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Prairie Ridge to purchase new Smart Boards courtesy of $25,000 Clorox contest win
05:06 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Students and staff at Prairie Ridge Elementary are learning that hard work really does pay off — and, sometimes, to the tune of thousands of dollars.
Health focus: State health officials urge Kansans to test for radon in homes
04:28 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. For nonsmokers, it is the first.
Health focus: Brownback unveils $10M mental health program
04:19 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback early this month proposed a $10 million initiative to boost mental health services to targeted populations.
Health focus: Key to fighting obesity is in small changes, not quick fix
04:06 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
As the first month of the year comes to an end, so do most people’s new year resolutions, many of which are weight-loss related.
Diva Pop Star class for girls scheduled to start Feb. 9
03:44 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Girls ages 5 though 9 will learn jazz dance fundamentals during a Diva Pop Star course to be offered next month at the Academy of Arts, 7451 Quivira Road.
Knitting for Newbies class offered at Civic Centre
03:42 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Knitting for Newbies class on Mondays, Feb. 4-25.
Bee keepers, wannabes urged to attend new class
03:40 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Local bee enthusiasts are buzzing about a new class to be offered at the Shawnee Civic Centre next month.
Five questions: Winter blues?
03:32 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Mental health professionals say feeling down during the winter months may be more than just a case of winter blues.
Races on for City Council, school board, JCCC seats
January 22, 2013
The filing deadline for positions on the Shawnee City Council, local school boards and Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees was Tuesday.
Marbles club’s aim: getting kids unplugged, reconnected
January 22, 2013
To help get kids unplugged and reconnected to fellow humans, Rich Maxwell decided to organize the Shawnee Marbles Club.
Developer says growth back in the picture
January 22, 2013
Jack Waters, a longtime developer in Shawnee, sees the local boom that was cut short by recession returning.
Segale, Pflumm file for Ward 1 seat
January 22, 2013
John Patrick Segale filed for a Ward 1 Shawnee City Council seat on Tuesday after seeing no one else had filed.
Reward offered for information leading to cemetery vandals
January 22, 2013
A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for knocking over and damaging 31 headstones and grave markers recently in cemetaries in the 6000 block of Quivira Road.