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Benninghoven PTA to offer a peek at kindergarten
September 25, 2012
Preschool-age children 3 years old and up and their parents are invited to Benninghoven Elementary School for a Kindergarten Sneak-A-Peek event at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the school, 6720 Caenen.
Annual Scarecrow Festival scheduled for Oct. 6
02:57 p.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The eighth annual Scarecrow Festival will take space from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive.
Polka on down to annual Oktoberfest event
02:40 p.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee German-American Club is preparing for its 10th annual Oktoberfest celebration, set for 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.
Five Questions: Fall for Kansas
02:38 p.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Events like the Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair and Baldwin City’s Maple Leaf Festival make this region a mecca for autumn attractions.
#ShawneeSports This Week: Sept. 26 to Oct. 2
September 25, 2012
Latest results posted on shawneedispatch.com. Use #ShawneeSports on Twitter to both find and share scores, opinion, photos and videos from sporting events in the area.
Retiring SMSD superintendent says he’ll miss people the most
12:14 p.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee Mission school district Superintendent Gene Johnson will retire next year.
From Colombia to Shawnee, speed skater has kept rolling
September 25, 2012
Age has not slowed Hernan Diaz when it comes to skating.
Cemetery event will bring historical figures back to life
September 25, 2012
Eight historical fitures buried in the Monticello Union Cemetery will be resurrected by re-enactors during Visions of the Past, a 45-minute stroll through the tombstones that will be repeated on the hour between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday
SMN alumni, brothers begin football coaching careers in tandem
11:48 a.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
To understand LaDrew and Landon Murrell’s relationship, know that they were too far apart in age to see each other on the same football field and, still, the competitive juices flowed.
SM Northwest tennis travels to BV Northwest, hosts Maranatha this week
September 25, 2012
SM Northwest returned to competition on Tuesday against Blue Valley North, and will host Maranatha Christian Academy at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday. Stay tuned to shawneedispatch.com for coverage of Thursday’s match in Shawnee.
SMNW soccer’s three-game streak ends with narrow loss to Rockhurst
11:35 a.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Before falling to Rockurst, 1-0, on Monday, the SM Northwest boys soccer team strung together three-straight victories after starting the season 0-3.
One-sport specialization challenges small schools like Maranatha Christian Academy
11:32 a.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
It seems that every year there are fewer three-sport athletes at every level. At one time, there were three-sport athletes on the collegiate level. That era is long gone from the scene. Today, three-sport athletes on the high school level appear to be a dying breed. It is a problem at all high schools, but it is more of a problem at smaller schools like Maranatha Christian Academy.