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 teacher’s union president reacts to due process elimination
April 11, 2014
The right to due process after termination for tenured K-12 public school teachers may soon be a thing of the past in the state of Kansas, but teachers in the Shawnee Mission school district at least have no cause for alarm, said Nancy Fritz.
Shawnee Mission school district may make boundary changes
April 10, 2014
Changes to boundary lines may be coming to Shawnee Mission school district next school year. But students and parents should rest assured they won’t be major ones, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Hinson.
Shawnee student gets second chance at National Geographic Bee
April 8, 2014
There were just a couple of questions Jack Calonge was stumped on Friday at the 2014 National Geographic Bee.
Shawnee Mission Northwest grad one of two headed to D.C. for WISE program
April 1, 2014
It’s an exciting time for one Shawnee Mission Northwest grad, who already has a post-college job and a prestigious summer internship lined up.
Shawnee Mission school district to offer middle school sports beginning next fall
March 28, 2014
After an absence of nearly 30 years, a middle school athletics program is coming to the Shawnee Mission school district.
Shawnee Mission school district technology initiative moving forward
March 25, 2014
The 1:1 technology initiative is in full swing in the Shawnee Mission school district.
Shawnee school rallies behind MTMS counselor after cancer diagnosis
March 21, 2014
It was shortly after a routine physical exam last October that Dave Anderson got the news nobody wants to hear: Something was wrong.
Shawnee area school district to increase summer school fees by $100
March 18, 2014
Parents sending their kids to summer school in the De Soto school district can expect to pay $100 more this summer than they did previously.
Shawnee students raise more than $10,000 for families in need
March 14, 2014
At first, the program seemed like just a good idea to get students reading while helping others at the same time. But students at Prairie Ridge Elementary took their participation in Heifer International’s Reed to Feed program to a whole other level — to the tune of more than $10,000.
Shawnee area school district to increase lunch prices, drop Spunkmeyer
March 11, 2014
Next school year, students and parents should expect some changes to be afoot in De Soto school district lunch rooms.

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Recent photos

Shawnee has numerous healthy food options to help you meet your goals. Here, we've highlighted five of them.

Pacifico seafood stew from Fogones Mexican Delights.

Grilled chicken salad from Paulo and Bill.

Hawaiian tuna ahi poki from Sushi Mido.

Hot and spicy Thai chicken wrap from Twisted.

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