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SM North tennis opens season with tough test in BV West
March 28, 2016
Shawnee Mission North’s boys tennis team took the court for its first match of the season on Monday against defending Class 5A champion Blue Valley West. The Indians were unable to win a match against the Jaguars, but gained some valuable experience it their season opener.
Library seeks input for future Monticello branch
March 28, 2016
The Johnson County Library will have an event to seek input on what will be included in the Monticello branch of the library.
Kansas Democrats file protest over school finance bill
March 28, 2016
Democrats in the Kansas House and Senate have filed a formal protest against a bill passed last week in the Republican-dominated Legislature in response to a state Supreme Court ruling that the state’s school funding is inequitable.
Kansas weighing rules for handling eyewitnesses to crimes
March 28, 2016
Topeka resident Joe Jones was walking early one August morning in 1985 when he was stopped by a police officer because he fit the description of someone who assaulted a woman the day before. Jones was arrested that day and convicted the next year. He spent more than six years in prison before being exonerated through DNA evidence.
Mayor’s quarterly events begin this week
March 28, 2016
Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler will host Quarterly Q&A 7-8 p.m. at Pizza West, 5436 Roberts St., on four Thursdays this year, beginning March 31.
Shawnee programs combining running, character development increasing in popularity
March 28, 2016
Programs like Girls on the Run that combine character development with running are becoming more popular at area elementary schools.