Opinion

Down to earth: Sprucing things up for the fall season
September 27, 2017
Fall is definitely in the air. You can feel it in the warm sunny days and cool nights.
Automotive Advisors: How to find and select a car club that works for you
September 19, 2017
Every day, we trust our vehicles to get us from point A to point B and to do so safely.
Down to earth: Battling garden thugs
August 30, 2017
Garden enthusiast Janet Rossbach discusses how to deal with garden intruders.
Automotive Advisors: Pre-purchase inspections smart move for back-to-school car shoppers
August 8, 2017
Another school year is on the horizon, and the driving roster in many Shawnee households is about to shift — with new drivers coming into the mix and other drivers heading off to college.
Down to Earth: Summer Musings
July 14, 2017
New columnist Janet Rossbach shares her thoughts.
Winter is coming: Preparation is name of game for winter road trips
December 6, 2016
As we approach the winter months and the busy holiday road trip season, taking a few minutes to winterize your car to ensure a safe driving season is well worth the time and effort.
Duderstadt: Goddard’s ‘Chu Chu Train’ fueled by class despite costly fumble
November 27, 2016
Goddard running back Kody ‘Chu Chu Train’ Gonzalez had a costly fumble in overtime of the Lions’ double OT loss to Mill Valley in the Class 5A football state championship game Saturday at Pitt State’s Carnie Smith Stadium. After and going through the handshake line and receiving the second-place plaque, Gonzalez showed why he is a first-class running back by reaching out to Mill Valley junior quarterback Brody Flaming and congratulating him on the Jaguars’ second straight state title.
Automotive Tips For Keeping Cool this Summer
August 8, 2016
No one wants to end up on the side of the road because their car was overwhelmed in the heat. Rather than rolling the dice and assuming your car is in prime running condition, drivers can take proactive steps to ensure their automobile is up for the challenge.
Shawnee sports: SMNW alum Allen ahead of college golf learning curve
July 25, 2016
Dispatch sports reporter Chris Duderstadt explains of Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus Blake Allen is already ahead of the learning curve as he transitions to the college level at Washburn.
For the Love of Birds: Having a head-banging party with the woodpeckers
July 10, 2016
It’s hard to say which woodpecker is my favorite. There are too many to choose from and all are so much fun to watch.
Scott: Look for out-of-country labels on most iconic American products
May 27, 2016
Can you locate the Kingdom of Lesotho on a globe? If you’re like most normal people, it could take you awhile to find it.
Automotive Advisors: Preparing your car for wet weather
April 10, 2016
April showers bring May flowers, but they can also can bring trouble for your car. A monthly column written by Scott and Tammie Green, owners of Christian Brothers Automotive in Shawnee.
For the Love of Birds: April brings out ruby-throated hummingbirds
April 3, 2016
Let the migration begin. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are on the way. Spotted in Texas and southern Oklahoma, soon to be in Kansas, the anticipation is growing. It is the smallest bird to visit and nest in the state of Kansas. Three to 4 inches long, they can weigh in at 2 to 4 grams, about the same weight as a penny. They are so small but yet so mighty!
Automotive Advisers: Spring car maintenance tips
March 10, 2016
This is the first installment of a monthly column written by Scott and Tammie Green, owners of Christian Brothers Automotive in Shawnee. The column will be published on the second Sunday of every month.
Your view: Another perspective of the Vantage at Shawnee protesters
February 8, 2016
Reader Ray Erlichman submitted this column to editor@shawneedispatch in response to a Your View column written by Shawn Peterson titled ‘A big thanks to those who stood against Vantage apartments’ published last Wednesday.

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