About The Dispatch

Our mission

The mission of the Dispatch is simple: Tell stories that reflect the community and its diversity. Tell readers how government makes a difference in their lives. Give readers a newspaper that's looking out for their interests. And do it all with a human face.

"Our approach to the news is that it's all about people, about you and your neighbors."

Distribution policy

The Dispatch, a weekly newspaper, is published Wednesdays by The World Company. Copies are home-delivered in Shawnee, courtesy of the paper's advertisers. Additional copies are made available at public locations throughout Shawnee, also courtesy of advertisers. From those, one paper per person is complimentary. Extra copies must be obtained at The Dispatch office, 6301 Pflumm Road, Suite 102. A charge of 75 cents per copy may apply.

Pick up an extra copy of The Dispatch at any of these locations:

• Dispatch office, 6301 Pflumm Road, Suite102 (in the First National Bank building)

• Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, 15100 W. 67th St.

• Gills Fast Gas & Snacks, Kansas Highway 7 and 83rd Street

• Wyndam Place Senior Residence, 15510 W. 63rd St.

• Hy-Vee, Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm Road

• Nieman Square Apartments, 11115 W. 64th Terrace

• Nail Art, 13218 W. 62nd Terrace

• Hometown Buffet, 7317 Quivira Road

• Shawnee Gardens, 6416 Long St.

• Wineinger Vision Associates, 7505 Quivira Road

• The Retreat of Shawnee Apartments, 11128 W. 76th Terrace

• Great Western Bank, 10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway

• Scooters Coffee House, 10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway

• Snappy C Store, Johnson and Merriam drives

• Old Shawnee Pizza, 61st Street and Nieman Road

• Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive

• The Sweet Life at Rosehill, 12802 Johnson Drive

• Johnson County Library - Shawnee Branch, 13811 Johnson Drive

• Shawnee Civic Centre, 13917 Johnson Drive

• Hampton Woods Apartments, 16955 W. 68th St.

• Pinegate Apartments, 6530 Barton Circle

• Monticello 66, 21906 W. 66th St.

• Country Club Cafe, 21911 W. 66th St.

• Shell Station, 55th and Kansas Highway 7

• Westbrooke Glen Apartments, 7420 Flint Road

• Shawnee Copy Center, 12111 Shawnee Mission Parkway

• Price Chopper, 22210 W. 66th St.

• Price Chopper, 12010 Shawnee Mission Parkway

• Grisso's Convenience Store, 7154 Renner Road

• Green's Apartments, 6626 Hedge Lane Terrace

• On the Go Station, 9134 Woodend Road, Kansas City, Kan.

• Shawnee Municipal Court, 5860 Renner Road

• Shawnee Hills Senior Living, 6335 Maurer Road