Local news

Shawnee Economic Development Council to honor area businesses on July 8
July 2, 2015
The Shawnee Economic Development Council will present 11 awards to area businesses during the annual Business Appreciation Luncheon on July 8 at Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive.
Device Shop brings entrepreneurial spirit to Shawnee
July 1, 2015
Concealed within the Device Shop in Shawnee, some incredible things are being made.
Shawnee receives national award for support of military
June 30, 2015
The city of Shawnee has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and representatives from the city will travel to the Pentagon in August to accept the award.
Face to Face: Doug Simms, Flags 4 Freedom
June 30, 2015
Meet your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee Offering Storm Debris Drop Off Site
June 29, 2015
To help residents dispose of tree debris from last week’s thunderstorms, the City of Shawnee is offering a free drop-off site for Shawnee residents.
State’s cigarette tax to affect local Shawnee businesses
June 29, 2015
The implementation of an additional 50 cent tax on cigarettes on July 1 has Lucky Lakhani nervous for the future of his young business in Shawnee.
City budget suggestions cause conflict on Shawnee council
June 29, 2015
New City Council Member Eric Jenkins has proposed some changes to the city’s department structure and budget as the city wraps up its 2016 budget session, which caused some backlash from other members of the council.
AT&T high-speed internet expanding to Shawnee
June 28, 2015
AT&T announced last week that it is expanding its high-speed U-verse internet service to residential and business customers in parts of Shawnee and Independence.
Shawnee store robbed early Wednesday morning
June 24, 2015
A Shawnee convenience store was robbed Wednesday morning by a man claiming to have a gun.
Organization Orientation: Spreading kindness
June 24, 2015
Lucy’s Kids for Peace is a local nonprofit organization with 50 youth members.
Dirty Dawgs self-service dog wash opens in western Shawnee
June 24, 2015
Dirty Dawgs self-service dog wash opened in the Monticello Village earlier this month.
Planet Fitness plans to move into Hobby Lobby space
June 23, 2015
Planet Fitness, a 24-hour gym, plans to open a location in part of the space currently occupied by Hobby Lobby off Shawnee Mission Parkway in the Millcreek Shopping Center.
Face to Face: Shawnee Chamber’s Jacob Hayes
June 23, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to face feature.
Five families with special needs children receive incredible gift of vans, bicycles
June 22, 2015
For some, the gifts were unbelievable. For all, the gifts were life changing. On Monday, Variety KC, an organization headquartered in Shawnee, brought together five families with children with special needs to recieve some incredible donations. An anonymous couple from the Kansas City area donated four wheel-chair accessible adaptive vans and two adaptive bicycles to the families and presented the gifts to the families on Monday in the Shawnee Town Hall parking lot.
Merriam man drowns in Overland Park apartment pool
June 22, 2015
A 42-year-old Merriam man has died in a swimming pool in a suburban Kansas City apartment complex.

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