Archive for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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T-Bones fall to Winnipeg in series opener
July 31, 2012
Getting runners on base wasn’t an issue in the T-Bones’ series opener against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Getting them across the plate, however, proved a little more challenging.
DA’s office investigating alleged open meetings violation
July 31, 2012
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is investigating allegations that Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers and members of the City Council discussed city business in violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Free Summer Concert series continues next week
02:29 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department’s free Summer Concert Series will continue with The Transients at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at West Flanders Park, 55th Street and Nieman Road.
Shawnee Fire Department warns of heightened fire risk
01:40 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee Fire Department is advising residents of a heightened fire risk warning due to “tinderbox” conditions caused by the dry weather and extremely high temperatures.
Five questions: Technical boost
01:27 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recently encouraged high school students to take advantage of free tuition offered through the state’s new Career and Technical Education Act.
Shawnee KU student named to national honor society
01:09 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Jacob DeBrabander of Shawnee has become a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Kansas University recently announced.
Rubber-stamping claim a focus of 39th District race
July 31, 2012
The Republican primary race for the open 39th District seat in the Kansas House pits local attorney Charles Macheers, a conservative, against the more moderate Stephanie Meyer.
Local incumbents winning their money races
July 31, 2012
With a week to go before the Aug. 7 primary election, the incumbents in two local legislative contests were winning the money race.
SM Northwest class coming together again with help from website
12:59 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Preparing for the next reunion of the Shawnee Mission Northwest Class of 1972 used to involve a lot of time “sitting around the table and writing envelopes and sending out mail invitations,” said Richard Boyer, who was the class’ senior vice president.
Guns reportedly taken during pawn shop burglary
July 31, 2012
The owner of a local pawn shop reported that six handguns were among the items taken during an early-morning burglary Tuesday.
Police ask for help in hit-and-run case
July 31, 2012
Shawnee Police are seeking the public’s help in apprehending a hit-and-run driver.
Shawnee 9-year-old a budding track and field star
12:40 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Peyton Wagoner spends hours running around with her neighbors outside her Shawnee home — rather her neighbors spend hours chasing her. It seems a lot of kids are having trouble keeping up with the 9-year-old these days.
SMNW alum to host MMA judging, referee seminar
12:37 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee Mission Northwest alum and current mixed martial arts commentator Sean Wheelock will host an MMA referee and judge training seminar Saturday through Sunday at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Big names turn out for Metro Sports/KC Preps Invitational hoops tourney in Shawnee
12:30 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Metro Sports/KC Prep Invitational held at Okun Fieldhouse this weekend was a hot spot for college recruiters as several talented AAU teams from all over the country came to compete.
Montemayor: Mill Valley’s boys of summer impressive
12:22 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Perhaps the best indication of the Jaguars’ future chances is that 2012 was no flash in the pan. Mill Valley’s 23-4 season punctuated by Kaw Valley League and regional championships wasn’t a result of one or two prodigies passing through but, rather, was part of a bigger picture — one that is playing itself out again this summer.
Carder picks Mannings’ brains at academy
12:20 p.m., July 31, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Alex Carder, now entering his third season as starting quarterback at Western Michigan, received a call from Archie Manning to be a college quarterback counselor and help lead the rest of the more than 1,200 campers. The counselors consisted of NFL position coaches, dozens of high school coaches and 40 current college quarterbacks.
Barbecue sauces’ popularity spreading like wildfire
July 31, 2012
For Shawnee resident John McCone, barbecue started as a hobby, sparked by a Father’s Day gift and stoked by an award in a local competition.
Trampoline park ready for takeoff in Shawnee
July 31, 2012
Shawnee’s reputation as a mecca for youth activities is about to get a big bounce.
Shawnee may use new tool to support Bayer expansion
July 31, 2012
On the heels of the stinging loss of Perceptive Software, Shawnee officials are wielding a new economic development tool to prevent another company from looking elsewhere for headquarters expansion.
Questionnaire: Neal Sawyer, 18th District Kansas House race
July 31, 2012
Questionnaire from Neal Sawyer, the challenger in the Republican primary race for the 18th District Kansas House seat