Local news

Marble Day in Bonner Springs back for 10th year
May 3, 2016
It’s about to be that time of year again, when those pink balls go tumbling down Oak Street in downtown Bonner Springs and marbles take center stage in a large-scale tournament in the city’s Centennial Park.
Downtown Shawnee celebrates spring with open house
May 3, 2016
Celebrate spring next weekend with a trip to downtown Shawnee. The city is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
Shawnee plans Nieman Road meeting
May 3, 2016
The city is is holding a Nieman Road Reallocation of Right of Way Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Shawnee Town 1929 Town Hall, located at 11600 Johnson Drive.
Shawnee presentation reviews keeping children safe online
Detective discusses actions that can put youth at risk
May 3, 2016
Det. John Stirling posed a situation to parents: If he were a child predator in Shawnee, how could he find his next victim?
Rotary Club of Shawnee announces scholarship winner
May 3, 2016
The Rotary Club of Shawnee recently named Annabelle Dillon, a senior at Mill Valley High School, as the winner of its first annual Dan Cook Memorial STEM scholarship.
Two Shawnee residents named Kansas Road Team Captains
May 2, 2016
Two Shawnee residents were recently named Kansas Road Team Captains by the Kansas Motor Carrier Association.
Olathe woman arrested after causing two crashes on Shawnee Mission Parkway
May 2, 2016
Shawnee Police say a 22-year-old Olathe woman caused two crashes on Shawnee Mission Parkway around 9:15 Sunday evening.
For the Love of Birds: Spring is here
April 30, 2016
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and baby birds are everywhere. We have baby bluebirds, robins, cardinals, wrens, northern flickers, barred owls, ducks and many more. Some are just hatching, and some are getting ready to fledge.
Plugging into the voting process: SM North students use Johnson County ballot machines
Election office seeks to get voting program in all high schools
April 29, 2016
On Wednesday morning, the library at Shawnee Mission North High School was uncharacteristically loud. Batches of students moved in and out, talking excitedly as they waited to vote, many for the first time, on Johnson County Election Office voting machines — even though the vast majority aren’t yet 18.
Pit bulls now welcome: Shawnee removes breed-specific ban
April 29, 2016
The Shawnee City Council approved removal of its specific breed ban for pit bulls, following a trend among other cities to address dangerous animals based solely on their behavior rather than their breed
Concerned Shawnee residents attend Clear Creek Parkway open house
April 29, 2016
An increase in traffic is the main concern of residents who live near the proposed Clear Creek Parkway street expansion project in western Shawnee.
Closing Shawnee preschool to host farewell reception
April 29, 2016
Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool, which is closing at the end of this school year after 46 years, will host a reception today to celebrate the school and its years of serving the community’s children.
Teacher Feature: Lauren Partridge
April 29, 2016
Lauren Partridge, 6th grade LINC (writing) teacher at Monticello Trails Middle School, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
SM Northwest boosters to raise funds with mattress sale Sunday
April 28, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s football, volleyball and wrestling teams are having their second annual mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
County park district delays decision on razing historic Shawnee home
April 27, 2016
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s board of commissioners has delayed a decision to raze a Shawnee Mission Park house it planned to save in 2007.