Local news

Dickinson movie theaters sold to B&B Theaters
October 23, 2014
Dickinson Theaters, which owns several Kansas City area theaters including Shawnee’s Westglen 18 in Shawnee, announced earlier this month that it has been acquired by B&B Theaters.
Face to Face: Hope Lutheran’s Senior Pastor Thomas Harries
October 23, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Men arrested in Overland Park for selling counterfeit World Series tickets
October 21, 2014
The Overland Park Police Department was contacted on Monday by a local ticket broker who said someone was just in their business trying to sell fake World Series tickets to an unsuspecting buyer.
Shawnee Mission Parkway construction project to begin this month
October 21, 2014
The intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Woodland Drive will begin construction within a week as the city installs a left and right turn lane and a permanent concrete median at Midland Drive.
Candidates clash over state budget, education
October 21, 2014
The race for District 18’s Kansas House of Representatives seat between Cindy Neighbor, D-Shawnee, and incumbent John Rubin, R-Shawnee, flared up Wednesday night as both candidates threw allegations of misleading the public at each other.
Bonner Springs teen sentenced for killing father in Shawnee
October 20, 2014
A 16-year-old Bonner Springs teenager was sentenced to five years and four months in a juvenile facility for the second-degree murder of his father last summer in Shawnee.
City, county and schools to see big benefits from Shawnee company expansion
October 20, 2014
The expansion of Westmore Industries LLC in western Shawnee will produce wide economic benefits for the city and Johnson County according to a recent cost and benefit analysis study.
Shawnee catches Royals fever
October 20, 2014
Shawnee has gone crazy for the Royals, and the economic impact is having a big effect on local businesses and the community.
37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday
October 17, 2014
The Ladies Guild at St. Joseph Parish, 11311 Johnson Dr., is holding its 37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McDevitt Hall.
Shawnee Town’s Historical Haunting event Oct. 25
October 16, 2014
Shawnee Town’s Historical Hauntings is ready to inspire more screams for Halloween fans.
Face to Face: American Cancer Society’s Amy Walters
October 16, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee Town 1929 continues to grow, show relevance in community
October 15, 2014
Shawnee Town 1929 saw the most visitors ever 2013 and is looking to continue that growth into 2014 and beyond as the Shawnee landmark continues on its mission to educate and entertain.
Local volunteers distribute smoke alarms as part of National Fire Prevention week
October 15, 2014
April Huffstutter knows the importance of smoke alarms as she and her family lost their house last year to a fire. On Saturday, she and hundreds of volunteers distributed smoke alarms to her former Shawnee subdivision.
Trunk-or-treat event set for Oct. 24
October 14, 2014
BMO Harris Bank is hosting a Trunk–or–Treat event, providing children in the community a safe and fun trick-or-treating alternative on the evening of Oct. 24.
Cedar Mill Watershed flood plane study identifies four homes at risk
October 14, 2014
Four homeowners in the Cedar Mill Watershed may have to buy flood insurance after a recent flood plane study showed new FEMA 100-years flood potentials.