Archive for Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Shawnee Mission Park to host family campout
03:44 p.m., July 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District invites the public to take part in this year’s Great American Family Campout by sleeping under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park.
Collecting Marbles’ author offers free event July 14
03:41 p.m., July 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee resident Richard Maxwell, author of the recently published “Collecting Marbles: A Beginner’s Guide,” will conduct a book-signing and marble-playing event at Shawnee Books and Toys, 7411 Quivira Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. July 14.
Academy of Arts offering $10,000 in scholarships
03:37 p.m., July 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary in Shawnee, the Academy of the Arts is giving away more than $10,000 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.
Five questions: Stop summer learning loss
03:32 p.m., July 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Connections Academy, a free online public school, offers tips on how to prevent summer learning loss.
Dream job: De Soto youth yearns for audio engineering career
03:08 p.m., July 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Josh Forshey was 11 years old the day he discovered what he wanted to do when he grew up.
Spotlight in higher education: Adults pursuing advanced degrees have options
July 10, 2012
A number of area educational institutions offer graduate degree programs, many tailored to the needs of their respective geographical areas and their targeted students’ busy schedules.
Donovans have been fixing cars, making friends for 75 years
July 10, 2012
Mayor Jeff Meyers proclaimed July 3 as Donovan’s Service Day.
Kansas has become a ‘growth market’ for lacrosse
July 10, 2012
Shawnee athlete T.J. Phillips — also traveling this summer with the KC Orange, a youth lacrosse showcase team, and playing more summer league with ESB Lacrosse — is among a growing crop of area youths picking up the game at an earlier age than ever before. A sport long associated with the privileged pockets of the East Coast, the “fastest game on two feet” is also the nation’s fastest growing sport.
Shawnee couple celebrates 50th
July 10, 2012
Fred and Jeanne (Doege) Mills of Shawnee are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ward 2 councilman appointed after contentious meeting
July 10, 2012
Alan Willoughby was appointed to the Shawnee City Council on Monday, though most of the attention during a 90-minute selection meeting was focused on one of the other four applicants for the job.
17th District candidate mounts petition drive after filing mix-up
July 10, 2012
Larry Meeker, a former mayor of Lake Quivira, planned to run as a Democrat for the 17th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. But Meeker said he was forced to run as an independent after the Kansas Secretary of State’s office claimed his filing paperwork was never received.
10th District Senate candidates clash on issues
July 10, 2012
It’s not difficult to find differences between 10th District Kansas Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook and Tom Wertz, her challenger in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.
Another dog reportedly bitten by copperhead at SM Park
July 10, 2012
Another dog reportedly was bitten by a copperhead snake in Shawnee Mission Park — less than three weeks after a park official said a similar attack was “nothing to really be concerned about.”
Mill Valley’s Spring chooses Wichita State for softball
July 10, 2012
Kelli Spring, a shortstop on the Mill Valley softball team who has proven her worth in the high school ranks as a two-time all-state performer, will be heading to Wichita State University in 2013.