Local news

Shawnee United Methodist Church to host jewlery sale on May 2-3
April 18, 2014
Shawnee United Methodist Church, 10700 Johnson Drive, will host a jewelry sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 2-3 in the church gym.
Shawnee homes featured in annual Spring Parade of Homes
April 17, 2014
The annual Spring Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will run from April 26 through May 11.
Shawnee finalist for Secretary of Defense employer award
April 17, 2014
The city of Shawnee was recently named a finalist for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Support Freedom Award.
Shawnee Dispatch Pet of the Week: Milli
April 16, 2014
The Great Plains SPCA is offering Milli, an Australian cattle dog mix who is friendly and full of energy. She would prefer a home with no children under 12 and must meet the entire family and other dogs prior to being adopted. She loves to go on walks and play in the yard.
E-cigarette retailer Aqueous Vapor opens in Shawnee
April 16, 2014
For Shawnee smokers looking to quit, James Yeager says he’s here to help.
Shawnee’s Midwest Sikh Gurdwara sets annual parade
April 15, 2014
The Kansas City Sikh American community annual Nagar Kirtan/Vaisakhi parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday on the grounds around Kansas City Midwest Sikh Association Gurdwara, 6834 Pflumm Road.
Shawnee Mission Health, Midwest Transplant Network to host annual Wall of Heroes Dedication
April 15, 2014
Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Midwest Transplant Network will host the fourth annual Wall of Heroes celebration, a display that commemorates those who have unselfishly given others a new chance in life.
Relay for Life of Shawnee to host April 26 fundraiser
April 15, 2014
Members of Relay for Life of Shawnee will host a fundraiser on April 26 to benefit the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life campaign.
Downtown Shawnee businesses try to remain positive during bridge’s closure
April 15, 2014
It wasn’t long ago that if some saw Tamara Hudson doing cartwheels down Johnson Drive, it was because the owner of Encore Boutique simply lost a bet.
Shawnee sets dates for large item pickup
April 14, 2014
Tidy Town, Shawnee’s large item pickup, is set for April 26 for residents who live east of Pflumm Road and May 3 for residents living west of Pflumm Road.
Three dead in Kansas City Jewish community shootings
April 13, 2014
Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.
Early-morning fire causes $250,000 damage
01:01 a.m., April 12, 2014 Updated 02:20 p.m.
Firefighters arrived to find the home’s garage fully engulfed.
Shawnee Mission Health plans ceremony for new cancer center
April 11, 2014
Shawnee Mission Health will host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Shawnee Mission Cancer Center from 3 to 5 p.m. April 16 in the Santa Fe Medical Building, 9301 W. 74th St., Suite 100.
Shawnee to host rain barrel workshop
April 11, 2014
Shawnee Parks & Recreation will host a rain barrel making workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the park maintenance facility, 13321 Johnson Drive.
Shawnee to consider offering financial incentive to bring major retailer to Westbrooke Village
April 10, 2014
A plan to bring a big-box retailer to the mostly vacant Westbrooke Village Shopping Center cleared its first hurdle Tuesday.