Archive for Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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MAYB hoops tournament coming to Leavenworth
May 4, 2011
Registration is open for the 17th annual Leavenworth County MAYB Basketball Tournament.
Shawnee kicks off 2012 budget process
May 4, 2011
The city’s next budget should be “less dreadful” than in recent years, leaders say.
Northwest tennis tops West
May 4, 2011
The Shawnee Mission Northwest boys tennis team improved its dual record to 13-1 on Monday as it defeated Shawnee Mission West, 8-4.
Jaguars’ streak stops at 10
May 4, 2011
The Mill Valley softball team’s 10-game winning streak came to an end as the Jaguars split with Lansing Tuesday night at Lansing City Park.
Northwest tennis takes 2nd at Sunflower League tourney
May 4, 2011
The Shawnee Mission Northwest boys tennis team continued one of its strongest seasons ever on Thursday by taking second at the Sunflower League Championship Tournament at Harmon Park in Prairie Village.
Kansas Press Association recognizes Dispatch with news, advertising awards
May 4, 2011
The Shawnee Dispatch brought home several awards from this year’s Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence.
School collecting money for homicide victim’s funeral
May 4, 2011
At school or out skateboarding, friends said, Ryder Spillman was the funny guy who broke the ice.
Girl Scouts ConKerr Cancer
May 4, 2011
Fifth-graders sew more than 150 pillowcases for cancer patients
Firm honored for work on historic building
May 4, 2011
A Shawnee construction firm won a national honor for its work on a historic building, the Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced.
Courtyard by Marriott wins company award
May 4, 2011
For the fifth year in a row, the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Shawnee has been recognized by Marriott International as a brand leader in guest service excellence with a coveted Gold Award.
Message of resident’s book: Be prepared
May 4, 2011
Did you know that, in a dire emergency, you can boil and drink the water from your toilet tank? And that if gas and electricity are off, you can use your barbecue grill to boil it as long as you have fuel?
League to honor former chairwoman
May 4, 2011
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will present its Making Democracy Work Award to former county chairwoman Annabeth Surbaugh.
Officials confirm three cases of measles, contacting hundreds who may have been exposed
May 4, 2011
The Johnson County Health Department has confirmed two additional cases of measles in the county, bringing the total to three, officials announced Monday.
Transit center will connect to Shawnee corridors
May 4, 2011
Johnson County Transit, in partnership with the cities of Mission, Overland Park and Roeland Park, is building a new transit center to serve as the northeast Johnson County transit hub for public transportation services, the county announced last week.
Committee announces parade theme, new entry category
May 4, 2011
The Old Shawnee Days Committee has announced this year’s theme, as well as the creation of a new award category for participants of the annual Old Shawnee Days Parade.
Charity plans golf tourney for building fund
Increasing awareness about heart health is secondary goal of upcoming event
May 4, 2011
Shawnee Community Services is planning a golf tournament to raise awareness about heart disease and money for its building fund — a renewed priority after plans to expand fell through.
Talk to chronicle area’s immigrant settlers
May 4, 2011
If, like most Americans, your ancestors came to the United States from another part of the globe, you won’t want to miss next week’s Speakers Series at Shawnee Town Museum.
Junior-senior prom memories remain vivid with one key exception
May 4, 2011
For the past several weekends we’ve seen them around town: the stretch limousines, hauling teen-aged revelers to one or another of their high school proms. I’ve been thinking some of late about my own experience with the junior-senior prom and I have to admit that it has exposed a troublesome gap in my memory.
Shawnee stays bike-friendly
May 4, 2011
The American League of Bicyclists again has awarded the Shawnee a Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze level award.
Horizon Elementary named Kansas City’s ‘Kindest School’
May 4, 2011
USD 232 school is the first recipient of the award
Rugby club attracts high school players from across county
May 4, 2011
De Soto teacher creates club to introduce area students to the sport
Eighth-grader’s donation to Locks of Love honors former Shawnee volunteer
May 4, 2011
Trailridge student donates a foot of hair in memory of Shawnee volunteer
Big Biscuit now serving at Shawnee location
May 4, 2011
The Big Biscuit is now dishing up breakfast (and lunch) at 12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee.
SMNW senior semifinalist for ‘Huggable Heroes’ nod
May 4, 2011
After starting non-profit organization, Jonathan Gregory is a semifinalist for the Build-A-Bear award
Celebrating Mom: Mother’s Day history dates to early 1900s
May 4, 2011
Mother’s Day history dates to early 1900s
Sieperda, Hamner power Jags to 10th win
May 4, 2011
Through 11 games this season, only one opponent has slowed down the Mill Valley girls soccer team, and none have stopped the Jaguars.
Brunson, Mings selected to football all-star games
May 4, 2011
Two Shawnee high school football players have been selected to participate in the 19th Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Six MVHS seniors finalize decisions on college sports
May 4, 2011
Ryan Hodges was a mainstay in the Mill Valley wrestling team’s varsity lineup throughout his four-year career. Now that his high school career is over, he plans to continue wrestling.
Kansas Sampler Festival May 7-8 in Leavenworth
May 4, 2011
More than 150 Kansas communities to attend state’s largest outdoor travel show
Senior citizens welcome at Ambassadors meeting
May 4, 2011
Blood pressure checks and potluck luncheon offered during May 9 meeting
Jags’ Brigham, Strickland shine at Blazer Invitational
Javelin standout Garton launches 224-footer
May 4, 2011
The Mill Valley girls track team was denied a first-place team finish for the first time this season when the Jaguars placed fourth out of eight teams Friday at the Gardner-Edgerton Blazer Invitational.
Kotzman, Northwest boys take top honors at Seaman Relays
May 4, 2011
Fresh off of its Kansas Cup-winning performance at the Kansas Relays, the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys track team captured another meet championship Friday at the Seaman Relays.
Library seeks nominations for annual awards
May 4, 2011
Johnson County Library Foundation looking for nominations for the 2011 Pinnacle Awards
A day for downtown
Annual Beauty and the Best event shifts focus to businesses
May 4, 2011
In the past, volunteers picked up trash and planted flowers during Shawnee’s Beauty and the Best event, a team effort to get downtown presentable for summer. Downtown doesn’t need as much shining up as it once did, but that’s a good problem.
MVHS weathers tough stretch, earns split with rival Lansing
May 4, 2011
Even as the Mill Valley baseball team was piling up victories early in the season, Jaguars coach Jeff Strickland maintained that the toughest part of the regular season slate remained at the end.
A sober reminder delivered before prom
May 4, 2011
Mill Valley High School club, Shawnee police demonstrate effects, dangers of DUIs
‘Pay-to-play’ fee approved, but details still lacking
May 4, 2011
Fee’s implementation to be discussed at May 9 school board meeting