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Eric Jenkins wins Ward II, Jim Neighbor reelected in Ward I
April 7, 2015
The citizens of Shawnee voted to reelect a long time council member and replace another Tuesday as they voted to elect Jim Neighbor in Ward I and Eric Jenkins in Ward II.
Goodburn, Powers to hold onto seats on Shawnee Mission, De Soto school boards
April 7, 2015
In the only two races involving incumbents on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards, current board members will hold on to their seats for another four years.
Distler becomes first woman elected as Mayor of Shawnee
April 7, 2015
Michelle Distler is the first woman to be elected as Shawnee Mayor, and she can’t believe it. Distler narrowly defeated her fellow city council member Dan Pflumm, earning 3,081 votes to Pflumm’s 2,622, according to the county’s unofficial final results.
Kansas Attorney General criticizes federal home health laws
April 7, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says new federal regulations threaten home health care services in Kansas.
Maranatha girls soccer beats Basehor-Linwood
April 7, 2015
The Maranatha Christian Academy girls soccer team captured a 6-0 non-league victory over visiting Basehor-Linwood on Tuesday evening.
Welcome to Shawnee sign hit in Friday crash
April 7, 2015
The sign welcoming people to the City of Shawnee on Shawnee Mission Parkway just west of Interstate 35 was hit by a suspected drunk driver early Friday morning, destroying half of the sign.
Mill Valley baseball holds on to beat BV North
April 7, 2015
The Mill Valley baseball team captured a 4-1 non-league victory over Blue Valley North on Monday evening at the 3 and 2 Baseball Club Complex.
Mill Valley set to host junior girls soccer clinic
April 7, 2015
The Mill Valley girls soccer team is preparing to host its fourth annual Junior Jaguar Soccer Clinic, which is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the Mill Valley High School soccer stadium.
Burdette throws no-hitter; Maranatha tops Butler
April 7, 2015
Maranatha Christian Academy’s Jace Burdette threw a no-hitter and crushed a two-run home run in an 11-1 victory over Butler on Monday evening, helping the Eagles improve to 4-2 this season.
Kansas governor signs nation’s 1st ban on abortion procedure
April 7, 2015
Kansas became the first state Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.
Senator’s bill on Kansas out-of-district students criticized
April 7, 2015
Critics say that a new Kansas bill to protect current out-of-district students in school districts does not address the problem of state budget cuts.
AT&T GigaPower service expanding in Shawnee, construction concerning residents
April 7, 2015
It wasn’t that long ago Shawnee residents saw Google Fiber begin laying their lines in the front lawns and along busy streets like Quivira Road. Now, AT&T is retracing Google’s steps as they begin to install their own high-speed internet service, AT&T GigaPower. When representatives of AT&T attended a city council meeting late last year, they told the council that they would be better than Google in regards to construction time and disturbance to local residents. That’s something council member Neal Sawyer wanted to hold them to.
Rebuilding Together Shawnee saves woman’s roof
April 7, 2015
The mission of Rebuilding Together Shawnee, a local charity organization, is to keep people dry, safe and warm whenever they can. Last week, they were able to keep a local Shawnee woman dry.