Local news

Column: Like a Sports Fan – We Need Voter Fans
February 27, 2015
Linda Leeper describes how Shawnee needs voters like our favorite sports teams need fans.
Driver leads Shawnee Police on nearly 30 mile pursuit
03:23 a.m., February 27, 2015 Updated 01:27 a.m.
A Shawnee officer pursued a vehicle for nearly 30 miles early Friday morning.
Former Mayor Collier remembered for contributions to city, community
February 26, 2015
Former Shawnee Mayor Clinton P. Collier, Jr. passed away on Feb. 24. Collier, who was also affectionately called “Pinkie”, took office as mayor on Sept. 1, 1970, after the resignation of James Pilley and served until 1973.
Face to Face: Shawnee Chamber’s Joyce Allard
February 25, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Company moving from Olathe to Shawnee approved for SEED loan
February 25, 2015
An Olathe company is moving to Shawnee and the business received approval from the city for forgivable loans that will cover moving expenses, build-out costs and new equipment.
Primary Preview: Get to know the mayoral candidates
February 25, 2015
Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, Shawnee’s four mayoral candidates answer questions posed by The Dispatch about their run for office.
Neal and Donna Sawyer named as 2015 Shawnee St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshals
February 24, 2015
The Irish American Club of Johnson County has announced the Parade Grand Marshals for the 2015 Shawnee St. Patrick’s Day parade on Mar. 15.
Shawnee Town launches Speakeasy Society
February 24, 2015
Shawnee Town 1929 has initiated a new series call The Speakeasy Society and is bringing people together over period cocktails to learn about the Prohibition era.
Mayor’s Column: Proposal from State Legislature Would Negatively Affect Local Elections
February 23, 2015
Mayor Jeff Meyers says bill in the state legislature considering making local elections partisan would negatively impact how Shawnee’s city government operates.
City earns award for 2015 Budget
February 23, 2015
For the ninth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Shawnee the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the city’s 2015 Budget.
Lenexa man charged following disturbance in Shawnee
11:54 a.m., February 20, 2015 Updated 01:03 a.m.
Shawnee Police officers were called to the Pho Good Vietnamese Restaurant, 10703 Shawnee Mission Parkway, shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. The suspect, a 33-year-old Lenexa man, has been charged with criminal damage to property.
City to postpone Shawnee Landing Project public hearings
February 20, 2015
Two public hearings scheduled for Monday’s Shawnee City Council meeting will be postponed until March 23.
Scott: Do You Know Who You Really Are?
February 18, 2015
Our local columnist Chuck Scott examines his ancestry and implores us all to do the same.
City to consider incentives for Dick’s Sporting Goods-anchored Shawnee Landing
February 18, 2015
The City of Shawnee will consider a total of $23.8 million worth of incentives for the proposed Shawnee Landing commercial development on Monday and the main retail tenant is reportedly Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Face to Face: Donna Zimmerman
February 17, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.