Local news

City of Shawnee plans to upgrade website this year
February 22, 2017
The city of Shawnee hopes to launch a redesigned website by the end of the year.
Shawnee man named ‘Magician of the Year’
February 22, 2017
Nearly two decades ago, Keith Leff quit his cushy corporate job and became a full-time magician. It was one of the best decisions he made in his life.
A ‘variety’ of ways to help
Shawnee-based charity donates life-changing equipment to special needs children
February 22, 2017
Shawnee-based charity donates life-changing equipment to special needs children
Face to Face: Brennan Schulte
February 15, 2017
Mill Valley junior Brennan Schulte recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Shawnee should focus on ‘more,’ says mayor
State of the City address focuses on development; potential for growth
February 15, 2017
At her State of the City address, Mayor Michelle Distler said Shawnee has seen a lot of development over the past year, but the city still holds a lot of potential.
Downtown theater meeting draws dozens
Residents react to upcoming renovation plans; offer suggestions
February 7, 2017
Nearly 100 people packed into a meeting room at the Shawnee Public Library, eager to hear details about the former Aztec Theatre’s potential resurrection.
Shawnee woman turns ‘109 years young’
February 7, 2017
A Shawnee resident celebrated a very special birthday last week.
Shawnee residents learn to save lives with CPR training
January 31, 2017
The Shawnee Fire Department held its first HeartSaver First Aid CPR & AED Training this past weekend.
Coffee shop to open in downtown Shawnee
January 31, 2017
Nieman Bay Coffee House will open its doors next to Dodge City Beef soon.
Shawnee police take the plunge
Team raises $7,500 for Special Olympics athletes in Kansas
January 31, 2017
Participants across the state raised over $94,000 for Special Olympics of Kansas.
City holds meeting to discuss Nieman Road projects
January 24, 2017
The city is holding a neighborhood meeting to discuss the impact of the “Nieman Now!” project.
Celebrating old-fashioned fun at Shawnee Town 1929
January 24, 2017
Shawnee Town 1929 is holding a 1920s board game class from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Reviving Shawnee’s silver screen
Shawnee couple hopes to restore former glory to historic Aztec Theatre
January 24, 2017
New owners of the historic Aztec Theatre hope to open its doors in June.
Walmart opens training academy in Shawnee
January 18, 2017
A Shawnee Walmart recently opened up a training academy for employees.
Police investigating Friday morning burglary
January 16, 2017
Police investigating a Friday the 13th burglary of a business.