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Fire department reminds residents to check smoke alarms
07:00 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A5
Daylight savings time started Sunday, and the Shawnee Fire Department is reminding residents that when they change their clocks, they should change the batteries in their smoke alarms.
Montemayor: This is your sports section
06:08 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
For a sports section tasked to write and report about sports in a city of 61,000, it can be both a blessing and, well, a challenge.
A night with the heroes and villains of KCK’s Metro Pro Wrestling
06:02 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Inside the Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kan., 250 rowdy fans wait for this cast of characters to emerge from behind the curtain.
SMNW grad trying out for ultimate frisbee tryout
05:58 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Seth Kotzman, a former Kansas University track athlete and Shawnee Mission Northwest graduate, has been invited to try out for the U.S. U-20 ultimate Frisbee national team.
Cougar Kids wrestlers advance to district tourney
05:57 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Cougar Kids Wrestling Club qualified 13 for Saturday’s District I tournament in Olathe.
Looking ahead at Mill Valley’s spring sports slate
05:53 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
On one field at Mill Valley High School, players play long toss and shag fly balls. On another, players warm up for practice. Across the way, track athletes stretch in preparation for running practice and throwers begin to warm up.
Four Jaguars named to All-KVL basketball team
05:49 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Four Mill Valley basketball players were recently selected to the 2012 Kaw Valley League’s All-League teams.
Former Maranatha runner honored at KU
March 13, 2012
Like most student-athletes at Kansas University, senior distance runner Zach Zarda is plugged into social networks. In fact, before anyone could tell Zarda that he received the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor, the Dr. Gerald Lage award, he stumbled upon a tweet from Kansas Athletics, opened up the link on his phone and discovered that he had been selected for the prestigious award. 
UPDATE: 75th Street exit to close for three months instead of two
04:49 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 04:53 p.m. in print edition on A1
Starting next week, northbound traffic on Interstate 35 will be blocked from exiting onto 75th Street, due to a three-month construction project.
Five questions: Flu still around
Influenza now ‘widespread’ in Kansas
02:47 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment in a press release last week warned influenza is now at its highest level in the state this season and reminded residents vaccines were still available.
Fundraiser to help injured Benninghoven sixth grader
01:51 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Students and staff at Rhein Benninghoven Elementary are banding together to help a student who was hit by a car in January.
JagWire publications nab newsworthy recognition
01:17 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
While the debate continues over the fate of newspapers, some Mill Valley High School students are demonstrating their commitment to journalism in print and online.
City of Shawnee names new finance director
01:14 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee has a new finance director. The city announced Tuesday that city manager Carol Gonzales appointed Maureen Rogers to the position.
Lawrence resident, 29, chronicles life-changing brain injury in new book
06:00 a.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Six years ago, at age 22, Louise Krug suffered from a brain bleed that caused weakness, dizziness, headaches and difficulty with hearing and vision.