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Mix of returners, newcomers take the mat for SM North wrestling
December 2, 2016
After the dynamic Shawnee Mission North wrestling trio of Joe Steve, Cesar Salgado and Nick Carson graduated in the spring, only Alonso Salgado remained as the lone returning state qualifier for the Indians. While SM North coach Tom Peterman has high hopes for the younger Salgado, he is also optimistic about the overall future of the program. Hocker Grove Middle School wrestling coach Joshua Meigs has joined Peterman and SM North assistant Conan McCormack on the coaching staff, and Peterman said he will be a valuable addition.
Two-alarm apartment fire in Lenexa
December 2, 2016
Shawnee firefighters were called to assist the Lenexa Fire Department with an apartment building fire on Friday afternoon.
Several newcomers ready to dive into action for SM North boys swimming
December 2, 2016
Shawnee Mission North boys swim and dive coach Cody Fothergill is encouraged by a large turnout in the first three weeks of practice, especially the number of newcomers.
Faces change, principles remain the same for SM North girls basketball
December 2, 2016
Shawnee Mission North girls basketball coach Brian McIntosh will be sending a whole new starting five out on to the court when the Indians take on Blue Valley West Saturday in their season opener. McIntosh fully realizes that it will be a process to settle on a rotation of players after graduating seven seniors from last season, but he isn’t changing his core principles.
Kaifes comes up clutch in season-opening win for Lady Jags
December 2, 2016
Mill Valley sophomore Claire Kaifes scored six of her 11 points in overtime to fuel the Jaguars to a 44-39 win over Blue Valley Northwest in their Eastern Kansas League debut Thursday.
K-State undergraduate from Shawnee named to cancer research team
December 2, 2016
Martha Nguyen, of Shawnee, was one of 47 Kansas State University students chosen for the school’s prestigious undergraduate research mentoring and award program.
City of Shawnee ready to celebrate ‘Christmas Around Town’ Saturday
December 2, 2016
Help ring in the holiday season by joining your friends and neighbors Saturday at Christmas Around Town. The free event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. in the Shawnee City Hall parking lot, 11110 Johnson Drive.
Santa Claus making way to Country Club Bank in western Shawnee
December 2, 2016
Country Club Bank will ring in the holiday season by welcoming back Santa to its Shawnee Financial Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Johnson County Chorus set to perform ‘Songs of Peace’ concert Sunday
December 2, 2016
Anita Cyrier will conduct the Johnson County Chorus and Choraliers in “Songs of Peace,” a winter choral concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College.