Local news

Crossroads Hospice seeking teen volunteers from Shawnee
September 2, 2014
Today’s teens have a lot of their schedule between school, sports and other activities, but one local organization wants teens and their families to how just 45 minutes of volunteering can change their lives and the lives of others.
Google begins signups in east Shawnee
September 2, 2014
Google Fiber announced signups in Shawnee, Lenexa and Merriam this week and the company continues to lay foundation for future networks further west in Shawnee and south in Johnson County.
Teenager arrested after trying to burglarize liquor store
06:15 a.m., September 1, 2014 Updated 06:31 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after two people attempted to break into a liquor store early Monday.
Shawnee’s pet aquamation service first of its kind in region
September 1, 2014
The first pet aquamation service in the Kansas City area opened last month in Shawnee and the local owners could be at the forefront of a culture change as to how pet owners handle after life services.
International Observe the Moon Night at Shawnee Mission Park on Sept. 6
September 1, 2014
Love gazing at the moon on a clear night? Here’s a chance to do it with your neighbors while learning some astronomy.
Shawnee Books & Toys closing its doors
August 29, 2014
Shawnee Books & Toys is closing its doors on Saturday following several years of bad luck in the Westbrooke Village Shopping Center.
Police arrest man suspected in Great Clips burglaries
11:41 a.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 02:20 a.m.
Overland Park police say they arrested a man they believe to be connected with the numerous burglaries of Great Clips hair salons around the Kansas City Metropolitan area, including Shawnee.
Johnson County Parks Police searching for missing man
August 29, 2014
The Johnson County Kansas Parks Police are asking for assistance Thursday night in locating a 56-year-old man.
Shawnee auto burglaries increase in recent months
August 29, 2014
A string of recent auto burglaries in Shawnee has prompted the Shawnee Police Department to remind citizens about protecting their vehicles from burglary.
50th Annual De Soto Days Festival Aug. 28-30
August 28, 2014
The 50th Annual De Soto Days Festival kicks off tonight and lasts through Aug. 30 at Miller Memorial Park in De Soto.
KU selects 10 students as Hall Center Scholars
August 28, 2014
Ten Kansas University undergraduate students, two from Shawnee, have been chosen to serve as Hall Center Scholars for the upcoming school year.
Best of Shawnee 2014: Food and Dining
August 27, 2014
A look at this year’s Best of Shawnee Finalists for food and dining.
Best of Shawnee 2014: Community
August 27, 2014
A look at this year’s community events and organizations finalists for Best of Shawnee 2014.
Best of Shawnee 2014: Services
August 27, 2014
A look at this year’s Best of Shawnee top vote getters for services.
Best of Shawnee 2014: Health and Fitness
August 27, 2014
A look at this year’s winners in the health and fitness category.