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Midland Dr. holds historical significance

Midland Dr. holds historical significance

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 16, 2017


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After school most days, several students will find themselves grabbing a drink or snack at the Quiktrip on Shawnee Mission Parkway. To get there, some take Monticello Rd. to Midland Dr., a winding, bumpy road that holds a few businesses. What most don’t realize, though, is that this road is a part of what use...

Local dog park and daycare center unites dog owner community

Local dog park and daycare center unites dog owner community

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

December 16, 2017


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Walking up to the gate of the fenced-in, off-leash dog park at Swanson’s Dog Park and Daycare, two four-legged clients run up to greet the man who, along with help of staff members, has been taking care of them for the past few days. Co-owner Brad Swanson instantly recognizes them by name as Jackson an...

Okun Fieldhouse promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles within community

Okun Fieldhouse promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles within community

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

December 15, 2017


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The lights turned on and the sound of basketballs bouncing off the courts echoed throughout the gymnasium of Okun Fieldhouse as teams began arriving for after school practices on Thursday, Nov. 16. Built in 1999, Okun Fieldhouse coined its name after 15-year-old former basketball player Bailey Ann ...

KC Ice Center offers skating opportunities for beginners and advanced skaters alike

KC Ice Center offers skating opportunities for beginners and advanced skaters alike

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 15, 2017


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As the smell of chicken strips fills the main entrance, kids unlace their skates or take off sweaty hockey gear from a session on the ice. The Canadian national anthem, “O Canada,” booms out of the table hockey game in the corner while employees fill out paperwork and organize name tags. Two rin...

Twin Mill Farm offers local horse boarding services

Twin Mill Farm offers local horse boarding services

Allison Winker, JAG editor-in-chief

December 14, 2017


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Even in the midst of suburban Shawnee, there are still many community members who own horses and are in need of a place to keep them. Luckily, they won’t have to go far to see their animals, as Twin Mill Farm, owned by senior Britton Nelson’s family, offers horse boarding services close to home. Twi...

Midland Holiday Pines brings families together in Shawnee during the holiday season

Midland Holiday Pines brings families together in Shawnee during the holiday season

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

December 14, 2017


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  Right off Shawnee Mission Parkway on Midland Drive, a modest, white house peeks from behind the trees. In front reads a sign that says “Midland Holiday Pines.” Midland Holiday Pines, owned by Phil and Judy Wegman, has been selling Christmas trees for the past 15 years. The farm is seven acres of land filled with Scotch Pines, Austrian Pines...

Shawnee Mission Park provides way for residents to get outdoors

Shawnee Mission Park provides way for residents to get outdoors

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

December 13, 2017


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On the southern edge of Shawnee, going into the northern edge of Lenexa, sits Shawnee Mission Park. The park offers boating, swimming, fishing, nature trails and an outdoor theater.  According to junior Madelyn Lehn, co-president of the outdoors club MV Outfitters, the park has something for everyon...

B&B Theatres changes movie-watching experience due to renovations

B&B Theatres changes movie-watching experience due to renovations

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

December 13, 2017


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The interior of B&B Theatres, located at 16301 Midland Dr., is more modern and classier, but it wasn’t always like that. Since 1994, Westglen has remained the only theatre in Shawnee, but in October 2014, the B&B Theatres company bought out Westglen. This later led to the renovation of the t...

The Shawnee Dispatch unites readers in Shawnee

The Shawnee Dispatch unites readers in Shawnee

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

December 12, 2017


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The Shawnee Dispatch, its office located at 6301 Pflumm Rd., serves as a way for the citizens of Shawnee to stay updated on what’s going on in the area, as well as what is going on in the world of high school sports. Shawnee Dispatch reporter Chris Duderstadt covers six different high schools for...

Mill Creek Animal Hospital provides award-winning veterinary care

Mill Creek Animal Hospital provides award-winning veterinary care

Alyssa Cosmillo, JAG reporter

December 11, 2017


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Mill Creek Animal Hospital, located at 13428 W 62nd Terrace, has been serving the Shawnee community by providing veterinary care to their patients for 27 years. While Mill Creek was originally opened by Dr. Mark Mears in 1990, Dr. Martin Gilmore gained ownership of the clinic in 2009. In addition to performing veterinary services, MC...

The John B. Glaser Fire Station comes together to protect the City of Shawnee

The John B. Glaser Fire Station comes together to protect the City of Shawnee

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG photographer

December 10, 2017


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The garage doors close and the smell of smoke lingers as sighs of relief after a long call are heard throughout the John B. Glaser Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 29. In early 1924, the Shawnee Fire Department was organized when a group of citizens came together to collect enough money to buy a fire truck that would be staffed by vo...

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