Archive for Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Distance standout Thornburg dependable, dominant runner
July 20, 2011
There has been a constant for the past four years in the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys cross country and track and field programs.
City council sets hearings, approves Johnson Drive rehab project
July 20, 2011
The Shawnee City Council set two public hearings last week, a July 25 hearing on the 2012 budget and an Aug. 8 hearing on a proposed community improvement district at Ten Quivira Plaza.
New downtown restaurant noted for renovations
July 20, 2011
When a downtown Shawnee Asian restaurant reopened this spring, its new name reflected its new look.
Blood drive planned
July 20, 2011
St. Joseph Catholic Church of Shawnee will play host to a community blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 11221 Johnson Drive.
Baroque concert at castle kicks off season
July 20, 2011
The Jewell Early Music Summer Festival will kickoff its third annual summer concert series in Shawnee, with a “JEMS Fest for Joplin” concert benefiting the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund.
5 Questions: Hot Topic
July 20, 2011
Protect yourself from heat-related illnesses
Hall of Fame award-winning company highlights growth, employee-embracing culture
July 20, 2011
Perceptive Software may have a foosball table in the office and play host to a big, zany dodgeball tournament each year, yet employees manage to get a lot done.
Storm leaves Shawnee homes in the dark
July 20, 2011
Don Sobanek had been thinking about getting rid of a couple of his trees. “Just not this way,” the Shawnee resident lamented last week.
Before air conditioning, heat was ever-present
July 20, 2011
Thoughts harken back to summer nights without cool air
Adoption finds platform in pageants
July 20, 2011
Shawnee mom Julie Schoemehl will take her high heels and sparkling tiara to Chicago this week to compete for the title of Mrs. International. She hopes the platform will help her educate others about foster care and adoption.
Shawnee businesses named tops in growth
July 20, 2011
New jobs added. Square footage created. Dollars spent on new construction. Organizations ranging from an eye doctor to a school district made major contributions in those categories during the past year, earning them 2011 Business Development Awards.
Letter: Fireworks enforcement lacking
July 20, 2011
Just let the parents do their job and handle the fireworks and keep their own children safe.
Legacy lives on for city’s lone fallen officer
July 20, 2011
Matt Gamblin was only 16 when a drug-addled driver hit and killed his dad, Shawnee police officer Donald Gamblin, during a traffic stop on Interstate 435.
Alien Files archivist to speak at society’s meeting
July 20, 2011
The Johnson County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will feature Elizabeth Carrington, lead archivist for the Alien Files at the National Archives in Kansas City, Mo.
Governor visits Shawnee, announces NBAF group
July 20, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday visited Bayer HealthCare’s animal health division in Shawnee to unveil a steering committee for construction of the state’s National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF).
Results pretty for MVHS linemen at Midwest Battle of the Big Uglies
Mill Valley stands out, takes top honors at lineman-specific competition in Derby
July 20, 2011
For years, players at the so-called “skill positions” had all the summer fun when it came to high school football preparation.
Northwest gymnast Jones a calm, accountable leader
July 20, 2011
It’s the final rotation of the Kansas Gymnastics State Championships, and up to this point the Shawnee Mission Northwest squad had experienced a day filled with jubilant highs and gut- wrenching lows.
Shawnee residents among best at Eudora Horsethief 5K run
July 20, 2011
A handful of Shawnee residents turned in stellar performances at the Horsethief 5K run July 9 in Eudora as they proved to be among the best runners in their respective age groups.
Shawnee Sharks second at JoCo Swim and Dive League Championships
July 20, 2011
Despite being dwarfed in total size of the program, the Shawnee Sharks gave the Olathe Cyclones a run for the title at the Johnson County Swim and Dive League Championships Wednesday, July 13, at Soetaert Aquatic Center.
Student places in national poetry contest
July 20, 2011
Natalie Fedde, who will be a third-grader at Riverview Elementary this fall, placed third in the Sarah Mook National Poetry Contest.