February 11, 2016

Spring Hill Library hosts Story Time, book club

Wednesdays, Jan. 20-April 27 (except March 16 & 23) 9:30-10:00am Spring Hill Book Club Thursdays, Jan.7; Feb. 4; March 3; April 7 – 6:30-7:30pm At K&M Bar-B-Q, 603 N. Webster January:   Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf February: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins March:  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Continue Reading

SH Invitational Basketball Tournament set

The annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament will run from Jan. 19-22. Included in the field are Spring Hill, GEHS, Osawatomie, Piper, Sumner, Blue Valley Southwest, Veritas Christian and Goddard-Eisenhower.

Blue Valley Southwest rallies past Broncos

Scoring 24 fourth quarter points, the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves turned back Spring Hill 65-50 last week. Spring Hill, 3-3, trailed just 26-24 at halftime and pulled even at 41-41 after three quarters. But Southwest placed its offense in high gear in the fourth quarter to seal the verdict. “We struggled with turnovers and rebounding,” Continue Reading

Appointments necessary to access archives 

Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, on-site reference services provided by the Johnson County Archives & Records Management staff will be available by appointment only. Currently, the facility, located at 19310 W. 159th Street in Olathe, is open and staffed for on-site reference requests Monday through Friday.  There will be no change in the response time for Continue Reading

Child support guidelines updated; some increases may be seen

Guidelines used by judges to determine parents’ child support payment obligations beginning Jan. 1 have been adopted by the Kansas Supreme Court. In mid-2013, the court solicited members for the guidelines committee and more than 200 applications were received. “From our perspective it was a really good response,” said Lisa Taylor, communications director for judicial Continue Reading

Ozone pollution and your family’s health

“Once met, the stronger ozone standard will prevent childhood asthma attacks, missed days of work and school, and premature deaths,”’said Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. Breathing unhealthy levels of ozone pollution is linked to coughing, wheezing, asthma attacks, central nervous system problems, heart problems and premature death. And Continue Reading

SH Broncos resume basketball season

The Broncos boys basketball season resumes this week with action versus Blue Valley West. So far, Coach Wes Book had guided his group to a 3-2 overall record, 1-1 in Frontier League action. The losses came to Paola in overtime and to Osage County in the title game of the Central Heights tournament. “Up to Continue Reading

KHP helped 731 motorists over the holiday period

The Kansas Highway Patrol released preliminary data from its Christmas weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. During that time frame, the patrol worked no fatal crashes. Information in the table is compared to the Christmas Continue Reading

Broncos wrestle well at Johnson County Classic

Using balanced scoring, the Bronco varsity wrestlers turned in an impressive performance at the Johnson County Classic at Blue Valley. Sam Christy led the way with a second place finish at 285 pounds. Right behind came Keegan Crotchett with a sixth place finish at 195 pounds and Nathan Rossmorsl took eighth at 220 pounds. Alex Continue Reading

SH Lady Broncos prepare for De Soto

Spring Hill’s lady Broncos Coach Clay Frigon has used the holiday break to practice on his team’s timing and offensive execution in preparation for a Jan.y 12 matchup against De Soto. Spring Hill, 3-3, dropped decisions to Blue Valley Southwest and Paola prior to the break. In the Paola loss, Spring Hill got 10 points Continue Reading