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New library will offer a variety of programs for patrons

New library will offer a variety of programs for patrons

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, Special coverage

There’s more to the new Monticello Library than the many shelves of books, rows of Mac computers and friendly librarians. The library plans to offer several programs targeting teens that it hopes will generate even more public interest in the future. The library will start offering programs in ...

Monticello Library boasts a plethora of technology

Monticello Library boasts a plethora of technology

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

August 27, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, Special coverage

As you walk through the newly opened doors of the Monticello library and take your first look around you will undoubtedly see technology almost everywhere you look. The new technology at the Monticello library has given the community a high-tech workplace with new computers, fast Wi-Fi and a new book checkout system that have lead to a mor...

Monticello Library accommodates the community

Monticello Library accommodates the community

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

August 27, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, Special coverage

Within the sleek, modern walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the Monticello Library, the entire community will find a welcoming atmosphere and plethora of features designed to accommodate their needs. According to sophomore Zachary Botkin, members of the community have been eagerly awaiting th...

History of new Monticello Library spans 20 years

History of new Monticello Library spans 20 years

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, Special coverage

  From the sleek, modern design of Monticello Library, it may not be apparent that the library’s roots go back nearly 20 years. From an concept proposed in 1999, the Monticello Library project was placed on hold for over 15 years until construction finally began. However, despite constant fundi...

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Jakob Twigg

August 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, Top stories

The community has come together after senior Nolan Sprague was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9. Sprague is currently out of the ICU and is now in the pediatrics wing at Overland Park Regional Hospital following the accident. He is undergoin...

New library opens on Hilltop Road

New library opens on Hilltop Road

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 7, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, NEWS, Special coverage, Top stories

As the Monticello Library officially opened its doors, lines of visitors and overflowing parking lots were visible in Monticello Commons. The Monticello Library received 3,098 visitors on its opening day, Sunday, Aug. 5. Although the Johnson County Library was anticipated to receive many visitors, the tu...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 18, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

Now that you know the history of K-10 Highway and have new places to take your four-legged friends, where will you go next? Which stories will you learn? Whatever you do, whichever goals you pursue — keep it local, Shawnee. ...

Families in Western Shawnee find enjoyment in two local restaurants

Families in Western Shawnee find enjoyment in two local restaurants

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

A family of four walks in to the local pizza restaurant down the street, immediately greeted by bustling waiters, laughing patrons and a multi-tiered pizza and pasta buffet across the restaurant. Seven years ago the city of Shawnee gained two new additions to the community; two brothers by the names of Da...

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