Local news

Face to Face: Old Shawnee Pizza’s Cassie Brothers
November 25, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday
November 25, 2015
Small Business Saturday is back in Shawnee and there are more businesses participating this year than ever.
Local Boy Scout troop holds Cake Bake Competition
November 25, 2015
The local Boy Scout Troop 3284 held their annual Cake Bake competition on Thursday and mayor Michelle Distler, Police Chief Rob Moser and Fire Chief John Mattox were there to judge.
Shawnee salon owner looks to combine high-end with comfort
November 25, 2015
The recent opening of a new salon in downtown Shawnee has one elementary school student pretty excited, says her mom and the salon’s owner, Kristi Rodgers.
Shawnee departments earn national accreditation
November 24, 2015
The Shawnee Public Works and Development Services departments have been honored by an independent agency some of the best in the country.
Shawnee participating in DUI, seat belt enforcement campaign
November 23, 2015
The Shawnee Police Department is joining other Kansas police agencies, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, beginning today, Nov.23, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Fundraiser set for bicyclist hit on Shawnee Mission Parkway
November 23, 2015
A group of Hope Lutheran Church parishioners is holding a fundraiser for the Shawnee man seriously injured in Spetember while riding his bike to work on Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Evelyn VanKemseke, 87, leaves legacy of compassion and community service
November 19, 2015
Evelyn VanKempseke did all the little things right and, in turn, made an enormous impact on her community. She loved spending time at Shawnee Community Services, the food pantry and community service organization she founded in 1982, stocking shelves and packing food boxes. She loved being able to help so many people and loved seeing the faces of the people she was able to feed.
Face to Face: Lindsay Auction Service’s founder Tom Lindsay
November 18, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Portion of Pflumm Road to be closed Nov. 18-25 for emergency repair
November 17, 2015
Pflumm Road, between 57th Street and Johnson Drive, will be closed November 18-25 in order for crews to make an emergency repair to an underground stormwater pipe.
Shawnee hires Doug Whitacre as new Public Works Director
November 17, 2015
Shawnee City Manager Carol Gonzales has hired Doug Whitacre, current public works director for the city of Topeka, as the city’s new public works director.
Shoe and clothing drive benefiting disabled veterans
November 17, 2015
The charitable work for local veterans by the late Tony Lang is continuing even after his death. Lang started his namesake shoe drive, The Tony Lang 1000 Shoes Drive, a few years ago to collect shoes for the Kansas Disabled Veterans Store in Kansas City, Kan.
Man arrested near Trailridge Middle School on suspicion of auto burglary
05:25 p.m., November 16, 2015 Updated 05:25 p.m.
Lenexa police say they arrested a man after he abandoned a stolen vehicle in the neighborhoods west of Trailridge Middle School and tried to steal another car.
Johnson County District Attorney warns of scam IRS phone calls
November 16, 2015
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe is warning residents to be alert for scam phone calls that appear to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding a delinquent tax bill.
Shawnee employees honored for years of service
November 16, 2015
Shawnee employees and volunteers were honored for their years of service to the city last week, including Mike Hartman, a fire captain with the Shawnee Fire Department, who has dedicated 30 years to the city.