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Shawnee Council member appointed to national committee
04:15 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee City Council member Mickey Sandifer has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2012 Human Development Steering Committee.
City noted for excellence in financial reporting
04:12 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Shawnee.
Five questions: Tax season is here
January 31, 2012
Tuesday was the deadline for employers to make available federal W-2 forms to employees. Michael Devine, Internal Revenue Service spokesman with the agency’s St. Louis office, is encouraging all taxpayers to file returns electronically.
Legos teach building blocks of safe snacking
January 31, 2012
A group of Rhein Benninghoven Elementary students now know the ins and outs of cookie baking safety.
SMNW swimmers nearing state qualifications this week
03:37 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee Mission Northwest swimming and diving team expects to qualify two more teams for state competition during Friday’s Sunflower League championship meet.
Food service manager makes headlines with egg tacos
January 31, 2012
Ella Mae Scott is sure her modified recipe for egg tacos tastes better than any tortilla-wrapped breakfast item McDonald’s has to offer.
SM Northwest boys rally past rivals Friday
03:36 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
It might not show up anywhere on the stat sheet, but the Shawnee Mission Northwest home crowd took notice of Jackson Foth’s first dunk of the season in a 54-47 victory against Shawnee Mission North Friday.
Mill Valley wrestlers finish fourth at weekend Chanute Tournament
03:34 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A trip to the Chanute Tournament last weekend continued the Mill Valley wrestling team’s march toward the postseason.
MVHS bowls notch highest scores of year at Lawrence meet
03:30 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Though they finished third in Lawrence on Thursday, the Mill Valley boys and girls bowling teams continued their inaugural season’s upward trend, each bowling their highest score yet.
SJA second at SMN Invite, place at Garden City event
03:24 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The St. James Academy wrestling team has some athletes wrestling above their classes, against older opponents and — in some cases — against each other.
St. James boys will have several chances to rebound from loss
03:21 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
When top area prep basketball teams like Leavenworth are shooting well, they’re hard to stop. Give them home court advantage, and it’s like trying to stop a steamroller with a paperclip.
National Signing Day approaches for nearly two dozen Shawnee student athletes
03:06 p.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 02:23 p.m.
Up to two dozen Shawnee-area student athletes will sign letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday.
And the Horizon Award goes to … teachers in the Shawnee Mission, De Soto districts
January 31, 2012
Sixth-graders in Andrea Kirkwood’s class describe her as an expert at making sure they don’t soon forget the lessons she’s teaching.
Red-kettle diamond now graces ring to be auctioned for charity
12:00 a.m., January 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
The loose diamond left in a Salvation Army kettle at Christmastime has a new life: as the centerpiece of a ring that may soon be someone’s Valentine.