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SM North falls to Winnetonka in overtime
January 21, 2014
Shawnee Mission North High was tied with Winnetonka High (Mo.) with 19 seconds left and had the ball. Michael Weathers brought the ball up the left side of the court, and was trapped in the corner once he crossed midcourt. He tried splitting the defenders and lost the ball.
Shawnee man: Caller posed as officer to collect bogus fine
04:20 p.m., January 21, 2014 Updated 04:20 p.m.
For the second time in about a week, a Shawnee resident reported receiving a call from a man posing as a law enforcement officer seeking payment of an unpaid fine.
Kansas: Topeka panel hears fracking testimony
January 21, 2014
Geologists tell a Kansas House committee that more seismic monitoring in the state could help determine hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is connected to earthquakes.
Bayer HealthCare to expand Shawnee operations
03:28 p.m., January 21, 2014 Updated 03:28 p.m.
Bayer HealthCare officials announced plans on Monday to invest $10 million to improve efficiencies at its St. Joseph, Mo., and Shawnee facilities.
Mill Valley lacrosse looking to add players
January 21, 2014
The Mill Valley Lacrosse Club is beginning its second season and is still looking for players. The club played in the Kansas City Youth Lacrosse League and will have four teams — under-9, under-11, under-13 and under-15.
Shawnee Mission school board member donates $100,000 to support STEM learning, instruction
January 21, 2014
Shawnee Mission Board of Education member Craig Denny and his wife, Terry, are the donors of $100,000 to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, initiatives in the school district.
Kansas: Wichita hits record number of homeless children in schools
January 21, 2014
The number of homeless children in the Wichita school district is expected to set a record this year.
Shawnee parents weigh in on upcoming De Soto enrollment challenges
January 21, 2014
The De Soto school district is what prompted Gina and Erik McCollum to buy a home in Shawnee in October 2012.
Annual Polar Plunge set for Saturday in Shawnee
06:00 a.m., January 21, 2014 Updated 06:00 a.m.
The Special Olympics hold a special place in the heart of Merriam Police Capt. Michael Daniels.
Shawnee recreation department sets ‘Lock of Fun: Princess Style’ program
06:00 a.m., January 21, 2014 Updated 06:00 a.m.
Shawnee Parks & Recreation will host a program titled “Lock of Fun: Princess Style” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.
Bench provides second-quarter spark in SMNW girls comeback victory
January 21, 2014
The Shawnee Mission Northwest High girls opened the 36th annual Truman High tournament against Raytown High (Mo.), and found themselves down by 10 midway through the second quarter before coming back a winning 55-44.