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A quiet servant:’ Former news editor John Beal remembered for professionalism, love for family
May 24, 2016
Last week, members of the Shawnee Rotary Club arrived at John Beal’s room at Kansas City Hospice House to present him with a special award.
Squaring it up in Shawnee: Swingin’ Singles Square Dance club celebrates 50-year milestone
May 22, 2016
“Let’s square it up. Let’s have some fun,” said longtime square dance caller Jay Krebs. And with that, a large space inside of Shawnee Town Hall became a blur Tuesday night of swirling bodies, swishing skirts and calls of “woo-hoo!” by members of the Swingin’ Singles Square Dance Club.
Gold Key winner, longtime SM Northwest teacher credits students with success
May 17, 2016
Susan Massy received some simple advice from a high school English teacher years ago that she’s never forgotten: “There’s always room for the best. Go be the best.”
From zero to wow:’ Born prematurely, 10-year-old Shawnee triplets give back
May 11, 2016
A number of years ago, Jill and Ty Swarts of Shawnee went to dinner to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. But they didn’t say a whole lot during the meal.
A special day:’ Book signing held for Shawnee’s 94-year-old first-time novelist
May 4, 2016
“I want to grow up to be like ‘Kay’ Allen” is a common expression among 94-year-old Catherine Allen’s large circle of family and friends.
Marble Day in Bonner Springs back for 10th year
May 3, 2016
It’s about to be that time of year again, when those pink balls go tumbling down Oak Street in downtown Bonner Springs and marbles take center stage in a large-scale tournament in the city’s Centennial Park.
For the love of the game: Shawnee production company behind documentary highlighting small-town Kansas baseball
April 26, 2016
With last season’s World Series win, it’s clearly an exciting time for professional Kansas City baseball fans.
Western Shawnee Pet Hotel expanding its services
April 23, 2016
If you have any kind of love for animals, working at Adorable Animal Designs Pet Day Spa & Hotel might be your dream job.
A bittersweet goodbye: Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool closing its doors at the end of the school year
April 13, 2016
Worms were a big hit Thursday morning at Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool.
Shawnee chamber, fellow travelers take ‘eye-opening’ trip to Cuba
April 3, 2016
For a number of years now, the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, working with the U.S. travel industry, has hosted trips across the globe, hitting such popular tourist destinations as China, Ireland and Italy.

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The Swingin’ Singles Square Dance Club’s 50-year celebration was well attended last week.

Susan Massy is pictured earlier this month teaching a class in Adobe InDesign, the program students at Shawnee Mission Northwest use to create Lair, the school’s annual yearbook. In March, Massy received the prestigious Gold Key award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Susan Massy is pictured earlier this month teaching a class in Adobe InDesign, the program students at Shawnee Mission Northwest use to create Lair, the school’s annual yearbook. In March, Massy received the prestigious Gold Key award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Luke, Taya and Brady Swarts are pictured just outside the NICU of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where they were born 10 years ago. In lieu of birthday presents this year, the Shawnee triplets helped to conduct a pajama drive for premature babies.

Maureen Kronawitter is the new volunteer coordinator for Shawnee Town 1929 Museum.

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