Local news

Car show held to benefit Special Olympics programs
September 23, 2016
Cars in the Park is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Theatre in the Park.
Editor’s Note: Distribution changes for the Shawnee Dispatch
September 22, 2016
The Shawnee Dispatch has announced changes in how it delivers the newspaper throughout Shawnee.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Shawnee
September 22, 2016
The Shawnee German-American Club is holding its annual Oktoberfest soon.
Come see what’s grillin’ in Shawnee
September 21, 2016
The 22nd annual Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship is being held at Shawnee Town on September 23 & 24.
Bayer helps to host food drive
September 20, 2016
Bayer and the American Royal are working with Harvesters—The Community Food Network to host a community food drive from now until Sept. 24.
Residents flock to Shawnee’s open house
September 20, 2016
Families ate hot dogs and enjoyed fun activities at the city’s open house on Saturday.
Man killed by train in northwestern Shawnee
08:27 a.m., September 20, 2016 Updated 10:22 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a train on Tuesday morning.
Google Express arrives in Shawnee
September 14, 2016
Google Express is now available to Shawnee shoppers.
Face to Face: Ryann Doyle
September 14, 2016
Ryann Doyle, 11, is asking the Shawnee City Council to consider installing a sidewalk leading to Erfurt Park.
Judge denies self-defense claim in Shawnee gun store shootout
September 13, 2016
A judge has denied self-defense claims from one of four men charged in a fatal gunfight at a Shawnee gun store.
Hindus in Shawnee pray for world peace
September 12, 2016
The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Kansas City held a World Peace Prayer to commemorate 9/11 on Sunday.
Shawnee senior conquers Mount Kilimanjaro
September 12, 2016
Judy Gerling, 71, climbed the tallest freestanding mountain in the world this summer.
Suspect arrested in connection to Sunday’s Walmart attack
05:38 p.m., September 11, 2016 Updated 04:00 p.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after two people were found shot in the Walmart parking lot, 16100 W. 65th Street, early Sunday afternoon.
St. Joseph Parish holds Fall Festival
September 9, 2016
The public is invited to celebrate fall with loads of family-friendly activities at St. Joseph Parish.
Attempted home break-in leads to manhunt
September 9, 2016
Shawnee Police are investigating after a homeowner fired shots at someone who was trying to break into his house in the 7400 block of Bond Street early Friday morning.