About the Shawnee Mission Post


The Shawnee Mission Post is a hyperlocal news site covering schools, government, events and business inside the I-435 loop in Johnson County, Kansas. The site has become the go-to source residents turn to find out what’s happening in their community — but we need your help! See something you’d like to have us take a look into? Have an event you’d like to promote? Have a great picture you’d like to share with our readers? Send your story ideas, photos and tips to stories [at] shawneemissionpost.com.

Who runs the site

The Shawnee Mission Post is run by the husband and wife team of Jay Senter and Julia Westhoff, who met while working on their college newspaper in Madison, Wis. The two were serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Panama when they found out Julia was pregnant with their first child, and they decided to move back to Jay’s hometown of Prairie Village. When they returned, they noticed metro area news sources were no longer providing consistent coverage of local government and schools in northeast Johnson County. So in June 2010, they launched a website — then called the Prairie Village Post — to fill that gap.

With the help of publisher emeritus Dan Blom, the couple was able to turn the site into a thriving small business that has become the most-turned-to source of information about what’s happening in the Shawnee Mission area.

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Contact information

Jay Senter, Editor and Publisher
Phone: 913-626-6273
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @shawmissionpost

Julia Westhoff, Director of Sales and Subscriptions
Phone: 913-669-3086
Email: [email protected]

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