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:

• MCDONALD’S, 22315 W 66TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• MCDONALD'S, 16210 W 65TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66217

• MCDONALD'S, 11801 SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• MCDONALD'S, 11005 W 75TH ST, OVERLAND PARK, KS 66214

• MINI MART, 22088 W 66TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• MONTICELLO 66, 21906 W 66TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• MR. D'S DONUT SHOP, 11222 W 75TH ST, OVERLAND PARK, KS 66214

• NIEMAN SCHOOL OF DANCE, 5722 NIEMAN RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• OLD SHAWNEE PIZZA, 6000 ROGER DR, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• PEGAH'S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 11005 JOHNSON DR, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• PEGAH'S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 5354 ROBERTS ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• PET STOP, 6218 NIEMAN RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• PRICE CHOPPER - SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY, 12010 SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• PRICE CHOPPER GAS STATION - 66TH STREET, 22210 W 66TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• SARPINO'S PIZZA, 6232 NIEMAN RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• SCOOTER'S COFFEE, 10610 SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• SHARON LANE RETIREMENT CENTER, 10315 JOHNSON DR, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 15100 W 67TH ST STE 202, SHAWNEE, KS 66217

• SHAWNEE CITY HALL, 11110 JOHNSON DR, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• SHAWNEE CIVIC CENTER, 13817 JOHNSON DR, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• SHAWNEE COMMUNITY SERVICES, 11110 W 67TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• SHAWNEE DISPATCH OFFICE, 6301 PFLUMM RD STE 102, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• SHAWNEE GARDENS, 6416 LONG AVE, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• SHAWNEE HILLS SENIOR LIVING, 6335 MAURER RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66217

• SHAWNEE HY-VEE, 13550 W 63RD ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• SHELL, 5501 HEDGE LANE TER, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• SNACK SHAK - PHILLIPS 66, 12941 SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• STARBUCK'S COFFEE, 6620 MONTICELLO RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• SUPER CUTS, 15810 SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY, SHAWNEE, KS 66217

• TANNERS, 22370 W 66TH ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66226

• THE SWEET LIFE AT ROSEHILL, 12802 JOHNSON DR, SHAWNEE, KS 66216

• TONGANOXIE MIRROR OFFICE, 520 E 4TH ST, TONGANOXIE, KS 66086

• VALERO GAS STATION, 6235 NIEMAN RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• WESTBROOKE GLEN APARTMENTS, 7420 FLINT RD, SHAWNEE, KS 66203

• WYNDAM PLACE SENIOR RESIDENCE, 15510 W 63RD ST, SHAWNEE, KS 66217