Archive for Monday, February 17, 2014

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Shawnee Mission sex-ed poster incites battle in Topeka
10:29 p.m., February 17, 2014 Updated 09:34 a.m.
A parent complaint about a poster used as a visual aid in teaching students at Hocker Grove Middle School about human sexuality has made its way to the Statehouse.
Kansas: Dentists blame KanCare for low reimbursements
February 17, 2014
Low reimbursement rates are preventing many dentists from accepting patients covered by Kansas’ managed care plan running Medicaid, with delays in getting paid also contributing to the problem, dentists say.
Mill Valley wrestling repeats as Kaw Valley champs
February 17, 2014
The Mill Valley High wresting team easily defended its Kaw Valley League title from a season ago.
Kansas considers change in teacher licensing
February 17, 2014
Kansas education officials are considering changes to how teachers are licensed in effort to meet a growing demand for technical education courses at high schools.
Johnson Drive Bridge set to close Wednesday
February 17, 2014
It appears Merriam is adhering to the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” when it comes to closing the Johnson Drive Bridge for replacement.
Kansas: Hundreds protest bill opposing gay marriage
February 17, 2014
Shock,” “fear” and “embarrassment” were among the words protesters used Sunday to describe their reaction to legislation that would allow Kansans to cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.
St. Joseph ‘Table and Pasta dinner’ set for March 9
February 17, 2014
The 22nd annual “Table and Pasta dinner” at St. Joseph Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, will be March 9 in McDevitt Hall.
De Soto Art Council offers classes at new art center
February 17, 2014
The De Soto Arts Council will begin offering classes in its new arts center for the city of De Soto and surrounding communities starting Feb. 24.
SMNW girls lifted by Jackson’s three with 18.8 seconds remaining
February 17, 2014
The Shawnee Mission Northwest High girls had the ball with less than a minute remaining at home against Shawnee Mission East and could have elected to hold and take the final shot in its 49-46 victory.
Shawnee’s Heroes Pull set for March 16
06:00 a.m., February 17, 2014 Updated 06:23 a.m.
When it comes to planning new fundraisers in support of Special Olympics Kansas, creativity counts.