Melissa Treolo Staff writer

Melissa Treolo is a reporter for the Chieftain, covering news and features in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.

Recent stories

Shawnee Mission North violinist headed to Grand Ole Opry
October 17, 2014
On Oct. 26, Annie Sinsel will boldly go where no Shawnee Mission North student has gone before: to a chair on the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra.
Shawnee Mission North students share culture through program, new club
October 14, 2014
Recently, some students took the stage in Shawnee Mission North High School’s auditorium to share what their culture is made of. And from the music and dancing and colorful, swirling dresses, it was clear there is a lot more to the Hispanic culture than may originally meet the eye.
Shawnee Mission school board will ask voters to pass $223 million bond issue next year
October 7, 2014
Shawnee Mission school district voters will decide early next year whether to approve a $223 million bond issue.
Shawnee mask expert to share passion with Monticello Historical Society
October 5, 2014
Throughout history, masks have been used for everything from dances to funerals to a means of social control. And to learn more, you won’t have to look much further than Carla Hanson.
Shawnee Mission school board considering $223 million bond issue
September 29, 2014
Patrons of the Shawnee Mission school district may have another bond issue to vote on in the near future.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation breakfast places emphasis on social media
September 26, 2014
Educators, community members, business leaders and elected officials, including Gov. Sam Brownback, gathered Thursday at the Overland Park Convention Center, all sharing a common purpose, as Linda Roser said: to celebrate and promote “excellence in Shawnee Mission.”
Shawnee arts, crafts fair attractions included yard decor, old fashioned ice cream
September 23, 2014
“Wonderful,” was how Lylah Linard of Butler, Mo., described the cup of combination chocolate and vanilla ice cream she enjoyed Saturday at the 39th annual Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival.
City confirms fire that engulfed $1.5 million home was result of arson
September 14, 2014
The fire that destroyed a Shawnee home valued at $1.5 million Wednesday was intentionally set, city officials have confirmed.
$1.5 million Shawnee home destroyed by fire
September 11, 2014
The cause of a fire that engulfed a home in Shawnee valued at more than $1 million Wednesday is still unknown, said Shawnee Fire Chief John Mattox.
Despite residential opposition, council approves $7.9 million TIF agreement for Cobblestone Village
September 9, 2014
The Shawnee City Council has approved a $7.9 million tax increment financing, or TIF, agreement with Qrivit, LLC, a smartphone marketing company out of Omaha, Neb.

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Recent photos

Shawnee Mission North students perform a Quinceanera waltz Sept. 25 during the school's annual Hispanic Heritage Month program.

Students from the class of 2017 participate in Wednesday's Mill Valley High School homecoming parade.

Students dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" participate in Wednesday's Mill Valley High School homecoming parade.

Students hand out candy to youths Wednesday during the Mill Valley High School homecoming parade.

Cristina Talavera, a seventh-grader at Monticello Trails Middle School, gives an impromptu peace sign to the camera Wednesday during the Mill Valley High School homecoming parade.

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