Mill Valley News

Record number of women elected into public office

Record number of women elected into public office

Steven Curto and Sam Hanson

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many young girls, sophomore Patty McClain was inspired by the 2018 midterm elections record-breaking results. A record number of women were elected into Congress and other government positions, which in the past have been predominantly held by men. “[The midterms] made me really proud to be...

NHS students participate in the Natalie M. fashion show

NHS students participate in the Natalie M. fashion show

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

  The Natalie M. Fashion Show was held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday, Jan. 14. 20 National Honors Society members participate in the event, and all of the money raised went back to NHS.   According to NHS co-sponsor Sarah Sides, not every member can particip...

New rule allows for girls to join Boy Scouts

New rule allows for girls to join Boy Scouts

Katya Gillig and Elizabeth Joseph

November 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A recent decision, passed by the Boy Scouts of America, ruled that girls now have the option to join Boy Scouts after the organization received many requests from the families of young girls. The group consulted members and leaders of the program before making the ruling, which will go into action in 20...

Blue band presented superior one rating at Central States Marching Festival

Blue band presented superior one rating at Central States Marching Festival

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Blue band took to Manhattan on Saturday, Oct. 7 to compete in the Central States Marching Festival. While there, they went through a clinic with Kansas State University band students in the morning and performed in the late afternoon. At the end of the night, there were one ratings among drum line...

Tapcade KC has provided a unique experience that I will cherish

Tapcade KC has provided a unique experience that I will cherish

Joe McClain, JagWire reporter and photographer

April 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After spending way too much time on one game, my family beat the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game through sheer will and thumb power.  Though I don’t consider myself very much of a gamer, my favorite place in Kansas City is the Tapcade.   This unique arcade has a retro 80s and 90s f...

Drafting and CAD class creates chess sets and skeleton keys

Drafting and CAD class creates chess sets and skeleton keys

Michael Sandri, Mill Valley News reporter and photographer

April 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

This week, the Drafting and CAD students made chess sets and skeleton keys using CAD software. Skeleton keys are the artistically designed keys that would unlock every room in Victorian houses. Architecture teacher Helga Brown came up with the idea when she decided she wanted a more creative assignment....

Country Club Cafe undergoes changes with new owner

Country Club Cafe undergoes changes with new owner

Joe McClain, Mill Valley News reporter and photographer

April 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Bethany Vogel’s dream since college was to one day own a coffee shop of her own.  Now, she has the opportunity to do just that as the new co-owner and manager of the Country Club Cafe. “When I was in college, I ran a coffee shop,” Vogel said.  “I’ve worked at a few different  jobs, but ...

After 17 seasons, the wrestling team stays a contender

After 17 seasons, the wrestling team stays a contender

Joe McClain, Braden Shaw, JagWire reporter & photographer, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

Whether it’s the family atmosphere or the trophies from the state tournament, head wrestling coach Travis Keal strives to create an environment based on success on and off the mat. “Keal Trained” is a mantra used by the team, something that describes the wrestling team’s overall mindset acco...

Former teachers learn new ways to stay active and stay in touch with students after retiring

Former teachers learn new ways to stay active and stay in touch with students after retiring

Abby Layton and Joe McClain

March 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Over the years many teachers have come and gone from Mill Valley, including former principal Dr. Joe Novak, track coach Mike Peck and former head girls basketball coach John McFall. As all three retired teachers have learned, there are many ways to handle retirement. Spending time with family, finding...

French III hosts Mardi Gras celebration

French III hosts Mardi Gras celebration

Joe McClain, JagWire reporter and photographer

February 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students enrolled in French classes gathered in the senior cafe on Friday, Feb. 24 for the annual Mardi Gras celebration hosted by the French III class.  Mardi Gras is a holiday celebrated in French-speaking regions before the beginning of Lent. The Mardi Gras celebration is meant to teach s...

Quiz bowl takes fourth place at state

Quiz bowl takes fourth place at state

Sydney Parker, JAG Sports Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The quiz bowl team finished its season by placing fourth at the state tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Lansing High School. The team consisted of six total players: junior Sam Phipps, junior Landon Butler, junior Lauryn Hurley, senior Emma Wilhoit, senior Tom McClain, and senior Be St...

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