Johnson County

Meet Ward 3 candidate Justin Adrian
October 31, 2017
Justin Adrian, a married high school teacher, told the Dispatch he is running for city council because he sees a lot of untapped potential in western Shawnee.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Matt Zimmerman
October 31, 2017
Although his name may be new to some voters, Matt Zimmerman has been active in the Shawnee community for years.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Dan Pflumm
October 31, 2017
Incumbent Dan Pflumm was first elected to the council 15 years ago. He wants to continue serving so he can help the city grow and prosper.
County manager recognized with excellence award
October 24, 2017
County manager Hannes Zacharias was recognized with the Edwin O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence on Sunday.
Historic marker stolen in downtown Shawnee
October 22, 2017
A little piece of Shawnee history was recently destroyed by vandals.
Shawnee city manager announces resignation
October 10, 2017
Shawnee city manager Carol Gonzales will leave her position next month after more than a decade on the job. The city released a statement today acknowledging that her last day will be Nov. 15.
Car show to take place Saturday in Shawnee
September 27, 2017
The Johnson County Parks and Recreation Special Olympics Program is holding its eighth annual Cars in the Park this coming weekend.
Shawnee Mission Park to feature inclusive playground
September 13, 2017
Across the nation, inclusive playgrounds enable children to play together without physical or social barriers and now, two more of those playgrounds will be in Johnson County.
Johnson County exceeds goal in 2017 food drive
September 12, 2017
Johnson County is again helping to feed a growing need locally with a successful 2017 food drive campaign.
JCPRD to hold Sunday party in the park
September 12, 2017
The public is invited to a big party in the park, called Park Palooza.
Shawnee ranks in top 20 safest Kansas cities
August 30, 2017
The SafeWise website listed Shawnee as the 18th safest city in Kansas, coming in just behind Overland Park.
City of Shawnee reveals storm damage numbers
August 15, 2017
Damages from the recent storms in July cost the city of Shawnee more than a half-million dollars.
Voters pick new faces in primary election
August 2, 2017
Results from yesterday’s primary election show the majority of Shawnee voters want a change in their city government.
Shawnee library closed today
July 24, 2017
The Shawnee branch of the library is closed today for maintenance.