Local news

Shawnee Antique Mall upgrades in time for the holidays
December 17, 2014
Walk in the front door of the newly remodeled Antique Mall in Shawnee and you are greeted with the sight of roasted peanuts, the smell of popcorn and the sound of music.
Shawnee planning commission approves rezoning for Shawnee Landing, tables initial site plan
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee Planning Commission has approved preliminary steps for a future shopping center at Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway to be called Shawnee Landing but also asked for more research on several of the site’s plans.
Beal: The meaning of tomatoes in winter
December 16, 2014
Local columnist John Beal takes a moment to contemplate the meaning of tomatoes in winter.
Shawnee nine year old donates to Locks of Love
December 16, 2014
It only took a short commercial to convince Jeydan Umberger, 9, that she needed to donate some of her hair to Locks of Love.
Two more incumbents file for seats on De Soto, SMSD boards
December 15, 2014
Two more incumbents have tossed their hat in to be considered for another four years on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards.
Shawnee residents file lawsuit to stop sewer project near Maurer Road
December 15, 2014
Two residents along Bell Road have filed a law suit in district court to stop a county commission approved sewer line near the southwest corner of Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Man stabbed during domestic dispute
06:28 a.m., December 15, 2014 Updated 11:02 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after a man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday evening. Officers were called to an apartment in the 6300 block of Cottonwood Street in the Cottonwood Park Apartments at 8:26 p.m.
Shawnee Chamber supports upcoming school district mail-in ballot questions
December 15, 2014
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors issued a statement supporting the upcoming mail-in ballot election regarding budget measures for both the Shawnee Mission School District and the De Soto School District.
Shawnee police considering body-mounted cameras
December 15, 2014
The Shawnee police department has been looking into body mounted cameras for years, but recent incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country have sparked a more rapid interest in the technology.
Eric Jenkins files for council seat
December 12, 2014
Eric Jenkins filed earlier this month for a seat on the Shawnee City Council.
Shawnee police officer accused of violation of protection order, placed on leave
December 10, 2014
Shawnee police Sergeant Bill Smith was arrested this week on suspicion of violating a protection order issued by his ex-wife.
Injuries reported in morning crashes
10:38 a.m., December 10, 2014 Updated 10:54 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating multiple crashes on area roads this morning. At least two involving injuries.
Johnson County Library lending machines coming to Shawnee
December 10, 2014
Western Shawnee residents and Lenexa residents will no longer have to drive all the way to the Shawnee and Lackman Johnson County Library branches for books and videos.
Face to Face: Shawnee Chamber of Commerce’s Kevin Fern
December 10, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee to extend land tax suspension
December 9, 2014
Developers will not have to worry about real estate tax in Shawnee for another two years as the city is set to approve another suspension of the city’s excise tax.