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What was Shawnee's biggest story of the year?

Response Percent
Google Fiber comes to Shawnee
 
47%
Sales taxes pass
 
28%
Shawnee Parkway Plaza fills up with Natural Grocers, new Johnny’s Tavern
 
9%
10 Quivira Plaza nears 100 percent and sells for $24 million
 
4%
The Gateway Project, road improvement project addresses the Interstate 35/Interstate 435/ Kansas Highway 10 interchange, begins
 
4%
Other
 
4%
First Shawnee CERT Team established
 
0%
Johnson Drive Bridge project completed
 
0%
De Soto School District enrollment challenges
 
0%
The Shawnee Mission school district’s digital learning initiative
 
0%
Safety first, Overland Park Chief of Police John Douglass becomes director of safety and security for the SM school district
 
0%
Total 21
Videos
Face to Face: Shawnee Fire Department Chaplain Don Lewis
January 26, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face section.
Kansas City Connection: Upgrades coming to downtown
January 25, 2015
With a new streetcar line currently being installed and dozens of new development projects in the works, the downtown development boom is already well underway.
One person seriously injured in crash with utility pole
04:30 a.m., January 24, 2015 Updated 12:14 p.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after an SUV slammed into a utility pole, leaving the driver seriously injured early Saturday. A neighbor called 911 around 1:40 Saturday morning, after a Cadillac Escalade crashed head-on into a utility pole at the T-intersection of West 55th and Flint Streets.
Shawnee police officers help escort President Obama
January 23, 2015
For three Shawnee police officers used to escorting large parties of vehicles, Thursday stood out as one they’ll never forget. It wasn’t the longest motorcade they had ever helped escort, and it wasn’t the largest, but it may have just been one of the most important. Master Patrol Officers Steve Walsh, Matt Sumpter and Matt Klein worked with members of multiple other agencies to escort President Barack Obama from Topeka to Lawrence, and back again, during his visit to Lawrence last week.
Three of four She’s A Pistol robbery suspects make first court appearance
January 22, 2015
A Johnson County District Court judge set a preliminary hearing date of April 20 for three of the four men accused of shooting and killing She’s A Pistol owner Jon Bieker at a hearing Thursday morning.
Face to Face: Dan Snell
January 22, 2015
Get to know your SHawnee neighbors with our Face to Face section.
Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It’s a breeze
January 21, 2015
Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule everything from doctor’s office visits to emergency room trips on their laptops and smartphones — much like OpenTable users do with restaurant reservations.
Double Take: Getting organized can help teens avoid mayhem
January 21, 2015
Organization isn’t just for people with ADHD. The secret of happiness can be how you organize your life. We’d rather see happiness as something magnificent like meditating toward a higher state of consciousness or perhaps something trite yet unattainable, like, “look on the bright side,” “seek your true love.” But a catchy mantra, no matter how much you practice it, can’t create happiness unless your life is organized so you can gain its benefit.
Health Focus: GOP divided over using budget process on health care law
January 21, 2015
Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law. But now some are questioning whether to use the congressional budget process to derail the 2010 law or save the special step for more traditional purposes like cutting spending or overhauling the tax code. A potentially divisive debate between tea party forces and GOP pragmatists looms.
Health Focus: One foot in front of the other
Lawrence artist’s epic hike inspires others to tackle new goals one step at a time
January 21, 2015
A Lawrence artist took an epic hike in the woods to meet her ultimate goal: walk the entire Appalachian Trail. But one expert says you don’t have to set giant goals to get big benefits.
Brownback wants to cut lower airfares program
January 20, 2015
A program that brings lower airfares to Wichita and Garden City might be grounded in the near future.
Kansas program to help pay utility bills offered
January 20, 2015
A government program that helps people pay winter utility bills will begin taking applications this week.
Kansas bills on body cameras get support, raise questions
January 20, 2015
An effort to require Kansas law enforcement officers to be equipped with body cameras has gained some bipartisan support in the Legislature, but questions about costs at a time when the state is facing a budget crisis threaten to bring that momentum to a halt.
Letter to the editor: Vote on March 3 and April 7
January 20, 2015
On Tuesday, April 7, the residents of Shawnee will have the opportunity to elect a new mayor, but, sadly, only a small percentage of us are likely to vote.
Shawnee residents face challenges in addressing train horn noise complaints
January 20, 2015
Residents around Shawnee have been dealing with train horn noise for years but now they are looking to reduce the high volume of horns affecting their quality of life.
Early morning quakes reported in south-central Kansas
January 19, 2015
Two earthquakes were felt in south-central Kansas early Monday. No major damage was reported from either quake.
As deadline nears, only a handful of candidates have filed for area school board positions
January 19, 2015
The deadline to file for a seat on Shawnee Mission and De Soto school boards is fast approaching. And so far the small pool of candidates who have thrown their hat in to be considered includes mostly incumbent board members, with a few new faces sprinkled in.
Kansas governor reorganizing Medicaid, foster care units
January 19, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is trying to reorganize the licensing of foster care homes and the state workers who determine whether people are eligible for Medicaid.
Lady Jaguars hold on for another win against Tonganoxie
January 19, 2015
David Hall sensed the Tonganoxie High girls had started to turn a corner in their first win Jan. 13 against Turner. The Chieftains weren’t able to replicate that success Friday at Mill Valley, but further progress was still evident in the eyes of their coach.
Mill Valley boys basketball wins tight contest against Tonganoxie
January 19, 2015
For most of Friday’s visit to Mill Valley, the Tonganoxie High boys had themselves in position to win. However, a series of missed shots in the fourth quarter proved more than a little costly. THS trailed by just five points entering the fourth quarter, but the Jaguars pulled away late to hand the Chieftains a 53-46 loss.

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