Archive for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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De Soto school board Position 7: Tim Blankenship
March 16, 2011
School board candidate Tim Blankenship responds to The Dispatch’s questionnaire.
Shawnee Mission school board Position 1: Sara Goodburn
March 16, 2011
School board candidate Sara Goodburn responds to The Dispatch’s written questionnaire.
Workshop to target diesel emissions, idling reduction
March 16, 2011
A workshop targeting the reduction of diesel emissions, funding opportunities through the Kansas Clean Diesel Program and the idling reduction rule in both Johnson and Wyandotte counties will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 23, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.
Shawnee Mission school board Position 1: Timothy Doerr
March 16, 2011
School board candidate Timothy Doerr responds to The Dispatch’s written questionnaire.
Shawnee woman crowned Mrs. Kansas International
March 16, 2011
A Shawnee resident committed to championing the cause of foster care has been crowned the new Mrs. Kansas International.
Eastern Illinois catches North’s Clay
March 16, 2011
Shawnee Mission North senior sprinter and hurdler Janessa Clay still has several races ahead of her before she graduates in May.
High school journalists advance to state competition
12:00 a.m., March 16, 2011 Updated 11:44 a.m.
State competition May 7 at Kansas University
Retiring Shawnee chief reflects on policing career
March 16, 2011
Technology has improved policing since retiring Shawnee Police Chief Jim Morgan began his career as a patrol officer.
Judge dismisses Shawnee Mission parents’ lawsuit
March 16, 2011
The attorney for a group of Shawnee Mission parents plans to appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to remove the state’s limit on taxes for schools.
With specialty band’s retirement, Knights plan for final polka dance
March 16, 2011
After 50 years — or more, even some of the group’s elders aren’t certain — the regular Shawnee Knights of Columbus polka dances are coming to an end.
Shawnee Mission changes formula for graduation rate of English language learners
March 16, 2011
English language learners were the only group that didn’t meet Shawnee Mission’s graduation rate target in 2009
Knitters’ mission is to welcome newborns to life
March 16, 2011
On the last Saturday of the month, a group of women meet with the purpose of providing a little more warmth and happiness to people they don’t know and likely will never meet.
District honors top teachers
March 16, 2011
De Soto honors year’s top elementary, secondary teachers
Couple to lead parenting discussion group
March 16, 2011
Parenting discussion to be held at Shawnee library next month
Daytime dining events planned for seniors
March 16, 2011
Love in the Afternoon” begins April 4
Library seeks public input on potential budget cuts
March 16, 2011
Johnson County Library conducting focus groups to discuss impact of proposed cuts
5 Questions: Luck O’ The Irish
March 16, 2011
March is Irish-American Heritage Month
Board OKs plans for cell tower, new Burger King
March 16, 2011
Planning commission approved the projects at its March 7 meeting
SMN junior is two-time poetry champ
March 16, 2011
Junior Casha Mills advances to national competition in April
Letter: Keep neighborhoods safe, report burnt-out streetlights
March 16, 2011
Where and how to report burnt-out street lights
Sheriff’s office offers burglary prevention tips
March 16, 2011
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has seen an influx of theft and attempted theft reports in the past few weeks, all during daytime hours.
Boomeroos cloaks dogs in team spirit
March 16, 2011
A few years retired from her job as an elementary school principal, Barbara McPherson was working part-time for Baker University supervising teachers training to become administrators.
Group honors new Realtor
March 16, 2011
The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors has named Katie Yeager of Platinum Realty its 2010 Newcomer of the Year. Five of the 30 homes Yeager sold in 2010 are located in Shawnee.
U.S. Bank opens branch at Shawnee grocery
March 16, 2011
U.S. Bank has opened five new in-store branches at area grocery stores, including one in Shawnee, the company announced this month.
Penny’s president moves on to new post
March 16, 2011
David Hoover, former president of Penny’s Concrete Inc. of Shawnee, has joined Concrete Unlimited Construction Inc. of Topeka as its vice president of business development, Concrete Unlimited recently announced.
SMNW announces girls basketball camps
March 16, 2011
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball program will conduct a Spring Academy and two summer camps for girls.
10K for Tin Cans Run scheduled for March 10
March 16, 2011
The third annual 10K for Tin Cans & Kids Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at Barley’s Brewhaus, 11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park.
Wristen: Hawks worth counting on this season
March 16, 2011
Last year it seemed like about 65 or 70 percent of the country picked the Kansas Jayhawks to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. I was one of them, but begrudgingly so.
Three vie for Northwest-area school board seat
March 16, 2011
The three candidates for the Shawnee Mission school board’s Northwest-area seat display stellar resumes and passion for education, though they differ on what issues should take priority.
City announces large-item pickup dates
March 16, 2011
Shawnee has announced dates for this spring’s Tidy Town, the city’s large-item pickup.
Former Mill Valley standout signs with Comets
March 16, 2011
It’s rare for a player who rises to the professional ranks to spend almost his entire soccer life in one area, but former Mill Valley High School standout defender Coady Andrews has done just that.
Maranatha Academy standout Mowrer to take tennis talents to John Brown
March 16, 2011
After being a key contributor for the Maranatha Academy girls tennis team last fall, senior Kellie Mowrer will continue her court performances at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.
Local high school wrestlers recognized with end-of-season honors
March 16, 2011
Local high school wrestling programs have stepped up their game on the state level in recent years, and the 2010-2011 season was no different.
Ray Marsh teacher recognized twice this year
March 16, 2011
Laura Robeson received the Horizon and Brass Bell awards for her first year of teaching
In tiny settlement, Glacial Hills and a well-lived life
March 16, 2011
Celebrating life and enjoying scenery on a recent trip to a small town