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Shawnee college student travels to Thailand to work with elephants
July 11, 2018
This summer, 20-year-old Spencer Boaz, of Shawnee, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.
She said yes to the family dress
July 10, 2018
Shawnee native to be third generation to wear treasured hand-stitched wedding gown.
Shawnee resident, KU alumnus Rory Ramsdell makes “Mini Allen Fieldhouse” out of new garage
July 10, 2018
Shawnee resident and University of Kansas alumnus Rory Ramsdell built a new garage for his daughters, Raegan and Bailey Ramsdell, to be able to park in, but that’s far from the only use that the family gets out of it. Rory has turned the garage into a mini Allen Fieldhouse.
Shawnee Planning Commission OKs rezoning, preliminary plan for revised Bellmont Promenade development
July 9, 2018
The Bellmont Promenade project is proposed to feature first floor retail and office space, as well as high-end apartments.
Letter to the Editor: Lenexa veteran responds to July 8 letter
July 9, 2018
A second Lenexa resident has submitted a Letter to the Editor to the Dispatch regarding the Kobach parade float.
Letter to the editor: Lenexa resident disappointed with City of Lenexa for allowing Kobach parade float featuring replica gun
July 8, 2018
A Lenexa resident shares his frustration regarding the controversial Kobach parade float, which features a replica rifle.
Enjoy sweet treats at Sheridan’s this summer (and all seasons)
July 4, 2018
Sheridan’s Latte’s & Frozen Custard has been putting smiles on the faces of Shawnee residents of all ages for more than a decade.
Mill Valley senior Ben Trauernicht gears up for Down Under Sports International Games
July 4, 2018
Mill Valley senior Ben Trauernicht will be competing for the United States track and field team at the Down Under Sports International Games from July 13-15 in Australia.
Remembering Monticello: Local organization embraces history of former township
July 3, 2018
As our country celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence today, one area historical society hopes to keep Monticello Township’s memory alive by sharing its story.
Making a splash: Shawnee water garden featured on tour
July 3, 2018
A Shawnee home will be among dozens featured on the upcoming 25th annual Kansas City Water Garden Tour.
Self defense class to be held in Overland Park
July 3, 2018
The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation is offering a two-hour self-defense training seminar nearby next month.
Women’s panel to feature Constance, other elected officials
July 3, 2018
Shawnee city councilwoman sits on panel to discuss what it takes to run and win a local election.
Johnson County Christmas Bureau partners with Shawnee business for ‘Christmas in July’
July 3, 2018
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau is once again getting a jump on the holiday season by celebrating “Christmas in July.
Rockhurst names Shawnee graduates
July 3, 2018
Several Shawnee students recently graduated from Rockhurst University.
KU announces spring honor roll
July 3, 2018
Hundreds of Shawnee students made the spring 2018 honor roll at the University of Kansas.
Four rescued from Shawnee Mission Park Lake after boat capsizes
July 1, 2018
Johnson County Park Police, with the assistance of Shawnee Mission Park Marina staff, rescued four people from the lake after a boat reportedly capsized Sunday afternoon.
Man admits to string of armed robberies in Kansas City area
June 28, 2018
A western Missouri man is expected to spend 25 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies that ended when another suspect was fatally shot by police.
Olathe dance studio embraces Shawnee roots, welcomes new students
June 27, 2018
For a little over two decades, families have been drawn to Miss Maria’s Dance, Cheer & Gymnastics because of its warm, welcoming environment and top-notch instructors.
Phi Kappa Phi selects new Shawnee members for academic excellence
June 27, 2018
Across the country, hundreds of students were selected as new members of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society.
Shawnee student receives undergraduate research award
June 27, 2018
A Shawnee student recently was awarded a research scholarship.