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Shawnee Mission agrees to apologize, reform in settling ACLU free-speech lawsuit  Kansas City Star

Shawnee Mission Schools was sued last year for violating students' First Amendment rights during a National School Walkout Day supporting gun law reform.



Gun found in car at Shawnee Mission North High School, OP police arrest student  The Kansas City Star

A 17-year-old Shawnee Mission North High School student was arrested after a gun was found in his car outside the school in Overland Park.



Shawnee Mission North basketball team works to improve in final week of preseason practice  The Dispatch

After a day off due to a snow day, the Shawnee Mission North boys' basketball team began its final week of preseason practices Tuesday. Following Tuesday ...



Shawnee Mission North grad, new father dies of cancer just before his 21st birthday  The Kansas City Star

Tyler Burnett, a former athlete and student at Shawnee Mission North, died Sunday. He was diagnosed with stage 4 clear-cell sarcoma this June. He had a ...



Shawnee Mission district settles ACLU free speech lawsuit  Kansas City Star

Shawnee Mission school board voted on settling an ACLU suit alleging the district violated students' First Amendment rights. School officials had stopped a rally ...



Shawnee Mission North volleyball team sweeps Turner High in three sets  The Dispatch

Kansas City, Kan. — The Shawnee Mission North High School volleyball team traveled to Kansas City Wednesday to face Turner High School. In a best-of-five ...



Shawnee Mission school leaders under review over complaints they stopped students' free speech  Kansas City Star

Shawnee Mission School District officials are looking into student complaints that administrators at Shawnee Mission North High School and Hocker Grove ...



Shawnee Mission schools ‘doubling down’ as free speech lawsuit escalates  The Kansas City Star

Shawnee Mission School District “doubled down” over a lawsuit ACLU filed alleging violations of students' right to free speech. The district wants the case ...



ACLU sues Shawnee Mission over students' free speech rights  The Kansas City Star

ACLU is suing the Shawnee Mission School District over students' free speech rights. The group says rights were violated in April during National Student ...



Nearly 15 years after retiring, 'Coach Wags' keeps training Shawnee Mission student-athletes  Shawnee Mission Post

When someone is inducted into a hall of fame, that typically means he or she is either retired or long gone. But Bernadette Wagner, a gymnastics and track ...



Shawnee Mission schools on the wrong side of free speech lawsuit. It’s time to apologize  The Kansas City Star

The Shawnee Mission School District is facing a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and students whose free-speech rights were violated during protests in April.



Merriam teen missing since Friday found safe  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

MERRIAM, Kan. -- Merriam police say they are looking for 15-year-old Preston Ladd, who has not been seen since Friday afternoon. Police say he has brown ...



Shawnee Mission Northwest, De Soto, fall in semifinals of Janice Van Gorp volleyball tournament  The Dispatch

The Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee Mission North High School, Mill Valley High School, and De Soto High School volleyball teams met at ...



Shawnee Mission School Board updated on free speech investigation. Many not satisfied  Kansas City Star

Shawnee Mission School Board gets report on district investigation regarding students' free speech and what happened during National School Walkout.



Shawnee Mission North defends Indian mascot amid criticism  Kansas City Star

Some Lawrence students say Shawnee Mission North's Indian mascot is disrespectful to Native American culture.



Gen. Myers returns home to Shawnee Mission North to tout program for first-generation college students  Shawnee Mission Post

The nation's former top military commander returned to his high school alma mater Monday to publicize a new program aimed at helping future first-generation ...



ACLU of Kansas investigating after claims SMSD students were censored during walkouts  KMBC Kansas City

The district admits some of the events at Shawnee Mission North High School and Hocker Grove Middle did not go as planned.



Shawnee Mission School District apologizes, reviews censorship complaints  The Dispatch

The Shawnee Mission School District has apologized after allegations of censorship surfaced during recent protests. The district sent a letter to parents and ...



Shawnee Mission high school student becomes second teen to join Kansas governor race  Kansas City Star

Tyler Ruzich, a nearly 17-year-old student at Shawnee Mission North, has joined the race for Kansas governor.



NBA superstar LeBron James gives Shawnee Mission North basketball players an unforgettable surprise  fox4kc.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The season of gift-giving is here. A metro high school basketball team received presents they'll never forget, and they came from an ...



Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School  Lawrence Journal World

A banner outside of Lawrence High School's main gymnasium featuring Shawnee Mission North High School's mascot, an Indian chief i.



Shawnee Mission leader targeted in ACLU free-speech suit leaves for new KC charter  The Kansas City Star

A Shawnee Mission administrator mentioned in an ACLU lawsuit over students' free speech rights has resigned. Alisha Gripp, an associate principal at Hocker ...



How Many Celebrities Can You Recognize From These Yearbook Photos?  WRAL.com

The end of summer inevitably means its time for kids to head back to school -- and find the perfect outfit to make a first impression. But perhaps even more ...



Shawnee Mission North Navy JROTC competing for national championship for 13th consecutive year  KMBC Kansas City

Honor: Courage: Commitment: The Shawnee Mission North Navy JROTC has built a winning tradition of excellence.



Kansas City students' free speech, free press lawsuit to proceed  KSNT News

A federal judge cleared the way Monday for a lawsuit to proceed against a Kansas City-area school district accused of violating students' free speech and free ...



No laughing matter: GOP teens garner 3,700 votes in tight KS gubernatorial primary  41 Action News Kansas City

Joseph Tutera Jr. and Tyler Ruzich, both 17-years-old, were not old enough to vote in this year's Kansas gubernatorial primary.



Shawnee Mission North’s valuable Thomas Hart Benton painting may go on display soon  Kansas City Star

The valuable Thomas Hart Benton painting that disappeared from a library wall at Shawnee Mission North High School years ago could be back in the public ...



Merriam to break ground on community center it hopes to open in 2020  The Kansas City Star

After of summer of debate over the size of a new outdoor pool, Merriam will break ground Aug. 30 on a $30 million community center it hopes to open by the ...



Shawnee Mission North teacher draws suspension  KMBC Kansas City

A Shawnee Mission North High School teacher has a hearing Wednesday about his suspension for comments made in class.



KU to honor 194 seniors from Shawnee Mission high schools  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Students from five Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.



SM North football alumni revisit glory days, including magical 1969 season  Kansas City Star

Former football players from the school are gathering this weekend, including a 45-year reunion of seniors on the 1969 team that won state title in Kansas' first ...



Virgil John (Bubby) Corbin  GardnerEDGE

Virgil John “Bubby” Corbin, 72, Paola, Kansas passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Celebration of Life ...



New coach to be named at Leavenworth  Leavenworth Times

The Leavenworth High School Pioneers boys' basketball program will have a new varsity head coach next season for the first time in 35 years. Prentes Potts will ...



Longtime Blue Valley principal/administrator lands new job  Kansas City Business Journal

The Blue Valley School District will lose one of its key administrators when the school year ends. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Tony Lake will ...



Glenn, Park Double as Blue Valley West Clinches Kansas 6A Boys Title  SwimSwam

Blue Valley West's victory was led by senior Jonah Park and sophomore Kevin Glenn, each of whom left Cap Fed with 2 individual titles, as well as a State ...



Shawnee Mission School District’s Thomas Hart Benton painting finds a home at the Nelson  Kansas City Star

After being locked away for years, a Thomas Hart Benton painting purchased in 1957 as a class gift by Shawnee Mission High School students has found a new ...



Teens running for Kansas governor was cute — until Kobach won  The Kansas City Star

Teen candidates running for Kansas governor seemed like an intriguing novelty. But now that the primary is over, the real-life consequence of their activism is ...



OSU's Weathers Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor  247Sports

STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State basketball redshirt sophomore Michael Weathers plead guilty today in the Payne County Court House to knowingly concealing ...



SM North’s Belesti Akalu is The Star’s All-Metro cross country boys runner of the year  Kansas City Star

The first time Belesti Akalu ran with his future Shawnee Mission North High School cross country teammates, his knees hurt and he did not return for nearly two ...



City of Topeka hires Kansas native as new finance director  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas native Jessica Lamendola was recently hired as the city of Topeka's new administrative and financial services director. She starts work March 4.



Michael Weathers - 2017-18  Oklahoma State Athletics

2017-18 Oklahoma State • Will redshirt the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules. 2016-17 Miami (Ohio) • Named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) ...



Michael Weathers Suspended, Faces Felony Grand Larceny Charge  247Sports

Michael Weathers has been suspended indefinitely as he faces felony grand larceny charges.



Ruling: Students' free speech, free press lawsuit to proceed  Washington Times

A federal judge cleared the way Monday for a lawsuit to proceed against a Kansas City-area school district accused of violating students' free speech and free ...



Students artists create buttons for SevenDays ‘Make a Ripple, Change the World’ event  Kansas City Star

The artwork of eight local students will be part of the 2018 SevenDays “Make a Ripple, Change the World” event, an observance created to embrace kindness ...



Six teenagers are running for governor in Kansas, and suddenly this doesn’t seem so preposterous  The Washington Post

In Parkland, kids are lobbying the government. These boys want to be the government.



They can't vote, but these Kansas teens are running for governor  ABC News

A loophole in the eligibility requirements to run for state office in Kansas has ushered in a young crop of candidates: four teenagers who filed candidacies in ...



As third teen joins Kansas governor race, consider this: No rule says a dog can’t run  Kansas City Star

A third teenager has decided to jump into the race to become governor of Kansas. But even as 17-year-old Ethan Randleas of Wichita says he will join fellow ...



Kansas State University President Richard Myers voices concern over state higher education cuts  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The price of a college education is threatening to get out of range for many people, Kansas State University President Richard Myers said Thursday.Speaking at ...



Myers, Dr. Dennis T. 1945-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AGENCY, Mo. Dr. Dennis T. Myers, D.D.S., 72, of Agency, formerly of Parkville, Missouri, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2018, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital, ...



Lindbergh schools' new superintendent comes from Kansas  STLtoday.com

Tony Lake, chief operations officer of Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan., will take the helm in Lindbergh July 1.



Kent 'Sandy' Kirkwood Ward | Obituaries  Buffalo Bulletin

Kent (Sandy) Kirkwood Ward, aged 71 of Buffalo, died Oct. 14, 2018. After a valiant battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully at dawn, in his home, ...



Duquesne's Marcus Weathers eager to forge path out of twin brother's shadow  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Look at the list of top scorers in Shawnee Mission North High School's boys basketball history, and you'll find Marcus Weathers — 1,230 points — at No. 2.



Merrill, Cole D. 1973-2018  News-Press Now

CAMERON, Mo. Cole Damon Merrill, 45, Cameron, passed away on Sept. 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Cole was born March 4, 1973, ...



Shawnee Mission Northwest's new principal has passion for education  Shawnee Dispatch

Lisa Gruman doesn't need to say how passionate she is about what she does for a living. That's clear within a few minutes of speaking to Shawnee Mission ...



Teen faces 13 years in prison for 'senseless killing' in KCK schoolyard  Shawnee Dispatch

A teen will who fatally shot a Shawnee Mission North High School student in a schoolyard fight will face more than 13 years in prison, a judge ruled Friday.



M. Kay Harris, 71, cofounded the noted Inside-Out Prison Exchange program  Philly.com

M. Kay Harris, 71, formerly of Elkins Park, an associate professor emerita at Temple University who helped create and develop the noted Inside-Out Prison ...



Three teens are running for governor of Kansas  41 Action News Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two teens from Wichita and one from Shawnee Mission North High School all have prom to prepare for this year, classes like AP Physics ...



Headlines for Wednesday, April 25, 2018  kansaspublicradio.org

These are the latest news headlines for our area from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.



Swope Park Soccer Village now has lost both its marquee tenants  Kansas City Business Journal

After just two seasons of play at Swope Park Soccer Village, the Swope Park Rangers will be playing their 2018 season elsewhere, just months after the facility's ...



Shawnee Mission school board Position 1: Sara Goodburn  Shawnee Dispatch

Three candidates are in the running for the Shawnee Mission school board's Position 1 seat recently vacated by Susan Metsker. The covers the Shawnee ...



High school candidates for Kansas governor not shy around controversial issues  The Hutchinson News

LAWRENCE — Four Kansas high school students campaigning for governor spoke directly to peers Thursday in an issue-saturated forum of possible ...



Merriam police ask for help in finding missing 15-year-old boy  KMBC Kansas City

Preston Ladd last seen Friday afternoon at Shawnee Mission North High School.



For young Kansas teens wanting to run for governor, the end could be near  Kansas City Star

Time may be running out for underage teens with an eye on the Kansas governor's office. After six teenagers joined the 2018 governor's race, lawmakers are ...



Voter registration deadline looms Oct. 17  Kansas City Star

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 17 in Johnson County. Plus, more items of community interest.



Shawnee Mission makes it easier for students to report bullying  KMBC Kansas City

Extreme cases of bullying in schools continue to make headlines, but much of the bullying through social media still goes on in the shadows. The Shawnee ...



Heading Into Second Heart Transplant, Kansas City Woman Remembers Her First Donor  KCUR

On day 20 of her stay in the cardiac intensive care unit at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kari Alejandre posted on her Facebook page, “I'm.



Teenage victims of Overland Park double homicide are identified  Kansas City Star

Two young men in their late teens were the victims of a Tuesday night double homicide in northern Overland Park, police said Wednesday. Police identified ...



Who's running for Kansas governor? An up-to-date guide  Manhattan Mercury

The 2018 campaign for Kansas governor has produced a large field of candidates — from elected officials, businessmen and even high schoolers.



Q&A: Nathan Darrow of ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Gotham’ returns to hometown KC as Hamlet  Kansas City Star

Nathan Darrow, known for roles on “House of Cards” and “Gotham,” is back in Kansas City to star in the Shakespeare Festival's production of “Hamlet.”



Second teen gubernatorial candidate will be 18 in time for general election  Topeka Capital Journal

Democrats and Republicans both could end up with a teenager on their gubernatorial primary ballots next summer after a second high school student joined the ...



Thomas Jack Armstrong Jr., 86  Lakenewsonline.com

Thomas Jack Armstrong, Jr., 86, finally met something he couldn't fix and passed away from heart failure on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Sherman, Texas.



Teens brought gun to fistfight, killed SMN student  Shawnee Dispatch

Ryder Spillman walked to the school playground, alone and raring to fight. Shane Reed handed his cousin Stephen Reed a pistol, and Stephen pulled the ...



‘I’m Not a Career Politician’: 6 Teenagers Run for Kansas Governor  The New York Times

Six young men, ages 16, 17 and 18, are running for governor in Kansas, and they want to be taken seriously.



Angus the dog tries to run for Kansas governor. Kobach’s office: Down, boy!  Kansas City Star

A Kansas man's attempt to have his dog run for governor appears to have fallen short. The Hutchinson News reported Monday that Angus P. Woolley, ...



Gold Key winner, longtime SM Northwest teacher credits students with success  The Dispatch

Susan Massy received some simple advice from a high school English teacher years ago that she's never forgotten: “There's always room for the best. Go be the ...



Gale 'Kansas Comet' Sayers and Gen. James D. Latham honored at home for life and service  Lawrence Journal World

Topeka ? Gale Sayers, the star running back nicknamed the “Kansas Comet,” during his career at the University of Kansas in the early 1960s, returned to an ...



John Roberts  Bucks County Courier Times

John Roberts lost his courageous battle with cancer Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, surrounded by family at home. He was 61.John was born in Kansas City, Kan., the ...



Hardback school yearbooks thrive even in the digital 21st century  Kansas City Star

Even in a digital age, printed high school yearbooks still reign and last as treasured keepsakes. Meet some of the students who put out the yearbooks, and why ...



USD announces football signing class | College sports  Sioux City Journal

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota's haul in December's early football signing period added mainly offensive and defensive linemen to the Coyotes' fold.



USD 416 fills two administrator positions for next year  Miami County Republic

LOUISBURG — There were two positions to fill in the Louisburg school district after the announcement of longtime educator Pam Best's retirement. Both those ...



NJROTC cadets compete in Area Nine Championship Drill Meet  Therogersvillereview

ROGERSVILLE—Cadets from Cherokee High School's NJROTC competed in the 2017 NJROTC Area Nine Championship Drill Meet hosted by Cocke County ...



SMSD proposes five school closures; Shawanoe included in list  Shawnee Dispatch

Shawnee Mission USD 512 could expect $3 million a year savings if proposals to close five schools, including Shawanoe Elementary, are accepted in ...



Selzer, Barnett angling to be GOP alternatives for Kansas governor  The Kansas City Star

Despite polling in the single digits, Ken Selzer and Jim Barnett are angling to be alternatives for Kansas governor in the crowded GOP field.



Kansas House advances bill setting age limit for statewide candidates  Lawrence Journal World

Topeka ? The Kansas House gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill that would establish a minimum age for people to run for statewide elected office.



An up-to-date guide on governor race  Hays Daily News

The 2018 campaign for Kansas governor has produced a large field of candidates — from elected officials, businessmen and even high schoolers. The race for ...



Overland Park police make arrest in double homicide  Kansas City Star

An 18-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was arrested Monday for first-degree murder in a double homicide case that police have said is linked to a third homicide ...



KU announces 2017-18 student orientation assistants  KU Today

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 24 orientation assistants for the 2017-2018 year.



Gary Dale Hanes  Trenton Republican Times

Gary Dale Hanes, a 56-year-old Trenton resident, died at 4:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Funeral services will ...



Six teens are running for governor in Kansas, and suddenly it doesn’t seem so preposterous  The Mercury News

By Monica Hesse | Washington Post. MERRIAM, Kan. — A report from the Midwest, where a gangly hope has arrived in the form of children enrobed in various ...



Three Olathe high schools to have new principals next year  Kansas City Star

Changes in leadership are slated for three of the Olathe School District's four high schools when classes begin next year. Olathe South High School Principal ...



OSU Men's Basketball signs MAC Freshman of the Year Michael Weathers  KTUL

Michael Weathers, the 2016-17 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, became the first addition of the Mike Boynton era when he signed with the ...



Fort Hays State University announces scholarship awards for 2018-19  Hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University have been announced by ...



Eudora hires commander from Prairie Village Police Department as police chief  Lawrence Journal World

A commander in the Prairie Village Police Department has been hired to be the next Eudora police chief.Eudora City Manager Barack Matite announced Tue.



2016-17 Women of Distinction Calendar honors KU leaders  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Twenty-three women with ties to the University of Kansas are featured in the 2016-2017 Women of Distinction calendar. The Emily Taylor Center ...



Jason Sudeikis coming back to KC to help his old buddy raise money for a good cause  Kansas City Star

Thundergong! is a comedy and music event in Kansas City Nov. 12 to raise money for Steps of Faith, which helps people pay for prosthetic limbs. Fred Armisen ...



KC native Nathan Darrow of ‘Gotham,’ ‘House of Cards’ returning home to star in Shakespeare Fest’s...  Kansas City Star

Nathan Darrow, a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School, will star in “Hamlet” for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival from June 13 to July 2, ...



In memoriam through June 9: Three KC fashion and art icons and a beloved chef  Kansas City Star

Three KC fashion and art icons died this past week: Kate Spade, David Douglas Duncan and Michael Vollbracht. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, like Spade, ...



Kansas City Bass Evangelist Spreads Love For The 'Deep, Dark Voice'  KCUR

Kansas City audiences might know Johnny Hamil from his funky bass lines in the band Mr. Marco's V7 . But Hamil is also a music teacher and a one-man.



A Murder in Kansas Shatters the New American Dream  WIRED

When Indian tech worker Srinivas Kuchibhotla is fatally shot in Kansas, the immigrant community grieves—and reconsiders its place in America.



Did you know Dr. Phil played TU football and lost 100-6 ?  kfor.com

4 Minutes and 9 seconds is where Dr. Phil discusses his loss against Houston) OKLAHOMA - Dr. Phil recently went on David Letterman and talked about the ...



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