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Students invited to apply for Becky NIcks Scholarship
10:39 p.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Old Shawnee Days Committee is offering a $1,000 Becky Nicks Scholarship to be awarded to a Shawnee high school junior or senior.
Local auto center refurbishes SUV for mom without wheels
10:34 p.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
For the second time, Weaver’s Auto Center has provided a refurbished vehicle to a recipient in need through a national program called Recycled Rides.
Man receives life sentence for for 2010 Shawnee murder
10:22 p.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A 26-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced to life in prison for the August 2010 shooting death of Chris Dotson, 22, Shawnee.
Siren song of the garden: ‘This year will be different’
April 9, 2013
I think it’s about time I got my hands in the dirt again. I mean, after all, here it is the middle of April, winter has basically done its worst, and the planters out on the deck are calling me. “Come on,” they are saying, “this year it will be different.”
Election recap: Neighbor to stay on SMSD board; Thomas gracious about defeat in De Soto
10:59 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
After last week’s Shawnee Mission and De Soto school board elections, one incumbent will hold on to her seat and one must relinquish hers.
Newtown inspires new approach to defending students
10:55 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Ever since the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, area police departments and school districts have been collaborating on a small scale to evaluate safety measures in schools.
Firm owned by official’s father robbed, vandalized
10:49 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee City Councilwoman Michelle Distler ran unopposed for re-election this year. But election night didn’t bring smooth sailing for everyone in Distler’s family.
Sikhs invite community to enjoy parade, free food
10:28 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee Sikh community invites the general public to join it for a parade and other events associated with the faith’s annual Vaisakhi celebration.
Wellness retreat to focus on physical, emotional fitness
10:24 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Shawnee Park Christian Church, 16500 Midland Drive, will host the Reach into Wellness Spring Retreat on Saturday, April 27.
Mill Valley’s double play: Twin sophomores a natural fit as pitcher, catcher combo
April 9, 2013
Tony Myers still has to shake his head and laugh sometimes when he watches his twin daughters, Mill Valley sophomores Lacie and Lexie Myers, play softball. Few sports are more conducive for a set of twins to take the field simultaneously, as each afternoon the sisters continue a pastime they took up as 8-year-olds: playing catch.
Kansas Legislature passes sweeping anti-abortion bill
10:22 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
First they passed a series of gun rights bills. Now, the conservative Republican majorities in both houses of the Kansas Legislature have passed sweeping anti-abortion legislation.
Erfurt Park includes touches inspired by German sister city
10:16 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Visitors from Erfurt, Germany, which became Shawnee’s third sister city 20 years ago, won’t have to be out standing in their field much longer.
Sports This Week: April 10-April 16
April 9, 2013
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St. James baseball seeking end to two-game slide on Tuesday
April 9, 2013
St. James Academy’s baseball team will seek to halt a two-game slide when it hosts Rockhurst at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
St. James softball starts season 1-1
April 9, 2013
The St. James Academy softball team split its season-opener against Spring Hill on April 4. Junior Cydney Barrick pitched a complete game in a 6-3 opening win.