Kansas revenues take major hit from plummeting oil prices
January 14, 2015
Kansas lawmakers looking for a bright spot in the state’s financial picture were told on Tuesday that even though falling gas prices are greatly reducing the amount of oil severance taxes the state is collecting, more money is going into the pockets of residents that can be spent on other things.
Curbside glass recycling business expanding to Shawnee
January 14, 2015
An Overland Park man is expanding his curbside glass recycling business, KC Curbside Glass, to Shawnee.
U.S. farmers bought more tractors, fewer combines in 2014
January 13, 2015
A new report shows U.S. farmers bought more tractors and fewer combines in 2014.
Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales
January 11, 2015
Native Kansan David Dillon, the retired CEO and chairman of grocery giant The Kroger Co., has become the leader of the Uncork Kansas coalition, which is seeking legislation to end the longtime Kansas law that limits liquor sales only to licensed liquor stores. By Chad Lawhorn
First-degree murder charges filed in robbery attempt at She’s A Pistol
January 9, 2015
The robbery of a gun store Friday afternoon in downtown Shawnee turned into a firefight resulting in the death of one of the store’s owners.
Bill would raise Kansas’ minimum wage $3 by 2017
January 8, 2015
A Wichita Democrat is sponsoring a bill that would raise Kansas’ minimum wage by $3 over the next three years, and although it’s unlikely to pass in the Republican-dominated Legislature, it could help focus attention on the issue.
Shawnee receives funds for future Nieman Road, downtown improvements
January 8, 2015
The city of Shawnee recently received over $240,000 in funding that helps propel the city toward its goal of improving the Nieman Road corridor in the downtown area.
Shawnee Landing’s initial site plan approved by Planning Commission
January 6, 2015
Plans for Shawnee Landing, a commercial 26-acre commercial development at the southwest corner of Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway, continue to move forward despite protests from residents in the area.
Kansas economists predict state will add 24,000 jobs in 2015
January 6, 2015
Wichita State University economists expect Kansas to add more than 24,000 jobs in 2015, most of them in service positions such as professional or business services, health care or education.
Hotels, commercial development planned for former church space
January 5, 2015
A developer is planning to build two hotels and a commercial development on the northeast corner of Midland Drive and Renner Road where Shawnee Park Christian Church is located.
City taking applications for downtown business grants
January 2, 2015
The city of Shawnee is accepting applications for 2015’s Downtown Improvement Grants. Shawnee has distributed improvement grants to downtown businesses annually since 2003. Since the program began, the City has dispersed over $200,000.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Face to Face: Caye Crosswhite of Naomi’s Hallmark
December 30, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee’s ShananiGann’s plans expansion in January
December 29, 2014
Spend fifteen minutes in ShananiGann’s and it is easy to see why business is booming and an expansion of the store is coming in January.
Shawnee’s top stories of 2014
December 27, 2014
A look back at 10 of the biggest headlines in Shawnee in 2014.