Shawnee businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2015

Small Business Saturday is back in Shawnee and there are more businesses participating this year than ever.


Evelyn VanKemseke, 87, leaves legacy of compassion and community service

November 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Evelyn VanKempseke did all the little things right and, in turn, made an enormous impact on her community. She loved spending time at Shawnee Community Services, the food pantry and community service organization she founded in 1982, stocking shelves and packing food boxes. She loved being able to help so many people and loved seeing the faces of the people she was able to feed.


Columnist: In memorializing 9/11, Sept. 10 also a day to remember

September 10, 2015

Marty Augustine is a Shawnee writer and photographer with a background in public safety. Augustine offers presentations related to 9/11, disaster preparedness and personal safety for churches, schools and community groups. Visit for more information.