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Face to Face: Shawnee City Councilman Jim Neighbor
April 15, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Jim Neighbor.
Three dead in Kansas City Jewish community shootings
April 13, 2014
Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.
Kansas City Connection: Easter brunch, Earth Day fun
April 13, 2014
Brunch as a social institution might not have caught on in Kansas City the way it has in Portland (at least the fictitious version of the city presented in “Portlandia”). But Kansas City’s restaurants offer an impressive array of Sunday brunch options, especially on Easter.
Driving history tour brochure of Monticello now available
April 13, 2014
When it comes to the history of Monticello, Terry Love is like a human encyclopedia of interesting facts about the historic frontier town.
Face to Face: Shawnee attorney Kevin Bennett
April 9, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Kevin Bennett.
Shawnee girl gives birthday gifts to SPCA
April 8, 2014
Some might say 9-year-old Emerson Rock is doggone crazy.
Johnson County to host kids event at Theatre in the Park
April 7, 2014
The Johnson County Parks & Recreation District will host the 6th annual Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road.
Kansas City Connection: All the best of KC Film Fest
April 6, 2014
Given its growth over the past few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Film Fest eventually became one of the nation’s more popular cinema events. For now, the size is just right — there are plenty of interesting feature films and shorts to choose from, yet the festival is still affordable and accessible to fans of all interest levels.
Baker, Johnson County choirs to present Midwest premiere of ‘Requiem’
April 2, 2014
The Baker University Choirs (Cathy Crispino, conductor) will join voices with the Johnson County Chorus (Anita Cyrier, conductor) for the Midwest premiere of Mark Hayes’ “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Rice Auditorium, 404 Eighth St. on Baker’s Baldwin City campus.
Face to Face: Shawnee City Clerk Stephen Powell
April 2, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Stephen Powell.
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.
Kansas City Connection: The Royals return, along with several great concerts
March 30, 2014
For a fun, relaxing night out in Kansas City, Kauffman Stadium can’t be beat. Good-natured crowds, footlong sausages and salty pretzels, cold beer and dip-and-dots ice cream, fountains, games, giveaways and music.
Two more defendants enter guilty pleas in Shawnee man’s attempted murder
March 27, 2014
The final two defendants in the June 26 attempted murder of Shawnee resident Dennis Davey entered guilty pleas Thursday in Johnson County District Court.
Shawnee Dispatch Pet of the Week: Tommy
March 27, 2014
The Great Plains SPCA is offering Tommy, a Chinese Shar-Pei mix who is a ball of energy.
Artsy Bonner Springs businesses to cohabitate in former Masonic Hall
March 27, 2014
It is a well-known spot with a history dating back more than 100 years, and it’s about to be used in a whole new way.

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