Local news

Face to Face: Experienced performer
July 30, 2014
Tim Bair is artistic director of Theatre in the Park.
Shawnee officials looking to fill opening on CityRide Task Force
July 29, 2014
The City of Shawnee is reaching out to the community to fill an opening on its CityRide Task Force.
Shawnee Presbyterian pastor spreading message of ‘inclusivity’
July 29, 2014
Shawnee Presbyterian Church has a new motto for inviting people to its 10:30 a.m. Sunday services. “No charge. No dress code. No pressure. Come celebrate the giver of all good gifts.”
Shawnee’s Thai Homeplace finds new home
July 28, 2014
It may have moved, but the owners of Thai Homeplace want diners to feel at home in their new location in 10 Quivira Plaza. Thai Homeplace opened on July 18th next to the Westlake Ace Hardware in a larger space compared to its previous location at 119th Street and Quivira Street.
Shawnee voters to cast ballots for various races in Aug. 5 primary
02:34 p.m., July 27, 2014 Updated 04:19 p.m.
Shawnee residents heading to the polls for the Aug. 5 primaries will help decide contested races.
Shawnee residents appointed to state boards
July 25, 2014
Two Shawnee residents were appointed to state boards and commissions by Gov. Sam Brownback this week.
Shawnee police sergeant a ‘silent hero’ for Special Olympics
July 25, 2014
As a member of the Shawnee Police Department for the past 19 years, Sgt. Jon Pirie knows a lot about law enforcement.
12 Shawnee businesses recognized by SEDC
July 18, 2014
Twelve Shawnee businesses were recognized earlier this month for their contribution to the city.
Shawnee’s Clear Creek Trail now complete
July 17, 2014
After eight years of planning and construction, Shawnee’s Clear Creek Trail is now complete.
Shawnee resident uses revolutionary insulin pump to remain active
July 16, 2014
Suzi Vietti has never let her Type 1 diabetes stand in her way of trying something new.
Face to Face: Deborah Wiebrecht, executive director of Variety
July 16, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Shawnee. Each week we will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Deborah Wiebrecht.
Shawnee population up slightly, recent Census numbers indicate
July 14, 2014
Shawnee’s population has increased by just more than 1 percent from 2010 to 2013, keeping it in line with other Johnson County cities, according to estimates the U.S. Census Bureau recently released.
Contractors aiming for late August completion of Johnson Drive bridge replacement
July 14, 2014
Contractors working on the Johnson Drive Bridge project can’t seem to catch a break.
Downtown Shawnee business to host benefit for animal shelter
July 11, 2014
It is the pet lover in Tamara Hudson that has inspired an upcoming event to support an area organization.
Johnson County duo develops online background screening service
July 9, 2014
In today’s world, there’s no shortage of unscrupulous individuals waiting to prey on the unsuspecting.