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SMNW girls, SMN boys advance to tournament title games
January 29, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball and Shawnee Mission North boys hoops both advanced to their respective mid-season tournament championships game with victories Friday night. Both will be in action Saturday as they go for three wins in three days.
Shots don’t fall for Jaguars in loss at Olathe North
January 29, 2016
From the first whistle, the Mill Valley basketball team had to battle uphill as Olathe North took the opening tip before finding RJ Smith for the dunk.
SM North swimming places third at Olathe North Invitational
January 29, 2016
Shawnee Mission North’s boys swim team placed third out of four teams, Friday at the Olathe North Invitational – leaving head coach Cody Fothergill expecting more out of the Indians with the Sunflower League meet next on the schedule.
De Soto school board prepares for superintendent interviews amid statewide shortage
January 29, 2016
The De Soto Board of Education prepared Thursday to review the at least 24 applicants for superintendent. The board met in a special meeting to come to a consensus about characteristics and skills they wanted to see from the district’s next leader, before Friday’s application deadline.
New lane closures next week on I-435 bridge over Midland Drive
January 29, 2016
Construction crews on the Interstate 435 bridge over Midland Drive will begin some new lane closures Saturday night as they repair several lanes on the bridge.
Shawnee Mission North Akalu brothers reflect on successful first year of distance running
January 29, 2016
Shawnee Mission North senior Belesti Akalu was named the Gatorade Kansas Boys Cross Country Runner last week, and it would not have been possible without some encouragement from his brother Alex.
Kansas health department says 390 reporting norovirus after attending Overland Park dinner theater
January 29, 2016
Kansas health officials have expanded the investigation into a norovirus outbreak associated with a suburban Kansas City dinner theater.
Kansas lawmakers approve bill to keep state’s courts open
January 29, 2016
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill to keep the state’s courts open following a legal dispute involving their budget.
MVHS third, SMNW fifth at BV West meet
January 29, 2016
Coming off of meets on Monday and Tuesday, the Shawnee Mission Northwest and Mill Valley, respectively, swim teams were pleased with their results at the Blue Valley West Invitational Thursday afternoon.
Kansas lawmakers discuss shortening legislative session
January 29, 2016
Kansas lawmakers say that legislative sessions need to be curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money.
All Chipotle stores to close part of Feb. 8 for food safety meetings
January 29, 2016
Chipotle says its stores will open several hours later than normal for one day next month so it can hold a meeting following a series of food scares.
Shawnee Mission schools nearly finished with security improvements
January 29, 2016
If a door is left open too long at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, the campus security officer knows.
Shawnee Mission Northwest students volunteer time to package meals
January 29, 2016
On Tuesday night, the sound of a gong reverberated through the main hall of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, followed by a cheer.
SMNW girls, SMN boys hoops win tournament openers
January 29, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s girls basketball and SM North’s boys and girls hoops teams all kicked off their respective mid-season tournaments, Thursday. Here’s a rundown of how they faired.
Kansas high school student told Confederate flag not allowed at school
January 29, 2016
A Kansas high school student who was displaying a Confederate flag on the vehicle he drove to school has been told he can no longer display the flag on school property.