Local news

Four candidates to run uncontested for Shawnee Mission, De Soto board seats
January 29, 2015
Current area school board members Angela Handy, Bill Fletcher, Deb Zila and Patty Mach will be uncontested in bids to hold onto their positions during April’s general election.
De Soto school district to keep 33 percent LOB
January 28, 2015
De Soto school district’s local option budget will remain at 33 percent of its general fund after voters approved the measure Tuesday.
City conducting survey for potential improvements to Johnson Drive intersection
January 28, 2015
The City of Shawnee is seeking public input for improvements to the intersection of Johnson Drive and Woodland Road.
Fitness boom in Shawnee: Everfit and 9Rounds to open in coming months
06:00 a.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 06:00 a.m.
Two fitness gyms are opening in Shawnee in the coming months and both offer unique takes on fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions and exercise goals.
Bond issue, LOB measures pass in Shawnee Mission
January 27, 2015
Recently, the Shawnee Mission school district asked voters whether they would approve a $223 bond issue as well as the continuation of a 33 percent local option budget.
Court documents show sequence of events during She’s A Pistol robbery
January 27, 2015
Details of what happened inside She’s A Pistol gun store during the Jan. 9 robbery were released this week and describe the scene a surveillance video recorded during the shooting.
She’s A Pistol announces continued classes, plans to reopen
January 27, 2015
She’s A Pistol has announced that it will resume classes beginning Jan. 29 and is undergoing repairs to reopen soon.
Shawnee approves bonds for two new hotels
January 27, 2015
The city has approved bonds worth up to $12 million for the construction of two new hotels and a commercial building on the northeast corner of Midland Drive and Renner Road at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Construction on Maurer Road over next two days
January 26, 2015
Beginning Tuesday morning, crews will be doing work to the south side of the Maurer Road Bridge that runs over Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Face to Face: Shawnee Fire Department Chaplain Don Lewis
January 26, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face section.
One person seriously injured in crash with utility pole
04:30 a.m., January 24, 2015 Updated 12:14 p.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after an SUV slammed into a utility pole, leaving the driver seriously injured early Saturday. A neighbor called 911 around 1:40 Saturday morning, after a Cadillac Escalade crashed head-on into a utility pole at the T-intersection of West 55th and Flint Streets.
Shawnee police officers help escort President Obama
January 23, 2015
For three Shawnee police officers used to escorting large parties of vehicles, Thursday stood out as one they’ll never forget. It wasn’t the longest motorcade they had ever helped escort, and it wasn’t the largest, but it may have just been one of the most important. Master Patrol Officers Steve Walsh, Matt Sumpter and Matt Klein worked with members of multiple other agencies to escort President Barack Obama from Topeka to Lawrence, and back again, during his visit to Lawrence last week.
Three of four She’s A Pistol robbery suspects make first court appearance
January 22, 2015
A Johnson County District Court judge set a preliminary hearing date of April 20 for three of the four men accused of shooting and killing She’s A Pistol owner Jon Bieker at a hearing Thursday morning.
Face to Face: Dan Snell
January 22, 2015
Get to know your SHawnee neighbors with our Face to Face section.
Shawnee residents face challenges in addressing train horn noise complaints
January 20, 2015
Residents around Shawnee have been dealing with train horn noise for years but now they are looking to reduce the high volume of horns affecting their quality of life.