Latest news

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
The Steiner Home St. Joseph Catholic Church Open House Bike for the Brain Scenes from Old Shawnee Days 2016 2016 Mill Valley High School graduation 2016 Shawnee Mission North Relays Sunflower League Tennis KU Relays
Polls

Have you noticed a foul odor coming from the landfill?

Response Percent
Yes
 
60%
No
 
21%
Yes, but only when driving by the landfill
 
18%
Total 38
Videos
Girls swim and dive roundup: SMNW 2nd, SMN 3rd at SMNW tri; SJA 2nd at SMS quad; MV 4th at Lawrence Invite
April 19, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North placed second and third, respectively, at the SM Northwest triangular on Tuesday. St. James Academy finished second at the Shawnee Mission South quad on Tuesday. Mill Valley finished fourth out of seven teams at the Lawrence Invitational on Tuesday. A full recap of the Lawrence Invitational will be posted later on shawneedispatch.com.
Business of the Month: PCS VoIP
Olathe company embraces the future of voice communications
April 18, 2018
In Olathe, one national company is embracing the future of voice communication.
Softball roundup: Mill Valley sweeps Bishop Miege
April 18, 2018
The Mill Valley softball team swept Bishop Miege in a doubleheader on Tuesday. Shawnee Mission Northwest was swept by Olathe North. De Soto dropped two games against Paola. St. James suffered a sweep at the hands of BV Northwest. Shawnee Mission North fell to Olathe Northwest.
Mill Valley boys lacrosse falls to Olathe East
April 18, 2018
The Mill Valley boys lacrosse team fell to Olathe East, 8-4, on Tuesday. Jake Fiscella led the Jaguars with two goals.
SMNW boys golf, Ghilardi win BVN Invitational
April 18, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior C.C. Ghilardi led the Cougars to first place at the Blue Valley North Invitational on Tuesday at Leawood Country Club with a winning round of 3-under-par 69. Joe Bultman was the runner-up after shooting even par 72.
Soccer roundup: Mill Valley shuts out Miege, 2-0
April 18, 2018
The Mill Valley girls soccer team won its third straight match after blanking Bishop Miege, 2-0, on Tuesday. Peyton Wagoner and Payge Bush scored for the Jaguars. Shawnee Mission Northwest suffered a 1-0 loss to Free State. Maranatha Christian Academy lost for the first time this season after falling to Summit Christian, 2-1. Debra Zuniga scored the goal for Maranatha. Shawnee Mission North was unable to keep pace with SM South in a 9-0 loss to the Raiders.
Baseball roundup: St. James edges Aquinas, 5-4, at Kauffman Stadium
April 18, 2018
The St. James Academy baseball team rallied past St. Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday for a 5-4 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Charlie Miller ripped a two-run double to give the Thunder the lead in the fourth inning. Mill Valley lost the lead late in a 6-3 loss to Bishop Miege.
Sobriety checkpoints to be conducted in Johnson County this weekend
April 18, 2018
The checkpoints will be set up at various areas identified as high traffic accident locations.
Shawnee area students show STEM strength at Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair
April 17, 2018
At one of Kansas City’s biggest academic events, elementary, middle, and high school students from the Shawnee Mission School District took home multiple honors.
When technology meets art: Shawnee Mission high school students explore animation through signature program
Shawnee teenager among students who took home top honors at eMagine Media Festival
April 17, 2018
Shawnee Mission high school students are taught animation on state-of-the-art technology through the Animation and Game Design signature program.
Mohl, Moore record hat tricks to guide De Soto girls soccer to 12-0 win over Ottawa
April 17, 2018
Drayvhen Moore and Mackenzie Mohl recorded hat tricks to lead the De Soto girls soccer team to a 12-0 win over Ottawa on Monday.
Boys golf roundup: MV 1st, SJA 8th at Loch Lloyd Invitational; DHS 5th at Hayden Catholic Invitational
April 17, 2018
The Mill Valley boys golf team placed four golfers in the top 11 to win the Loch Lloyd Invitational on Monday. Nick Mason finished as the runner-up with a round of 73. Frankie Failoni rounded out the top 20 with a round of 82 to lead St. James to eighth place. Denver Morris-Lovell fired a round of 88 to lead De Soto to a fifth-place finish at the Hayden Invitational at Shawnee Country Club in Topeka.
Baseball roundup: Mill Valley holds off Turner; De Soto splits doubleheader against Paola
April 17, 2018
After play was suspended in the fourth inning on Friday between Mill Valley and Turner, the Jaguars hung on for an 8-7 victory when the game resumed on Monday despite a furious rally from the Golden Bears. De Soto split its doubleheader against Paola — winning Game 1, 7-1, and falling in the nightcap, 5-4. Shawnee Mission North’s Adrian Garcia and Olathe East’s Kyle McHale threw seven scoreless innings before the Hawks pushed across a run in the eighth for a 1-0 victory over the Indians. Van Horn scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to hand Maranatha a 4-3 loss. Shawnee Mission Northwest saw its three-game winning streak snapped after a 4-2 loss to SM South.
Next 1920s mystery book club meeting is Saturday
April 17, 2018
The next 1920s mystery book club meeting will be on Saturday.
Girls lacrosse roundup: SJA honors seniors in setback against Aquinas; Shawnee Mission falls to Sion
April 17, 2018
The St. James Academy girls lacrosse team suffered an 8-2 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday, which doubled as the Thunder’s senior night. Grace Wiley and Ellie Steere scored for the Thunder. St. James honored seniors Mary Feiden, Katie Burns, Natalee Davidson and Grace Crane after the match. Shawnee Mission was unable to keep pace with Notre Dame de Sion in a 12-6 loss to the Storm.
Girls soccer roundup: De Soto, Maranatha recorded shutouts; Mill Valley tops Topeka Seaman
April 17, 2018
The De Soto, Maranatha Christian Academy and Mill Valley girls soccer teams both rolled to convincing victories on Monday. Mackenzie Mohl and Drayvhen Moore both had hat tricks in the Wildcats’ 12-0 win over Ottawa. A full recap of the Wildcats’ win over Ottawa will be posted later on shawneedispatch.com. Annika Pinter notched another hat trick in Maranatha’s 8-0 victory over Wyandotte. Adde Hinkle scored two goals to lead Mill Valley to a 5-1 win against Topeka Seaman. St. James suffered its second straight 1-0 loss after falling to Blue Valley Northwest. Shawnee Mission North led at halftime, but Basehor-Linwood scored three unanswered goals after the break to top the Indians, 3-1.
Council updates comprehensive plan to embrace more mixed-use
April 16, 2018
Mixed-use development, prevalent in cities such as Overland Park and Lenexa, is now becoming more acceptable in the city of Shawnee.
Girls swim and dive roundup: MV, DHS, SJA compete at Timberwolf Invitational; Wildcats win at Bonner Springs
April 16, 2018
The Mill Valley, De Soto and St. James Academy girls swim and dive teams competed at the Timberwolf Invitational on Saturday at BVSW. Kayla Teasley won the 200-yard freestyle and took second in the 100-yard breaststroke to lead the Jaguars to fourth place. De Soto finished sixth behind top-five finishes in the 500-yard freestyle from Nicole and Liz Schottler. St. James followed in seventh place behind top-five finishes from Audrey Jones in the 50-and 100-yard freestyles. De Soto also won the Bonner Springs Invitational last week after winning seven different events — including all three relays.
SMNW 3rd, SMN 5th at SMSD tennis meet
April 16, 2018
The Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North boys tennis teams placed third and fifth, respectively, at the SMSD meet on Saturday. Nam Pham didn’t drop a game in his three matches en route to a first-place finish at No. 1 singles to lead the Cougars. Luke Johnson (No. 3 singles) and Cameron Peck (No. 4 singles) paced SM North with a 3-1 records after placing second in their respective pools.
SM North rolls past SM South, falls to BV Southwest at Sunflower League Softball Festival
April 15, 2018
Shawnee Mission North freshman Anna Harrison tossed a one-hitter in her varsity debut to power the Indians to a 14-3 win over SM South at the Sunflower League Softball Festival. The Indians fell to Blue Valley Southwest, 13-2, in their other game at the Sunflower League Softball Festival.