Archive for Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Theatre in the Park opens this week, new ticket options offered
June 8, 2011
Theatre in the Park kicks off its 2011 season this week at Shawnee Mission Park, and patrons can purchase tickets to productions online.
First day of Starside’s Summer Food Program sees big turnout
03:57 p.m., June 8, 2011 Updated 03:57 p.m.
Nearly 500 individuals participated in the first day of Starside Elementary’s Summer Food Program, which provides free meals to children 18 and under and low-cost meals to adults.
Livestrong Sporting Park unveils technological enhancements
June 8, 2011
When Sporting Kansas City plays host to the Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. Thursday for the inaugural game at Livestrong Sporting Park, the stadium will feature more than just a polished appearance.
Cougars’ all-for-one attitude led to state championship
June 8, 2011
Moments after Aaron Thornburg crossed the finish line, concluding a riveting anchor leg of the 3,200-meter relay at the Class 6A track and field state championships, the Shawnee Mission Northwest relay squad huddled together to celebrate.
Help at the crosswalk
June 8, 2011
At the request of a visually impaired resident, Shawnee has installed its first audible and tactile crosswalk push-button.
Beautification committee completes landscaping effort at SM Northwest
June 8, 2011
Project spanned more than four years
A backyard sanctuary: Shawnee couple’s lush landscape among gardens on weekend tour
June 8, 2011
To the casual — or even critical — observer, the landscaping surrounding Elaine and Richard Jones’ Shawnee home is magazine-perfect.
On A Run: Ray Marsh running club off to a hot start
June 8, 2011
Club began in March, took first in under-17 category in Merriam Turkey Creek 5K run in May
Letter: Thanks for free exams
June 8, 2011
We would like to express our profound appreciation to the physicians and staff of WestGlen Endoscopy Center for partnering with Kansas City Free Health Clinic to provide free colonoscopy examinations to a group of our patients at its Free Colonoscopy Day event.
ACCESS House grad receives personal graduation ceremony as family, teachers look on
June 8, 2011
Tarah Follmer graduated from De Soto district’s continuum of service program for special education students ages 18-21
Not-so-great fishing on the Great Lakes
June 8, 2011
Now, when the wind blows from the north in these latitudes, it’s blowing right off the Arctic Circle. And when it blows across water that is only 42 degrees to begin with, there’s nothing that’s going to warm it up very much. Let’s just say it was cold and let it go at that.
SMSD makes College Board AP achievement list
June 8, 2011
Shawnee Mission only Kansas district on this year’s list
Keeping it green
June 8, 2011
Healthy lawn possible in summer’s heat
Judge sentences man for sex assault in park
June 8, 2011
A man who sexually attacked a woman in Shawnee’s Gum Springs Park was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison.
Staff reduction spurs museum to change hours of operation
June 8, 2011
Lackman Rd. museum will be open Mondays, closed Sundays
Shawnee ice facility closed for renovations
In the meantime, area rink space is limited and the Kansas City area’s four youth hockey groups are discussing unification
June 8, 2011
When Shawnee’s ice sports facility reopens later this summer it will be under a new name and with extensive renovations — but it still won’t ease an area-wide ice shortage.
Library panel to address future of books
June 8, 2011
The Next Decade in Book Culture” is part of national series of events, free event
Toilet paper drive at bank
June 8, 2011
Drive part of nationwide mobilization to improve communities
Church offers free community classes
June 8, 2011
Series of free summer classes begins Wednesday
Shawnee Mission contest travel to increase
Total out-of-district travel costs topped $150,000 in 2011
June 8, 2011
One year after changing how out-of-district travel is approved, the Shawnee Mission school district anticipates a 3 percent hike in transportation costs, citing an expected increase in state contest travel.
Former SMNW star Arel heads for the mountains to play for CSU-Pueblo
June 8, 2011
Following a year at Johnson County Community College, former Shawnee Mission Northwest basketball star Ryan Arel is taking his talents to the Colorado Rockies.
Wristen: Starling is Royals’ 2nd chance
June 8, 2011
Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, the Kansas City Royals selected hometown legend Bubba Starling of Gardner-Edgerton High School with the No. 5 pick in the Major League Baseball Draft.
It was from ‘Big House to the Big Leagues’ for four
June 8, 2011
Before David Wingfield could make it to professional baseball, he had to kill a man first.
Central Seminary receives $2 million gift
June 8, 2011
Donation pushes Seminary’s capital campaign beyond $10 million
Northwest football coach Barnett braces for busy summer schedule
June 8, 2011
As the 2010-2011 school year comes to a close, the Shawnee Mission Northwest football coaching staff is turning its focus to the fall.