Local news

St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrates 150 years in Shawnee
September 18, 2018
St. Joseph Catholic Church held a celebratory Mass on Saturday afternoon to mark its 150th anniversary.
Sixth grade student hit by car while riding bicycle to school
September 11, 2018
Ray Marsh sixth-grader injured on the way to school.
Shawnee homes featured on upcoming fall tour
September 10, 2018
A Shawnee standout will be featured on the upcoming fall Parade of Homes tour.
Elementary teacher from Shawnee indicted on child sex charge
September 10, 2018
An elementary school teacher in Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor.
New fire station in western Shawnee nears completion
September 10, 2018
Shawnee elected officials and city staff received a firsthand glimpse of what will soon be a brand new fire station in northwestern Shawnee.
State Farm agent Nick Reed serves Shawnee community with passion
September 6, 2018
Learn more about our latest Business of the Month here!
St. Joseph Catholic Church to celebrate 150th anniversary
September 4, 2018
It’s one of the oldest churches in Shawnee and now, St. Joseph Catholic Church is inviting the public to celebrate its upcoming milestone.
A Shawnee tradition fires up again: city to hold car show this weekend
September 4, 2018
Start your engines because the 12th Annual Wheels and Dreams Car, Truck and Bike Show is making a roaring comeback.
Shawnee resident wins ‘People’s Choice’ at Norwegian-American folk art exhibit
September 4, 2018
Shawnee resident Helen Scherer won a red ribbon and a People’s Choice Award in the annual “National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition.”
Critical injury reported in west Shawnee crash
05:18 p.m., September 1, 2018 Updated 12:51 a.m.
Police are investigating after a man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.
Shawnee Christian school co-founder charged with child sex crimes; police seek more victims
August 31, 2018
The co-founder and administrator of a Christian school in Shawnee has been charged with child sex abuse.
Shawnee church strives to ‘connect, commit and create’ using modern flair
August 28, 2018
On Sunday mornings, Cross Points Church features a full live band playing contemporary music, with exciting video and lighting elements.
Presenters to discuss ‘Constitutional Convention’ in Overland Park on Sept. 8
August 28, 2018
Join the League of Women Voters of Johnson County to learn about the dangers a Constitutional Convention poses and why the League of Women Voters thinks opening one could harm America’s basic principles of government and citizens’ individual rights.
Man arrested after hours long standoff overnight
August 27, 2018
A man was arrested early Monday after he was allegedly involved in a series of crimes in northern Johnson County, including a six and a half hour standoff.
Person “getting needed help” following overnight disturbance and standoff
08:56 a.m., August 21, 2018 Updated 10:12 a.m.
Shawnee Police confirm they have now located a man who was involved in a late-night disturbance, which led to an overnight standoff.