Local news

Children to bring nativity scene to life Dec. 2
November 23, 2017
Monticello United Methodist Church will feature the “Night of the Nativities” 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2.
Shawnee leadership program seeks participants
November 23, 2017
Community-minded citizens with a leadership drive are encouraged to apply to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2018 leadership program.
Shop local: Small Business Saturday is this weekend
November 23, 2017
It’s the busiest shopping weekend of the year and on Saturday, it will all revolve around small businesses.
Man found guilty of murder in 2015 death of baby in Shawnee
November 23, 2017
A 26-year-old man has pleaded no contest in the killing of a 7-month-old girl in 2015 in suburban Kansas City.
Olathe man arrested after firing gun at another driver during road rage incident
04:46 a.m., November 18, 2017 Updated 02:13 p.m.
Shawnee Police arrested a 20-year-old Olathe man Friday evening after he allegedly fired a gun during an argument with another driver.
Shawnee Police joins Thanksgiving week traffic enforcement
November 17, 2017
The Shawnee Police Department will join numerous other police agencies across the state in the Kansas Thanksgiving SAFE Arrival traffic enforcement campaign.
Automotive Advisers: Where to start when your car won’t
November 15, 2017
Where do you start when your car won’t? The answer is to begin by listening.
Shawnee wellness center asks residents to help homeless with bags
November 15, 2017
Your Wellness Connection, 7410 Switzer Road, wants you to change the world with one simple act of kindness.
Local ministry receives donations at gala
November 15, 2017
At Metro Lutheran Ministry’s annual Power of Each One gala, the organization was presented with around $350,000 in donations.
Beyond Veterans Day: Senior living community honors American heroes every day with memorial
November 15, 2017
The Shawnee Hills veterans memorial is open to the public.
Police confirm man found dead in overturned SUV was a passenger; Officers seeking driver
03:58 p.m., November 14, 2017 Updated 04:34 p.m.
Shawnee Police are seeking Jaime Merino-Hernandez, after a 50-year-old Overland Park man was found dead in a crashed vehicle on October 7th.
Council approves creation of TIF redevelopment district
Vote makes Westbrooke project eligible for tax increment financing
November 14, 2017
At its meeting Monday evening, the Shawnee City Council approved the establishment of redevelopment district which will make a $110 million mixed use project eligible for tax increment financing.
Shawnee woman’s World War II story lives on through museum donation
November 13, 2017
A few years ago, Mary Cashman donated her Air Corps winter uniform to the Johnson County Museum so it could be preserved in a safe place.
Chainsaw carvings turn Shawnee school’s trees into works of art
November 9, 2017
A couple weeks ago, local chainsaw artist Lyn Robinson carved animal, flower and insect designs into dead trees at Christots Montessori School in western Shawnee.