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Letter: Involved citizens vilified
August 14, 2012
In the article “Open government has become contentious city issue,” city officials talked about how they encourage citizen involvement yet seem to verbally vilify the citizens who do get involved in the process.
Engagement: Cordes-Teefey
August 14, 2012
Jeff and Kathryn Teefey, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kathryn Teefey, to Sean Patrick Cordes, Leawood.
Registration open for 7th annual Wheels event
03:15 p.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Registration is open for the seventh annual Wheels & Dreams, Car, Truck and Bike Show.
Shawnee police cracking down on drunk drivers
03:14 p.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee Police Department is cracking down on drunk driving and other traffic infractions through Labor Day on Sept. 3.
Five questions: ‘Not accidents’
03:12 p.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has started a campaign to drive home an important message: Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 4 through 35 and should be considered a public health crisis.
De Soto, Shawnee Mission approve mill levy decreases
02:43 p.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Two area school boards Monday approved 2012-2013 budgets that include slightly reduced mill levies, meaning a small savings for property owners.
Nervous,’ excited students begin new school year in SMSD
02:39 p.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
As Raven Gast made her way Monday morning through the front doors of Nieman Elementary, the new second-grader had at least one exciting prospect on her mind: a whole school year’s worth of shiny, new class projects.
Alzheimer’s on rise; resources can help
01:59 p.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Three years following their mother’s diagnosis with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Thelen siblings decided they needed to do a little bit more.
Conditioning regimen, returning starters keys for St. James Academy
August 14, 2012
Entering 2012 after losing only five seniors from last year’s team might have the St. James Academy Thunder finally ready to break through that barrier and make it into the playoffs.
Cougars have new coach, new outlook
August 14, 2012
New SM North coach Linn Hibbs — a two-time 4A state champion at Wellington High School, where his teams advanced to 19 consecutive playoff appearances — brings a new system and outlook to the Cougars as they look for a deeper run in the playoffs.
Maranatha faces first full varsity slate with high hopes despite lack of experience
August 14, 2012
Forgive Maranatha Christian Academy football coach Tom Freitag for dreaming big, but he can’t quite shake the potential he sees for the program to grow into something special.
SM North still seeking return to winning ways
August 14, 2012
In last year’s win-or-go-home regular season finale against Leavenworth, the Shawnee Mission North football team had a chance to validate its disappointing season by earning a spot in the postseason as it had a year before. Instead, there was pain. Now, it’s turnaround time, leaders of the team say.
Mill Valley boasts great expectations
August 14, 2012
Mill Valley senior quarterback Skyler Windmiller has some grounds for making bold preseason predictions.
City’s new business liaison thrilled with middleman role
August 14, 2012
As a 280-pound lineman at Wellsville High School and Ottawa University, Dave Holtwick crashed through obstacles to help his teammates win. Now he’s doing the same thing for his new teammates: Shawnee and its businesses.