Local news

37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday
October 17, 2014
The Ladies Guild at St. Joseph Parish, 11311 Johnson Dr., is holding its 37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McDevitt Hall.
Shawnee Town’s Historical Haunting event Oct. 25
October 16, 2014
Shawnee Town’s Historical Hauntings is ready to inspire more screams for Halloween fans.
Face to Face: American Cancer Society’s Amy Walters
October 16, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee Town 1929 continues to grow, show relevance in community
October 15, 2014
Shawnee Town 1929 saw the most visitors ever 2013 and is looking to continue that growth into 2014 and beyond as the Shawnee landmark continues on its mission to educate and entertain.
Local volunteers distribute smoke alarms as part of National Fire Prevention week
October 15, 2014
April Huffstutter knows the importance of smoke alarms as she and her family lost their house last year to a fire. On Saturday, she and hundreds of volunteers distributed smoke alarms to her former Shawnee subdivision.
Trunk-or-treat event set for Oct. 24
October 14, 2014
BMO Harris Bank is hosting a Trunk–or–Treat event, providing children in the community a safe and fun trick-or-treating alternative on the evening of Oct. 24.
Cedar Mill Watershed flood plane study identifies four homes at risk
October 14, 2014
Four homeowners in the Cedar Mill Watershed may have to buy flood insurance after a recent flood plane study showed new FEMA 100-years flood potentials.
Burglary suspect rams Shawnee police vehicle, leads officers on 40-mile chase
03:43 a.m., October 14, 2014 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Shawnee police were involved in a high speed pursuit that covered around 40 miles early Tuesday morning. The pursuit ended in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Legislative candidates discuss business, education and economy at local forum
October 13, 2014
Six legislative candidates that Shawnee voters will consider in this November’s election spoke to members of the local business community during a candidate forum.
Local view: College isn’t for everyone
October 13, 2014
Despite all the divisions, disagreements and debates raging in our country over everything from global warming to a person’s daily consumption of salt, there is one thing all Americans agree on: the value of a good education.
Man sentenced to life in prison for deadly Shawnee robbery
October 10, 2014
A Johnson County District Court judge sentenced the man convicted of first degree murder for the slaying of a Shawnee liquor store owner was sentence to life in prison on Friday.
Johnson County green-lights gay marriage in Kansas; Douglas County to continue denying applicants
October 9, 2014
The chief judge of the Johnson County District Court issued an order Wednesday clearing the way for same-sex couples to get married in that county. But a constitutional law professor at Kansas University said it’s still not clear that such marriages would be valid under Kansas law.
Face to Face: Funky Munky Music’s Nathan Pietz
October 9, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face section.
Johnson County judge gives green light to gay marriage in Kansas
October 8, 2014
Kevin Moriarty, the chief judge of the 10th Judicial District in Johnson County, has just issued an order giving the go-ahead for same-sex marriage.
Joplimo Mattress in Shawnee first of several future locations
October 8, 2014
There’s more to Joplimo Mattress than meets the eye. The Shawnee location opened in May and has been selling its Forever Beds and other mattresses that boast longer lifespans than other mattresses, owner Brian Croft says. But the booming business doesn’t just sell mattresses. It has a story to tell.