Local news

Just keep going: From farms to convenience stores to cancer, nothing stands in Ed Kempf’s way
May 29, 2016
If you ever hit the Snack Shak Phillips 66 gas station for your morning fill-up of coffee or breakfast edibles, you’ve likely seen a friendly and familiar face.
Shawnee Mission Northwest grad returns as inspiration at Starlight Theatre awards
Mesh has performed on Broadway, now taking on TV and film
May 28, 2016
Kaitlin Mesh said she knew that acting was the only career for her when she took the stage as a sophomore at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in a production of “The Crucible.”
Flash flood watch in effect for Shawnee through Saturday morning
May 27, 2016
A flash flood watch will remain in effect for Shawnee until Saturday morning.
Shawnee requests feedback on Nieman Road improvements
May 27, 2016
Residents only have a few more days to take a survey related to the Nieman Road Reallocation of Right of Way project.
History comes to life with Shawnee Town program
May 27, 2016
The Time Travelers program will feature fun activities, such as doing laundry, feeding chickens, and shoe-shining.
Shawnee offering storm debris drop-off site for residents
May 27, 2016
To help residents dispose of tree debris from recent storms, Shawnee is offering a free drop-off site for residents.
Shawnee Police honor their own at awards ceremony
May 27, 2016
The Shawnee Police Department recently honored several law enforcement officers for their service.
Children’s art workshops offered next month at Johnson County Museum
May 27, 2016
Young participants can create art inspired by various artworks during a Summer Arts Series being presented during June and July by the Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Road.
Teacher Feature: Staci Newell
May 27, 2016
Staci Newell, 6th grade teacher at Rhein Benninghoven Elementary School, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
Free summer lunch program begins Wednesday at SM elementaries
May 26, 2016
The Shawnee Mission School District will begin offering free hot lunches for all children ages 1-18 Wednesday at 11 of its elementary schools, including four in Shawnee.
Northeast Kansas charities offer summer food program for kids
May 24, 2016
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has partnered with the Kansas Department of Education to operate a free summer food program for kids age 18 years and younger.
Shawnee schools offer free lunches for kids
May 24, 2016
The Shawnee Mission School District will offer free hot lunches for all children ages 1 to 18 at various elementary schools in the district.
A quiet servant:’ Former news editor John Beal remembered for professionalism, love for family
May 24, 2016
Last week, members of the Shawnee Rotary Club arrived at John Beal’s room at Kansas City Hospice House to present him with a special award.
Mill Valley High choral teacher ends 35-year career
Stoppel says final years were joyful because Shawnee students ‘want to learn’
May 24, 2016
You wouldn’t find any images of treble clefs or pianos in Sheree Stoppel’s choir room at Mill Valley High School.
Sisters-in-law keep beloved Shawnee bridal shop alive
May 24, 2016
Sisters-in-law Whitney Welsh, Beth Welsh, and Colleen Teasdale recently took over ownership of Bridal Extraordinaire, a popular bridal boutique in Shawnee.