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KU proposes even larger tuition increase in response to budget cuts
University now requesting 5 percent increase instead of 4 percent increase proposed last month
June 13, 2016
Kansas University is now proposing a 5 percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year, an even larger hike than the 4 percent increase proposed a month ago.
Kansas attorney general asks court to back off threat to close schools
June 13, 2016
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the state Supreme Court to back off its threat to close public schools over funding inequities, arguing that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have vowed to address the issue in an upcoming special session.
Photos sought of Shawnee men killed in Vietnam War
June 13, 2016
The “Faces Never Forgotten” program, part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C., is seeking photos of 17 of the 49 Johnson County men who died in Vietnam.
Shawnee police arrest disruptive resident
June 13, 2016
During the arrest, the suspect struggled, causing minor injury to one officer.
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce welcomes new face
June 13, 2016
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce recently announced Tim Earp has joined the chamber as a Membership Representative.
Special Olympics Kansas receives huge donation
June 13, 2016
Amerigroup recently donated $25,000 to Special Olympics Kansas, to promote health and wellness programs and provide health screenings to all athletes of the 2016 summer games.
Area Students receive Chamber Foundation scholarship
June 13, 2016
Justin Curto, a graduate of Mill Valley High School, and Danielle Rehor, a graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, were the recipients of this year’s Betty Charlton Scholarship.
Lenexa business seeks future plumbers
June 13, 2016
Anthony Plumbing Heating & Cooling, 15203 W 99th St., Lenexa, will have a job fair 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in hopes of finding future plumbers.
Shawnee FedEx employee looks back as he moves forward
June 13, 2016
Less than a decade ago, Kevin Nichols was loading packages onto trucks from midnight until the wee hours of the morning. Now, he’s the man in charge.
St. James falls in KAMO Shootout quarterfinals
June 13, 2016
With less than three minutes remaining in its KAMO Shootout upper varsity quarterfinal game against Republic (Mo.), St. James found itself down by five with time not on its side as it fell 40-38 in overtime.
SJA alumnus drafted by Pirates
June 13, 2016
Matt Eckelman was lounging around on Saturday when his phone rang. It was the Pittsburgh Pirates notifying him he would be selected with the penultimate pick in the 21st round.
Sister city bond strengthens as German firefighters visit Shawnee
June 13, 2016
The Erfurt, Germany fire department and the Shawnee fire department have a special friendship that “transcends fire service.”