Local news

Shawnee police respond to disturbance involving armed, mentally ill woman
June 29, 2016
Several Shawnee police responded to the Wilder area of western Shawnee this afternoon when a woman was reported to be armed in the midst of a mental breakdown.
Kansas Supreme Court accepts latest school funding changes; up next, the adequacy question
June 29, 2016
The Kansas Supreme Court said Tuesday that it is satisfied with the Legislature’s action last week addressing school funding equity, and it will not issue any other remedial orders such as closing public schools.
De Soto superintendent’s salary higher than predecessor’s
June 29, 2016
The new superintendent of the De Soto school district will earn about $12,000 more annually than its previous superintendent.
One person killed in I-435 crash
June 28, 2016
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after one person was killed in a crash on Tuesday morning.
Five places to catch Fourth of July fireworks near Shawnee
June 28, 2016
The Fourth of July is nearly upon us, and for many, that means one thing: fireworks.
Retired government security specialist now helps Shawnee stay safe
June 28, 2016
With its small town charm and friendly neighbors, Shawnee is known to many for being a happy and safe place to live.
Digging in: Shawnee student participates in archeological field study
June 27, 2016
Chase Oswald first dabbled in digging through history under water — for instance, exploring the wreckage of a World War II-era Nazi oil tanker near Aruba.
Man hospitalized after trying to run from officers
June 26, 2016
A 34-year-old Lenexa man is hospitalized after he tried to run from officers and was tased.
CPR course takes guesswork out of life-saving
June 26, 2016
A number of years ago, a good friend of mine had a seizure right in front of me.
Kansas Legislature passes school finance bill; Brownback says he will sign it
June 25, 2016
Kansas lawmakers on Friday night passed a school funding equity bill that they believe will satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court without taking money out of general state aid for school districts.
Celebrate an Ozark mountain Christmas with Shawnee
June 25, 2016
Shawnee is hosting an overnight trip to Branson right before the holidays.
Western Shawnee couple offer produce at Lynn’s Garden Shed
June 25, 2016
A woman pulled up to Lynn’s Garden Shed in western Shawnee Wednesday, calling out a familiar question: “Did you move the shed?”
Republicans offer to fix school equity problem by taking other school funds
June 24, 2016
Kansas lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill today that Republicans say would answer the Kansas Supreme Court’s concerns about tax equity and prevent the court from shutting down public schools on July 1.
Shawnee hires new assistant city manager
June 24, 2016
Shawnee resident Nolan Sunderman is the city’s new assistant city manager.
Teacher Feature: Taylor Burson
June 24, 2016
Taylor Burson, fourth grade teacher at Horizon Elementary in western Shawnee, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.