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De Soto district encouraged by school finance ruling
03:54 p.m., January 15, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
De Soto school district officials say they are encouraged by Friday’s court ruling that the Kansas Legislature has violated its constitutional duty to provide suitable funding for public schools. But there may be a long way to go before schools see any increase in state aid, said Superintendent Doug Sumner.
Shawnee students head to White House with Allegro choir
03:45 p.m., January 15, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
As members of Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, good friends Chloe Stewart and Erin Stout, both of Shawnee, have gotten the chance to travel to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas and even St. Peter’s Basilica in Italy.
Shawnee mother, Realtor finds time for faith, acting on film
03:37 p.m., January 15, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
On any given day, Anita Cordell of Shawnee has a full plate.
Five questions: Parents as teachers
02:50 p.m., January 15, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Parents as Teachers provides services for families with children ages 3 and under. Donna Higbee, certified parent educator for Wyandotte County, talks about the 25-year-old program.
Shawnee calendars of events
January 15, 2013
What’s going on around town this week?
City’s building pace accelerated in 2012
January 15, 2013
Residential and commercial construction in the city continued to thaw in 2012, according to year-end figures from Shawnee City Hall.
Praeger: Politicians playing ‘dangerous’ insurance game
January 15, 2013
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger didn’t name names in describing the “dangerous game” being played with implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in the state.
Letter: Shawnee’s finest
January 15, 2013
Last fall, I had the honor of being chosen to attend the Shawnee Citizen Police Academy. It was one of the greatest honors I’ve ever received.
Incumbents outnumber new faces in bids for seats on SMSD, De Soto school boards
January 15, 2013
The race is on for one at-large seat on the Shawnee Mission school board.
St. James freshman Tujague wins Bobcat Classic title, Thunder third overall
11:10 a.m., January 15, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
There are good first impressions and then there are seasons like that of St. James Academy freshman Stephen Tujague of Shawnee.
Ellis fifth, Jaguars 16th at Newton wrestling tournament
January 15, 2013
Mill Valley’s Jake Ellis led all Jaguar wrestlers with a fifth-place finish at 145 pounds at the Newton Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
Earning it all back and more: SMNW junior rises in wrestling ranks, seeks redemption
10:48 a.m., January 15, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
SM Northwest junior LaPhonso McKinnis once stole whatever he could get his hands on — that is until his lifestyle caught up with him. Now, his grades improving and having won two straight wrestling tournaments, he’s earning what he wants. Now, McKinnis has nothing to hide. By Stephen Montemayor
Shopping center incentives advance
January 15, 2013
The Shawnee City Council on Monday established a tax increment financing district for the proposed $16.5 million redevelopment of Shawnee Parkway Plaza, a long-stagnant shopping center at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm Road.
Startup to manufacture 250 jobs in Shawnee
January 15, 2013
The Shawnee Economic Development Council is ringing in 2013 with good news — a welcome change after last year’s announcement that Perceptive Software will move its nearly 700-job headquarters to Lenexa.
SM Northwest girls defeated in Truman Tournament’s first round
January 15, 2013
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team’s bid to repeat last year’s Truman Tournament title ended in the first round on Monday as Lee’s Summit North defeated the Cougars, 67-50.