Local news

Neal Sawyer selected as Old Shawnee Days Parade Grand Marshal
May 22, 2015
The Old Shawnee Days Society has announced that Neal Sawyer, former Shawnee City Councilman, will serve as this year’s Old Shawnee Days Parade Grand Marshal.
Shawnee police investigate attempted solicitation of a child
May 21, 2015
Shawnee police are investigating a Wednesday night incident in which a man in a white van attempted to lure two 12-year-old children into a van.
Fireworks to remain illegal in Shawnee
May 20, 2015
Fireworks will remain illegal in Shawnee until the city conducts a survey of residents in the Fall to determine the public’s opinion on the matter.
Face to Face: Hampton Inn of Shawnee’s General Manager Randy Bull
May 20, 2015
Get to your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Mapping out Shawnee’s $250 million in investments over last four years
May 20, 2015
The Shawnee Economic Development Council has created an interactive map that illustrates and explains the more than $250 million worth of committed investments in Shawnee over the past four years.
Shawnee teen to participate in FBI leadership program
May 19, 2015
The thought of attending the Youth Leadership Program at FBI and DEA facilities in Quantico, Va., headquarters might sound like the perfect lead in to a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. It can be. But for Tyler Orbin, 15, of Shawnee, it’s more than that. It is a challenge. It is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Shawnee celebrates National Public Works Week
May 19, 2015
This week, the City of Shawnee is celebrating National Public Works Week along with other cities and organizations around the country.
Shawnee officers honored for lifesaving efforts
May 18, 2015
The situation couldn’t have been much worse by the time Officer Mark Coenen saw a student running toward him, saying there was an unconscious student in the Shawnee Mission Northwest pool.
Shoe drive this summer conducted by local nonprofit
May 17, 2015
Moneytalk Financial Foundations, a Shawnee based nonprofit, is conducting a shoe collection drive during the months of June and July.
Investigators release cause of deadly Shawnee fire
May 16, 2015
Investigators say an extension cord sparked the fire that killed 63-year-old Ronnie Walkup and 3-year-old Christian Young.
Shawnee to consider legalization of fireworks
May 15, 2015
The Shawnee City Council will consider changes to its ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks within the city next week.
Shawnee police to participate in “Click It or Ticket” campaign
May 15, 2015
Beginning Monday, May 18, the Shawnee Police Department will join law enforcement around the stat in a “Click It or Ticket” campaign to make sure drivers are following traffic laws, including the proper use of seat belts and restraints.
Death of 3-year-old boy and his great-uncle in fire devastates Shawnee family
08:57 a.m., May 14, 2015 Updated 11:48 a.m.
The Shawnee Fire Department has confirmed that 3-year-old Christian Young and his great-uncle Ronnie Walkup died in a morning house fire at 4829 Lucille Lane in Shawnee.
Shawnee resident faces potential deportation to Ghana
May 14, 2015
A Shawnee resident and native of Ghana faces deportation after admitting to fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizens ship in 2004.
Shawnee Lions Club seeks submissions for Old Shawnee Days pin
May 14, 2015
The Shawnee Lions club is again sponsoring a contest to design next years Old Shawnee days pin.