Local Government

Shawnee finalist for Secretary of Defense employer award
April 17, 2014
The city of Shawnee was recently named a finalist for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Support Freedom Award.
National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Johnson County
April 8, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Johnson County and much of northcentral Kansas from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Authorities continue to probe Shawnee apartment fire
April 4, 2014
The Shawnee Fire Department in conjunction with the city police department, continue to investigate a March 30 fire at the Carlyle Apartments, 7530 Cody St.
Shawnee recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 4, 2014
The City of Shawnee has declared the week of April 7 as National Work Zone Awareness Week in Shawnee.
Johnson County Museum undergoing repairs
April 1, 2014
The Johnson County Museum in Shawnee is undergoing repairs, which are expected to take six weeks to complete. The Museum will remain open during this time, and the project will only affect two exhibits.
Shawnee readies next generation of lifeguards for upcoming pool season
March 31, 2014
With Memorial Day weekend less than two months away, Sean Keenan is getting a jump on training the next generation of lifeguards.
Colorado man remains hospitalized following tollbooth crash
March 30, 2014
Kansas University Hospital on Sunday was unable to provide an update on the condition of a Colorado man who was airlifted from a one-vehicle accident at a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth early Saturday morning.
E-ticketing for traffic citations coming to Shawnee
March 30, 2014
Shawnee Police will soon give a whole new meaning to electronic ticketing.
Shawnee to host recycling events
March 24, 2014
The cities of Shawnee and Merriam are partnering to offer four recycling opportunities from 8 to 11 a.m. April 19 in the parking lot of Splash Cove, 5800 King Ave., Shawnee.
Shawnee lifts burn ban
March 19, 2014
The Shawnee Fire Department has lifted the city’s burn ban, which was issued Friday.
Shawnee taking calls for snow removal service in residential areas
March 3, 2014
Shawnee will have a group of snow plow operators working until 7 p.m. tonight to clear any residential streets that require extra attention.
Shawnee man sought in connection with KCK murder
March 3, 2014
Authorities are searching for a 21-year-old Shawnee man in connection with the Feb. 25 slaying of 26-year-old Chad Coen in Kansas City, Kan.
Shawnee hopes to begin construction of Erfurt Park in April
March 3, 2014
Efforts on Erfurt Park are picking up as city officials are ready to put construction of the $1.59 million project in western Shawnee out to bid.
Shawnee snow crews working to clear city streets
March 2, 2014
Shawnee snow plows are heading back to clear priority streets in an effort to keep up with the accumulating snowfall.
Great Plains SPCA helping furry friends in need
06:00 a.m., February 26, 2014 Updated 10:22 a.m.
A quick trip through the adoption center at Great Plains SPCA provides all the motivation Rachel Hodgson needs in her never-ending quest to find forever homes for the community’s homeless pet population.