Local news

Shawnee to host prescription drug take-back day
April 22, 2014
The Shawnee Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Police Department, 5850 Renner Road.
Shawnee’s Erfurt Park construction delayed
April 22, 2014
Plans to build a 20-acre park in western Shawnee have hit a snag.
Shawnee golfer, 7, to compete in U.S. Kids Golf World Championship
April 22, 2014
Jacob Fratzel, a first-grader at Hope Lutheran School, will put his golfing skills to the test after earning a spot to compete this summer in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Southern Pines, N.C.
Watoto Children’s Choir to perform Sunday in Shawnee
April 21, 2014
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Breakthrough Community Church, 11411 W. 71st Terrace.
Johnson County residents warned about possible identity theft during tax season
April 21, 2014
Johnson County residents are being warned to look out for signs of identity theft.
Old Shawnee Days Society seeks nominees for parade grand marshal
April 21, 2014
The Old Shawnee Days Society is accepting nominations for Parade Grand Marshal of the annual Old Shawnee Days Parade, which will be June 7.
Old Shawnee Days Committee offering $1,000 scholarship
April 21, 2014
The Old Shawnee Days Committee is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Shawnee high school junior or senior.
Maranatha Academy to host annual family fun fest Saturday
April 20, 2014
The Maranatha Family Fun Fest will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Maranatha Academy, 6826 Lackman Road.
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.