Local news

Shawnee home damaged by afternoon fire
August 22, 2016
An extension cord has been cited as the cause of an afternoon house fire in Shawnee.
Shawnee looks to attract more foreign investors
August 21, 2016
The city of Shawnee was recently represented on a global scale, as city officials aim to bring more international businesses to town.
Firehouse Subs holds fundraiser
August 19, 2016
Firehouse Subs is donating a proceed of its portions next Wednesday to the Treyvon Mays Memorial Fund.
Historical society needs volunteers for DeSoto Days
August 19, 2016
The Monticello Community Historical Society is seeking volunteers to assist with selling concessions at DeSoto Days on Labor Day weekend.
Shawnee author holds book signing
August 19, 2016
Chris Franklin, of Shawnee, will be available to sign copies of his book, The Cousins, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at The Dessertery, located at 5428 Roberts Street.
Face to Face: JoJo Palko, the new museum assistant at Shawnee Town 1929
August 19, 2016
JoJo Palko, a Wichita native, dons two hats at the Shawnee Town 1929 Museum. She is both a historical interpreter and a collections assistant.
Friends, family gather at vigil to remember Treyvon Mays
August 18, 2016
Hundreds of friends and family members of Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Treyvon Mays gathered for a vigil to celebrate his life Wednesday night at a lake in the Lakeview Estates, just one night after he drowned in the same location.
Teenager found dead in Shawnee lake
August 17, 2016
Treyvon Mays, a senior at Shawnee Mission Northwest, was found dead in a neighborhood lake on Tuesday night. Shawnee Police are investigating the incident.
Stolen vehicle crash and search overnight near Trailridge Middle School
August 16, 2016
Police continue to investigate after a stolen van failed to yield for Prairie Village officers late Monday night.
New health clinic opens in Shawnee
August 15, 2016
Riordan Clinic, based in Wichita, has opened a new location in western Shawnee.
Shawnee church donates blankets, books to young students
August 14, 2016
Shawnee United Methodist Church is donating 125 fleece blankets and gently used books to kindergarten students at two area schools.
Face to Face: Julie Breithaupt, the city’s new communications manager
August 14, 2016
The city’s new communications manager, Julie Breithaupt, spent nearly 15 years in broadcast journalism.
Former Shawnee music teacher sentenced to life in prison for molesting young students
August 11, 2016
Sean Andrew Dow, a former music teacher in Shawnee, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to molesting some of his underage female students.
Shawnee man pleads guilty in deadly Overland Park crash
August 9, 2016
The driver accused of causing a crash which killed a pregnant woman in January pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday.
National Night Out brings police, citizens together
August 8, 2016
The nation’s recent wave of tragic shootings have given a special significance to this year’s National Night Out campaign, which is celebrated in hundreds of cities across the United States every August.