Archive for Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Shawnee duplex damaged by fire, two families displaced
5:29 p.m., January 30, 2018 Updated 9:50 p.m.
The Shawnee Fire Department is investigating after a duplex caught fire late Tuesday afternoon.

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Aquinas holds off St. James boys hoops, 55-53
January 31, 2018
Despite rallying from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, St. James Academy’s boys basketball team fell to St. Thomas Aquinas, 55-53, after T.J. Williams-Bey’s game-winning jumper with five seconds remaining. Drew Nusbaum scored a game-high 26 points for the Saints. Casey Worley led a trio of St. James players in double figures with 18. Jake Dunsmore and Jack Moellers added 16 and 12 points, respectively.
At a glance: Johnson County Parks & Rec to offer upcoming programs in Shawnee area
January 31, 2018
There are many Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department activities coming up next month in the Shawnee area
Shawnee students recently initiated into KU honor society
January 31, 2018
The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently initiated more than 140 students as new members.
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce to offer social media workshop on Feb. 6
January 31, 2018
Area small businesses have new tools designed to help their businesses grow with the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Exchange program
Mill Valley bowling sweeps meet at Park Lanes
January 31, 2018
The Mill Valley boys and girls bowling teams won Tuesday’s meet at Park Lanes. Kyle Hirner rolled a 549 series to win the boys individual title. Bri Laluk posted a first-place series of 528 to lead the Mill Valley girls squad.
Shawnee Mission school board members provide update on superintendent search
January 31, 2018
The Shawnee Mission School Board of Education met with Ray & Associates, the superintendent search firm consultants on Jan. 20.
Students celebrate national Kindness Challenge with #BrokenArrowRocks
January 31, 2018
Look around, you may just find a glimmer of positivity around you in the most unexpected place.
Boys hoops roundup: MV, DHS, SMNW, MCA earn victories
January 31, 2018
The Mill Valley, De Soto, SM Northwest and Maranatha Christian Academy boys basketball teams were all victorious on Tuesday. Mill Valley won for the third time in the last four games after defeating Blue Valley Southwest, 67-41. The Jaguars have scored at least 67 points in all three victories during the four-game stretch. De Soto got back to the .500 mark with a 71-61 win over Baldwin. The Wildcats jumped out to a 19-8 lead in the first quarter to set the pace early. Shawnee Mission Northwest won its second straight game after outlasting Olathe South, 51-46. Maranatha Christian Academy extended its winning streak to seven games with a 57-53 victory over Sherwood. Shawnee Mission North owned a one-point lead after three quarters, but fell Olathe West, 71-53. St. James Academy erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit, but fell to St. Thomas Aquinas, 55-53, after T.J. Williams-Bey knocked down a game-winning jumper with five seconds remaining. A full recap of the St. James/Aquinas showdown will be posted later today on shawneedispatch.com.
Girls basketball roundup: Mill Valley tops BVSW; SMN ousts Olathe West
January 31, 2018
The Mill Valley girls basketball team pushed its winning streak to five games, and Shawnee Mission North won its second straight game to highlights girls hoops action on Tuesday in the Shawnee area. Mill Valley rolled to a 53-39 win over Blue Valley Southwest, while SM North outlasted Olathe West, 60-51. De Soto’s Mackenzie Shupe netted 20 points, but the Wildcats couldn’t slow down Abby Ogle and Baldwin in a 58-45 loss to the Bulldogs. Maranatha wasn’t able to overcome a slow start in its 51-37 loss to Sherwood.