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 school board sets public hearing for 2014-15 budget
July 28, 2014
The Shawnee Mission school board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 to hear patron input and questions regarding the district’s proposed 2014-15 budget.
Shawnee police sergeant a ‘silent hero’ for Special Olympics
July 25, 2014
As a member of the Shawnee Police Department for the past 19 years, Sgt. Jon Pirie knows a lot about law enforcement.
Downtown Shawnee business to host benefit for animal shelter
July 11, 2014
It is the pet lover in Tamara Hudson that has inspired an upcoming event to support an area organization.
Shawnee youth group packs bags to help others
July 4, 2014
Two years after forming, Lucy’s Kids for Peace is still going strong, with members continuing to demonstrate their commitment to being kind to others.
Shawnee area school board approves football field turf, phase three of De Soto High
July 3, 2014
After much discussion over the span of several meetings, the De Soto school board has approved going forward with plans for phase three of De Soto High School expansions, the installation of turf at De Soto and Mill Valley football fields and increasing the six-lane track at De Soto High to eight lanes.
Shawnee student’s leadership abilities lands her weeklong trip to D.C.
June 24, 2014
Delaney Kemp says she’s done a lot of babysitting over the past six months. But this week, it all pays off for the Mill Creek Middle School student, who is headed into eighth grade next school year.
Shawnee’s Sylvan Learning Center seeing student increase after move
June 20, 2014
Relocating Sylvan Learning Center from its former midtown location to western Shawnee was a good move to make, says owner Jim Fee.
Shawnee-area homes tour to highlight gated community’s evolvement
June 17, 2014
If you’ve ever wanted to get a look behind the gates of the Lake Quivira community, this Saturday is your chance.
Shawnee resident coming to terms with adoption through painting, helping others
June 13, 2014
Linzi Murray’s exploration of her own identity has been an ongoing journey and one she believes will continue for the rest of her life.
Shawnee area district’s discussion of turf continues
June 11, 2014
As discussions continue around the subject of purchasing artificial turf for Mill Valley and De Soto high school football fields, as well as a new track at De Soto, school board members are now debating whether to use uncalled funds from the 2008 bond issue to pay for those items or whether to take the matter to the voters.

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Recent photos

Class of 2014 graduate Linzi Murray sits outside of Mill Valley High School, where she was a student for four years. Her ongoing journey to come to terms with being put up for adoption as a baby in China has led Murray down a path of expressing herself artistically while helping others going through the same experience.

New Mill Valley High School graduates toss their caps in to the air at the close of Saturday's graduation ceremony.

SM Northwest senior Grace Freeman was one of two students during Thursday's graduation ceremony to give a speech.

SM Northwest senior Huda Alsadeq receives her diploma from Shawnee Mission school board member Patty Mach.

Members of the SM Northwest senior graduation committee give a farewell speech to their fellow graduates.

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