Opinion

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.
Roesler: Exciting year ahead for the Shawnee Dispatch
February 1, 2016
News Editor Nico Roesler reintroduces himself and the new Shawnee Dispatch, publishing on Sundays and Wednesday’s beginning Jan. 31, and explains what readers can look forward to this year, and beyond.
Scott: The rising cost of the good life
January 27, 2016
Local columnist Chuck Scott takes a look at recent actions taken by the state, county and city that affect daily life in Shawnee.
Columnist: In memorializing 9/11, Sept. 10 also a day to remember
September 10, 2015
Marty Augustine is a Shawnee writer and photographer with a background in public safety. Augustine offers presentations related to 9/11, disaster preparedness and personal safety for churches, schools and community groups. Visit MartyAugustine.com for more information.
Scott: Humans are funny people
June 26, 2015
Our local columnist Chuck Scott looks at some questionable human behavior in his latest column.
Scott: The Old Maid and the Coach
May 28, 2015
The latest from our monthly columnist Chuck Scott.
Goodburn, Powers to hold onto seats on Shawnee Mission, De Soto school boards
April 7, 2015
In the only two races involving incumbents on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards, current board members will hold on to their seats for another four years.
Column: Like a Sports Fan – We Need Voter Fans
February 27, 2015
Linda Leeper describes how Shawnee needs voters like our favorite sports teams need fans.
Mayor’s Column: Proposal from State Legislature Would Negatively Affect Local Elections
February 23, 2015
Mayor Jeff Meyers says bill in the state legislature considering making local elections partisan would negatively impact how Shawnee’s city government operates.

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