Melissa Treolo Staff writer

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Aspiring Shawnee actor takes on ‘dream’ role in beloved musical
July 12, 2016
For Shawnee resident Erik Meixelsperger, portraying the lovable chimney sweep Bert in the musical “Mary Poppins” is the experience of a lifetime.
Well-versed Shawnee teens place second at national Bible quizzing tournament
July 10, 2016
Though written thousands of years ago, the Christian Bible is still relevant today. That’s what Shawnee teens Jesse Gunkel and Anna Clements believe.
Five places to catch Fourth of July fireworks near Shawnee
June 28, 2016
The Fourth of July is nearly upon us, and for many, that means one thing: fireworks.
CPR course takes guesswork out of life-saving
June 26, 2016
A number of years ago, a good friend of mine had a seizure right in front of me.
Shawnee water treatment manufacturing company a ‘star’ exporter
June 21, 2016
Much of Bob Rebori’s life revolves around water — or, more specifically, the treatment of water.
All in the family: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ to feature father, his two daughters, granddaughter
June 16, 2016
For a handful of cast members in “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Theatre in the Park, performing really is a family affair.
Surpassing 100: Sharon Lane resident celebrates 101st birthday
June 11, 2016
Ella Terbovich has had a lot of birthdays — even more than most.
Come hear the music play: Theatre in the Park’s 2016 season is here
June 4, 2016
In her first experience with Theatre in the Park, Alison Huddleston is learning a lot and having a good time doing it.
School’s out for summer: But there’s still lots to keep kids occupied, engaged in Shawnee
June 2, 2016
Summer break is officially here for students in Shawnee Mission and De Soto school districts.
Just keep going: From farms to convenience stores to cancer, nothing stands in Ed Kempf’s way
May 29, 2016
If you ever hit the Snack Shak Phillips 66 gas station for your morning fill-up of coffee or breakfast edibles, you’ve likely seen a friendly and familiar face.

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Family members Trudy Hurley, Forrest “Frosty” White, Lauryn Hurley and Stasha Case all are part of the cast of Theatre in the Park’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” opening this weekend.

With a number of her family members present, Ella Terbovich begins blowing out the candles on her birthday cake Monday, the day she turned 101 years old.

A crowd of onlookers sat and listened to the music being performed on the main stage Friday night of the Old Shawnee Days festival.

The Gateway Highsteppers, a drill team based in Kansas City, Kan., wowed parade onlookers, who erupted in applause after a rousing drum and percussion performance Saturday during the Old Shawnee Days Parade.

Members of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival perform Saturday during the Old Shawnee Days Parade.

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