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Five questions: Roll up a sleeve
05:47 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers tips to consider when contemplating getting immunized.
Merriam Aquatic Center to go to the dogs for a day
05:35 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Pooch Paddle, a swimming event for dogs, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Merriam Aquatic Center, 6040 Slater St.
De Soto Days festival going ‘Back to the Future’
05:34 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This year’s De Soto Days festival, featuring a “Back to the Future” theme, will kick off Aug. 30 and run through Sept. 1 at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., where De Soto Days started in 1964.
Insurance agent recognized for customer service
05:32 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
J.D. Power and Associates has recognized Jennifer Williamson, an American Family Insurance agent in Shawnee, for providing outstanding customer service.
Award-winnign magician set to perform at church
05:31 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Devin Henderson, an award-winning magician, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Monticello United Methodist Church, 23860 W. 75th St.
Reception to honor former SM North art teacher
04:46 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Patrons’ Gallery at Shawnee Mission North, 7401 Johnson Drive in Overland Park, will host a reception at 7 p.m. Friday celebrating the new renovations at the gallery and honoring Greg Brantman, a former SM North art teacher who retired in May after 40 years of teaching at the school.
District teachers to receive raises
August 21, 2012
Salary negotiations have come to an end in both De Soto and Shawnee Mission school districts, and it appears things are looking up for certified teachers.
Challenge accepted: Participants hand out 2,400 bottles of water to thirsty community members
04:24 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
If you or someone you know was the recent recipient of a free bottle of water on a hot summer day, that small gesture may have been the result of a Shawnee group’s kindness efforts.
Social media pool: Some districts dive in, some still treading water
12:16 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
In less than three years, the Basehor-Linwood school district’s Facebook page has amassed more than 1,000 “likes,” one for every two students in its buildings. But a few miles away, in Bonner Springs, there is no district Facebook page to be found.
Mill Valley Night Lights ushers in season Friday
August 21, 2012
Mill Valley Night Lights will usher in the 2012 football season with scrimmages from all MVJFCA (K-6), middle school and high school football teams from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
Maranatha Christian Academy Fall 2012 Preview: Young runners seek repeat
10:56 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Competing at the highest level of the Crossroads Conference is always Maranatha Christian Academy’s goal when a season begins. When practice began this month, fall sports teams looked to add to the school’s growing reputation and compete for more state championships by season’s end.
Mill Valley Fall 2012 Preview: Two new coaches helm MVHS teams
10:31 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Two new coaches enter the fold this fall at Mill Valley, while other teams eye deeper postseason runs.
SM North Fall 2012 Preview: Indians seek to improve Sunflower League standing
10:21 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee Mission North is getting closer to becoming a major factor in the Sunflower League, and this fall could be another step in that direction for some of its teams. With new coaches, talented young players and a will to change the standings, the Indians have much to look forward to.
SM Northwest Fall 2012 Preview: Experienced athletes abundant this season
10:18 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
With fall sports kicking off, Shawnee Mission Northwest teams have narrowed down their rosters and are preparing for the grueling competition of another season in the Sunflower League.
St. James Academy Fall 2012 Preview: Volleyball faces tough state title defense
10:13 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 10:55 a.m.
Its volleyball, tennis and boys soccer teams finished No. 1 or No. 2 at state last season and will try to continue those trends while disposing of 5A and 6A competition along the way.
Recruiting expert counsels Mill Valley athletics community
10:10 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Jack Renkens always has perfect examples of poor recruitment strategies strewn throughout the audience. As an expert in that category, he isn’t afraid to point at acquaintances during his speeches and confront their follies.
Match sought for 2-year-old’s bone marrow transplant
August 21, 2012
A bone marrow donor drive to find a match for 2-year-old Bo Macan attracted 162 potential donors.
Bobcats coming out of hiding in Shawnee
August 21, 2012
As a creature approached Greg Arey’s Shawnee home at about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 15, he thought, “Wow, I’d better grab my camera.” Then he joined two other readers who submitted bobcat photos to the Dispatch during the past month.