Briefly Noted: Shawanoe Elementary harvests new learning garden 

SuperintendentMichelle Hubbard gardening

Superintendent Michelle Hubbard joined Shawanoe Elementary students who harvested their learning garden earlier this week. Photo courtesy Lindsey Elliot.

Shawanoe Elementary harvests new learning garden

Shawanoe Elementary students harvested their new learning garden alongside Superintendent Michelle Hubbard this week.

Part of The Project Learning Garden program, Shawanoe’s garden helps students learn a range of subjects like nutrition, science and social studies, according to the press release. Students are able to taste test the foods, learn about the food origins and write about this experience, according to the release.

The school was awarded the garden — which was provided by Price Chopper, Captain Planet Foundation and Dole Packaged Foods — after winning a contest, according to the release.

State Sen. Mike Thompson endorses Kellie Warren for attorney general

State Sen. Mike Thompson has endorsed Kellie Warren in her bid for attorney general.
The Kansas Republican state senators, both elected in 2020, announced the endorsement on Thursday. Thompson’s endorsement of Warren is her first official endorsement she has announced.

“Kellie Warren is a battle-tested conservative who has never withered in the face of a fight, defending our constitutional principles every step of the way,” Thompson said in a statement. “It is very important our Attorney General is ready, willing, and able to successfully take on the numerous challenges that come with championing liberty and freedom. Kellie Warren is ready.”

Warren thanked Thompson for the endorsement.

“Mike Thompson understands of the importance of fighting and winning, and has been a consistent champion for liberty and freedom and for common-sense conservative ideas,” Warren said in a statement. “It is an honor to have his support so early in this campaign.”

Rep. Sharice Davids announces $652,000 haul for second quarter

Earlier this week, Rep. Sharice Davids announced her re-election campaign for the Third Congressional District raised more than $652,000 in the second quarter of 2021.

Davids’ campaign raised over $110,000 more than this time last cycle and now has over $1.2 million cash on hand.

Nearly all of Davids’ contributions received thus far, about 96%, have been less than $100, and the average contribution is $65, according to Davids’ campaign.

“I’m proud and honored to have the support of the Third District,” she said in a statement. “I’ve been working hard to support our economic recovery by putting vaccines in arms, money in pockets, and people in jobs across the Kansas Third—and we’re starting to see results. I’m staying focused on the issues that matter most to our community, and I don’t plan to slow down any time soon.”

Merriam to host Yoga in the Courtyard July 17

The city of Merriam is hosting Yoga in the Courtyard on July 17 at 9 a.m.

An instructor will begin the class with a Vinyasa flow, according to a city newsletter. Guests can meet at the Merriam Community Center courtyard.

The event is free for MCC members, or $9 for non-members.