist
February 23, 2011
Irish ancestry will be discussed at area library
5 Questions: Snow Coverage
February 23, 2011
Policies differ on winter storm damages
Rough part of Johnson Drive poised for pavement rehab
February 23, 2011
One of the worst-quality, highest-traveled portions of Johnson Drive is a step closer to being fixed.
Families won’t rest ‘until justice is done’
With final murder conviction, families of slain Mill Valley grads near end of painful process
February 23, 2011
In the nearly two years since Mill Valley High School graduates Andrew Eli and Justin Budreau were murdered, the hard wooden benches and shackled criminals at Jackson County (Mo.) Circuit Court have become a regular part of life for their families and a handful of close friends.
District awarded $5,800 grant for health programs
February 23, 2011
The De Soto school district was awarded a $5,800 Kansas Coordinated School Health grant for the 2010-11 school year, the district announced Monday.
St. James wrestlers tie for 4A regional title
February 23, 2011
Throughout both days of the Class 4A regional wrestling tournament, St. James Academy was nipping at the heels of Bonner Springs for first place.
North wrestlers Hoskins, Barnhart win 6A regional championships
February 23, 2011
Both Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Northwest’s wrestling teams were battered and bruised with injuries entering Saturday’s Class 6A regional tournament at Blue Valley West, but both squads persevered and qualified a combined 13 wrestlers for the state championships.
St. James’ Maginn wins two 5-1A state titles
February 23, 2011
Heath Maginn couldn’t have asked for a much better weekend at the Class 5-1A state swimming championships Friday and Saturday in Topeka.
SMNW strikes it big with sister act
February 23, 2011
When Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Janie Queral walked up to accept her first-place medal as the Sunflower League individual champion Thursday afternoon at Mission Bowl, a familiar face was waiting among the other medalists to greet her with a bright smile and a high-five — younger sister Cassie Queral.
Koeller, Winkelmolen lead Cougars to 11th at 6A swimming state meet
12:00 a.m., February 23, 2011 Updated 04:30 p.m.
In the toughest meet of the season, the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys swimming team battled through the rigorous field at the Class 6A state championships and came out with an 11th-place finish.
School lawsuit in national spotlight
February 23, 2011
A ruling is expected within two to three weeks in the lawsuit filed by a group of Shawnee Mission USD 512 parents against the state over its cap on how much can be raised for education through property taxes.
Seniors channel entrepreneurial spirit at KC BizFest 2011
February 23, 2011
Shawnee needs a new Mexican restaurant called El Grande and a shoe store accommodating those with hard-to-find shoe sizes. A daycare offering bilingual education wouldn’t hurt, either.
Old course, new clubhouse
$2.4 million facility nears opening date at Tomahawk Hills
February 23, 2011
Tomahawk Hills Golf Course may be the oldest course in Johnson County, but you’d never guess by the sleek new clubhouse that now welcomes guests.
Mill Valley’s Dickman wins 5A wrestling regional championship
February 23, 2011
Tyler Dickman emerged as an impact freshman early in the season for the Mill Valley wrestling. Now he’s the leader of the pack.