Local news

Shawnee teen strives for Eagle designation
May 15, 2018
A Mill Valley student recently completed his Eagle Scout project.
Becky Bieker goes on ‘journey’ of a lifetime
May 14, 2018
Former Shawnee business owner recently appeared on two episodes of “The Journey,” an Outdoor Channel show in which host Dave Watson travels coast to coast, knocking on the doors of deserving people and surprising them with a fishing or hunting adventure.
City of Shawnee is ‘open for solar business’ says national program
May 11, 2018
The city of Shawnee was recently recognized as a bronze designee in the SolSmart program.
Girls on the Run’ team celebrates Shawnee’s heroes
May 10, 2018
The Girls on the Run team at Clear Creek Elementary School presented area first responders with colorful homemade cupcakes.
Old-fashioned marble tournament to take place Saturday morning
May 9, 2018
Marbles were one of the most popular games in the 1920s and Shawnee Town is taking the fun one step further.
Business of the Month: Christian Brothers Automotive
May 9, 2018
No one wants to think about automotive repair, until they need a trusted mechanic to assess the situation with their vehicle.
Kings of the jungle: Shawnee brothers face off in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
May 9, 2018
When it comes to the sibling animosity depicted in “The Lion King,” Zion and Jonah Lang will be the first ones to tell you that life does not imitate art.
Ready, set, go: Shawnee teens build motorized cars for disabled youth
May 8, 2018
Several Shawnee teenagers participated in the Geeks vs. Geeks challenge last weekend.
Woman injured in single car crash into library construction site
May 8, 2018
A woman in her 60’s was injured Tuesday morning when she crashed her car into a piece of construction equipment at the construction site for the Monticello Library near 66th Street and Hilltop Road.
Police investigating early-morning burglaries
May 7, 2018
Shawnee Police are investigating after two restaurants and a tire shop were broken into sometime early Monday morning.
Two cats rescued from Merriam house fire
May 7, 2018
Firefighters from Overland Park and Shawnee helped two cats to safety while extinguishing a house fire at 9707 West 56th Terrace on Sunday evening.
Pinnacle Gymnastics thrives in new western Shawnee location
May 1, 2018
Thirteen years ago, Pinnacle Gymnastics opened in western Shawnee with a modest 75 students. Today, it serves 1,400 students per week.
A mattress fit for a governor: Colyer, wife tour Shawnee bedding factory
May 1, 2018
On late Friday morning, Gov. Jeff Colyer and his wife, Ruth, visited the Serta Simmons Bedding plant in western Shawnee to tour the facility and select mattresses for the governor’s mansion.
Shawnee City Council approves fire station final plans, construction costs
April 29, 2018
A new fire station is officially underway for western Shawnee.