Local news

Small Business Saturday going big in Shawnee
November 26, 2014
This year’s Small Business Saturday in Shawnee is going to be big. At least that’s what a long list of local businesses and the day’s organizers are hoping as they’ve prepared for this year’s event on Nov. 29. The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event again, but with big changes this year.
Shawnee Community Services sees increased need on holiday
November 26, 2014
Shawnee Community Services has seen a 20 percent increase in demand for Thanskgiving meals this year, and the hungry families receiving them are in for a welcome surprise this year thanks to last minute donations.
Shawnee’s Bacchus and Barleycorn celebrates 30 years
November 25, 2014
In the business of selling home brewing supplies, a lot has changed and a lot has remained the same. While the spirit of the craft has remained, the ingredients and flavor potentials have grown immensely. Nobody knows that better than the owners of Bacchus and Barleycorn in Shawnee, a home wine and beer makers store, that celebrated 30 years in business this year.
Shawnee Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for Tots Drive
November 24, 2014
Keith Winterhalter, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive.
Shawnee repairing pipes from the inside out
November 24, 2014
Steam is pumped up into the air from a machine holding a serpentine looking large hose, rising from open man-hole covers and evaporating into the cold air. The steam has been popping up in recent years around Shawnee as the city uses a complex system to help maintain and repair storm drainage pipes. The process is called Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) and uses a resin to patch up metal corrugated pipes that are deteriorating around the city. The steam is not the type of steam you would see rising from man-hole covers in a big city like Chicago or Denver.
Charred body of Shawnee man found in Missouri
November 23, 2014
Missouri authorities are investigating the death of a Kansas man whose body was found inside a burned portable restroom.
Eight, including Shawnee man, indicted on federal fraud charges
November 21, 2014
Eight people who worked for a Kansas City, Kan., company, including a Shawnee man, were indicted on federal fraud charges this week by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
10 Quivira Plaza sells for $24.8 million
November 20, 2014
Ten Quivira Plaza shopping center has been sold for $24.8 million by Tri-Land Properties Inc. to 10 Quivira Plaza 14 A LLC, a parternship based in Glenwood Village, Colo.
Westbrook Village developer terminates deal
November 19, 2014
A deal to develop the mostly vacant Westbrook Village Shopping Center has ended before any concrete retail development plans ever really got started. As of Sept. 29, the developer MDDS has pulled out of a deal with the city to develop a big-box 240,000-square-foot retail project at Quivira Road and 75th Street. MDDS terminated the project after several months of preliminary work and studies on the site. Reports were that Menards, a regional home improvement store, was primed to be the main tenant.
Shawnee Wendy’s robbed late Tuesday
10:25 a.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 10:33 a.m.
Shawnee Police say they are investigating the armed robbery of the Wendy’s restaurant at 11450 Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Face to Face: Steve Taylor
November 19, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee’s Flower Classroom targets future florists, enthusiasts
November 19, 2014
The Flower Classroom in Shawnee is helping people become professional florists, and those who simply love flowers explore the craft.
Accident report from Shawnee carjacking case shows new details
November 17, 2014
The accident report from a Nov. 5 carjacking at the Shawnee Hy-Vee shows that the two Kansas teens rolled the stolen vehicle twice while allegedly evading Shawnee police.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center ER opens in Shawnee
November 17, 2014
Take the emergency room of any major hospital, cut it out and transplant it onto a major artery through Shawnee. That’s what the leaders behind the new Overland Park Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, an HCA Midwest Health facility, have done. Located at 10310 Shawnee Mission Parkway, one block west of Interstate 35, the emergency room is a freestanding department with everything a person would expect to find at a traditional emergency room in a hospital.
Home invasion suspects focus of Shawnee police search
11:21 a.m., November 15, 2014 Updated 11:34 a.m.
Shawnee Police spent nearly six hours searching for suspects involved in a home invasion, which occurred in Independence, Missouri overnight. A vehicle taken during the home invasion was found in a Shawnee backyard.