First Ethics Conference a success

From the Olathe School District

More than 120 students took part in the inaugural 21st Century Ethics Conference Nov. 8 at the Kansas State University Innovative Campus in Olathe.

The conference was sponsored by the Professional Careers Academy, a 21st Century program housed at Olathe South High School, and created in conjunction with the K-State Leadership Program.

The highlight of the conference was the keynote address by Bob Shoop, a renowned authority in the area of ethics and leadership. Continue reading

Arboretum Luminary Walk entertainment set

The Overland Park Arboretum has gathered together the following group of musicians to entertain during the Luminary Walk this year.

The Holiday Luminary Walk is set for Nov. 29-30 (the weekend after Thanksgiving) and again the following weekend, Dec. 6-7, visitors will enjoy holiday music, a toasty bonfire, Santa Claus in the Train Garden Depot, and entertainment throughout the gardens and beside a cozy fireplace in the Visitors Center from 5 to 9 p.m.

Spring Hill Madrigals, the top choral ensemble at Spring Hill High School, comprised of 30 auditioned singers. The Madrigals are very active with many outside performances in Spring Hill and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.

TerryLee Whetstone, American Indian flute performer, was recently awarded the “World Class Music Award” at the 2013 Indie Music Channel Awards in Los Angeles.

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North “Tapped Out” is grand prize winner

The Distinguished Scholars Science program's Battle of the Brains finalist "Tapped Out" was announced as the secondary school grand prize winner in the Science City and Burns & McDonnell Competition. ~ Photo by Jim Bradford

The Distinguished Scholars Science program’s Battle of the Brains finalist “Tapped Out” was announced as the secondary school grand prize winner in the Science City and Burns & McDonnell Competition. ~ Photo by Jim Bradford

From the Olathe School District

The Distinguished Scholars Science program’s Battle of the Brains finalist “Tapped Out” was announced as the secondary school grand prize winner in the Science City and Burns & McDonnell Competition this morning. Olathe North High School, where the program is based, will be awarded a $50,000 grant to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math education) in their school.

This is the second time the program has won the top prize. Continue reading

Gardner man killed in loading dock accident

Dwight L. Spencer, 62, Gardner, was killed in an accident Wednesday morning, Nov. 20, when he was pinned between a truck and a loading dock at a FedEx warehouse in Shawnee.

Spencer was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

An investigation is on-going.

 

Concert set at MNU Dec. 8

Celebrate the joy of God’s special gift: the birth of Jesus our Savior in story and song at Christmas Joy, a MidAmerica Nazarene Choir concert. Special music will include holiday favorites, “Carol of the Bells,” “O Holy Night,” and Kirby Shaw’s “Go Tell it On the Mountain.”

The concert will be presented, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center on MNU’s Olathe campus, 2030 E. College Way.

Featuring Heritage Choir, Concert Choir, and Symphonic Choir conducted by Dr. John Leavitt, director of choirs and MNU professor of music, you won’t want to miss this inspirational annual tradition!

Tickets are $5 and are available by calling Bell Cultural Events Center Box Office at (913) 971-3636.

 

Honoring “Bobio”; a man I didn’t know

Robert J. “Bobio” Brewer, 69, of Merriam, Kansas, passed away November 11, 2013, at his home.

I didn’t know Robert “Bobio” Brewer. Neither did the more than 30 other members of the Patriot Guard who escorted him on his final journey to the National Cemetery in Leavenworth on Tuesday morning, Nov. 19. There was no funeral service at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Bobio had no family. Continue reading

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