Local news

Nick and Jake’s to open in western Shawnee
July 16, 2018
A popular local restaurant is opening its fourth location in Shawnee.
Lenexa Police investigate overnight shooting
July 14, 2018
A man with a gunshot wound walked into the Casey’s General Store near 79th and Quivira late Friday.
Police investigating homicide of woman reported missing on July 6
July 14, 2018
Shawnee Police are investigating after a woman who had been reported missing on July 6 was found dead inside a Shawnee home. A 47-year-old resident of the home was arrested and now faces charges in the death.
Television show seeks local participants
July 11, 2018
The Emmy-nominated hit television show, “Mind Field,” is coming to Stilwell to film.
MTKC presents two musicals this month
July 11, 2018
Music Theatre Kansas City is presenting its two summer shows, “Fame” and “My Favorite Year,” this month.
Shawnee college student travels to Thailand to work with elephants
July 11, 2018
This summer, 20-year-old Spencer Boaz, of Shawnee, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.
She said yes to the family dress
July 10, 2018
Shawnee native to be third generation to wear treasured hand-stitched wedding gown.
Shawnee Planning Commission OKs rezoning, preliminary plan for revised Bellmont Promenade development
July 9, 2018
The Bellmont Promenade project is proposed to feature first floor retail and office space, as well as high-end apartments.
Enjoy sweet treats at Sheridan’s this summer (and all seasons)
July 4, 2018
Sheridan’s Latte’s & Frozen Custard has been putting smiles on the faces of Shawnee residents of all ages for more than a decade.
Remembering Monticello: Local organization embraces history of former township
July 3, 2018
As our country celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence today, one area historical society hopes to keep Monticello Township’s memory alive by sharing its story.
Making a splash: Shawnee water garden featured on tour
July 3, 2018
A Shawnee home will be among dozens featured on the upcoming 25th annual Kansas City Water Garden Tour.
Johnson County Christmas Bureau partners with Shawnee business for ‘Christmas in July’
July 3, 2018
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau is once again getting a jump on the holiday season by celebrating “Christmas in July.
Four rescued from Shawnee Mission Park Lake after boat capsizes
July 1, 2018
Johnson County Park Police, with the assistance of Shawnee Mission Park Marina staff, rescued four people from the lake after a boat reportedly capsized Sunday afternoon.
Olathe dance studio embraces Shawnee roots, welcomes new students
June 27, 2018
For a little over two decades, families have been drawn to Miss Maria’s Dance, Cheer & Gymnastics because of its warm, welcoming environment and top-notch instructors.
Shawnee youth complete leadership academy
June 27, 2018
Several Shawnee students recently participated in the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy.