Melissa Treolo Staff writer

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

Recent stories

Shawnee student has ‘Happy’ experience in London parade
February 24, 2015
On Jan. 1, the city of London celebrated 2015 just as it always does, with its annual New Year’s Day Parade.
Shawnee teachers to be recognized in Topeka for winning Horizon Awards
February 17, 2015
Taylor Newman and Katie Wilber didn’t just make an impression on their students in their first years of teaching last school year.
Shawnee Mission moves quickly on security purchase for high schools
February 10, 2015
A $223 million bond issue was approved by voters only a couple of weeks ago, but the Shawnee Mission school district isn’t wasting any time in kicking off the use of funds for one of their main intended purposes: improving district safety and security.
De Soto superintendent resigns position; headed to SMSD
February 10, 2015
De Soto school district officials will soon be in search of a new leader, but Superintendent Doug Sumner won’t be going far.
Mill Creek associate principal is ‘exemplary’
February 2, 2015
Larry Breedlove has high praise for Mill Creek Middle School’s associate principal.
As deadline nears, only a handful of candidates have filed for area school board positions
January 19, 2015
The deadline to file for a seat on Shawnee Mission and De Soto school boards is fast approaching. And so far the small pool of candidates who have thrown their hat in to be considered includes mostly incumbent board members, with a few new faces sprinkled in.
Mill Valley joins Eastern Kansas League
January 13, 2015
Sports at Mill Valley High School will undergo a major change beginning in the 2016-2017 school year With the De Soto school board’s unanimous approval Monday, Mill Valley has officially joined the Eastern Kansas League, a move that puts the school’s sports teams more in line with others their size.
Shawnee time capsule provided by SM Northwest students
January 12, 2015
What was it like to live in Shawnee in the year 2015? That’s a question community members will have the chance to answer in 50 year’s time with the burying of a time capsule set to take place during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of Shawnee City Hall.
KC Ballet ROAD program inspires students to relish dancing, learning
January 7, 2015
Once a week, the entire fourth-grade class at Shawanoe Elementary School heads to the building’s gymnasium for 60 minutes of music and exercise.
SM North student develops award-winning invention
December 31, 2014
The Angler’s-Friend carrying case was born out of a passion for fishing and the frustration that often went along with Corben Tannahill’s trips to the lake with his dad.

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Recent photos

Katie Wilber

Taylor Newman

Taking part in a recent ROAD class at Shawanoe Elementary School are, from left, Dylan Reed, James Saathoff and Kaylan Martin.

Andrew Nave, executive director of the Shawnee Economic Development Council, speaks to Westbrook Village Shopping Center business owners during a recent brainstorming session regarding ways to make the center thrive.

Jordan Kalal, right, co-director of the Tech sHeroes program at Trailridge Middle School, helps seventh grader Hannah Saathoff with a computer coding assignment. Seated next to Hannah is seventh grader Ashley Avendano-Castillo.

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