Local news

Celebrate the ‘birth of American pop songs’ on March 28
March 18, 2018
“Speakeasy: The Birth of American Pop Songs” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 28 at Shawnee Town Hall.
Kansas City area Hy-Vee stores to help feed needy families
March 18, 2018
All Kansas City metro Hy-Vee food stores are joining forces with City Union Mission to feed Kansas City area families in need.
Automotive Advisers: Spring is approaching, it’s time for an alignment check
March 18, 2018
With the Kansas winter nearly in the rearview and the promise of spring on the horizon, there are several maintenance checks to consider for your car, one of which is for alignment.
Two area Cricket Wireless stores burglarized overnight
March 17, 2018
Police are working to determine if two overnight burglaries may have been the work of the same suspects.
Chipotle fundraiser to benefit KC Pet Project on Monday
March 16, 2018
Do you love Chipotle? If so, you can satisfy your tastebuds and help a good cause at the same time.
Police investigating Thursday morning break-in at vape shop
March 16, 2018
Someone broke into Flat Land Vapes early Thursday morning and took several items from a display case. Police confirm they were called to the shop, located at 6212 Nieman Road, by an alarm company who reported someone possibly inside the business.
MTKC presents Disney’s new ‘Freaky Friday’ musical
March 15, 2018
Music Theatre Kansas City is one of the first theater programs nationwide to produce the brand new musical version of Disney’s modern fairytale, “Freaky Friday.”
Gonazles goes green: former city manager named parade marshal
March 6, 2018
Carol Gonzales was recently named the grand marshal of Shawnee’s 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
A beloved church, revived: St. Joseph Catholic Church unveils $6 million renovation
March 6, 2018
After 10 months of grueling construction, the renovations at St. Joseph Catholic Church were officially unveiled during an open house on Sunday afternoon.
Shawnee and Overland Park firefighters extinguish house fire
March 6, 2018
Firefighters made quick work of extinguishing a house fire on a windy Monday afternoon.
Police car intentionally rammed; Suspects lead 13-mile, 100mph pursuit
March 5, 2018
Shawnee Police are working to identify the person driving a vehicle which intentionally backed into a police vehicle and then led officers on a 13-mile pursuit into Kansas City, Kansas on Sunday.
New western Shawnee fire station to cost $2 million more than council approved
March 5, 2018
A new fire station proposed for western Shawnee will cost nearly twice as much to construct than the city anticipated.
Voice of a new generation: Shawnee teen wins state essay competition, heads to nationals
February 28, 2018
This weekend, Shawnee teenager Morgan Wilcox will travel to Washington D.C. to represent Shawnee and the state of Kansas at a national speech competition
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation offers scholarship
February 27, 2018
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation welcomes applicants for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award.
Developers of Bellmont Promenade project considering mixed-use option
Shawnee Planning Commission to hold public hearing on land use guide amendment on March 19
February 25, 2018
Another mixed-use complex may be in the works for Shawnee.