Stephen Montemayor Community Sports Editor

Stephen Montemayor is community sports editor for The World Company's weekly newspapers and websites in Northeast Kansas. Stephen previously worked as a reporter and photographer for The Shawnee Dispatch. Prior to joining the company, Stephen served as editor-in-chief, sports editor and a reporter during five semesters with The University Daily Kansan at Kansas University. You can follow Stephen on Twitter at @smontemayor.

Recent stories

Kansas Turnpike fatal crash truck driver asleep at wheel, manager says
April 2, 2014
The 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who died when his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike toll plaza early Saturday morning appeared to be asleep in photos taken just before the crash, his manager said Tuesday from California.
Montemayor: For teens on the football field, stakes are higher than we imagined
January 12, 2012
More attention being given to football’s effects on the “fragile teenage brain.”
Shawnee funeral home fills pet cremation niche
August 18, 2011
In a Kansas City, Kan., home that has been filled with dogs and cats through the years, Alexander had the most stories, the Wings figure.
Hopefuls bring song, dance, a few nerves to auditions
March 30, 2011
Before auditions for Theatre in the Park’s 42nd season began Saturday morning, more than 1,000 people — a record by Theatre officials’ estimation — had signed up to vie for a spot in one of the season’s four shows.
Possible record number of snow days squeezes calendars
February 9, 2011
Before this week, Shawnee Mission USD 512 and De Soto USD 232 had used more inclement weather days than they had in at least the past 28 years.

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Recent photos

Jayne and Dan Wing with two of the 14 pets they've chosen for cremation — 7 of which were performed at The Amos Family Pet Crematory in Shawnee.

Pictured from left: Tom Ohmes, Gregg Amos, Anne Smith and Mark Smith of The Amos Family Funeral Home. Anne Smith is the pet cremation consultant for the funeral home's Amos Family Pet Companion Crematory. Ohmes performs nearly all of Amos' pet cremations.

Edie Ommerman sits with urns containing her dogs, Koda and Kong. Ommerman said she still talks to them, at times saying hello when she calls her answering machine to leave herself a reminder while away.

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