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The story behind Shawnee’s new statue of Wild Bill Hickok

A new bronze statue of Wild Bill Hickok in Shawnee.

A 13-foot-tall sculpture of Wild Bill Hickok on his horse – created with the recommendation of Shawnee artist Charles Goslin – was installed at a prominent point along Shawnee Mission

A 13-foot-tall sculpture of Wild Bill Hickok on his horse – created with the recommendation of Shawnee artist Charles Goslin – was installed at a prominent point along Shawnee Mission

Shawnee moves ahead on $3.7M revamp of Gum Springs Park

Baseball fields at Gum Springs Park in Shawnee.

A final plan to update Shawnee’s Gum Springs Park got quick and unanimous approval from the Shawnee City Council this week. At their meeting Monday night, councilmembers okayed a capital

A final plan to update Shawnee’s Gum Springs Park got quick and unanimous approval from the Shawnee City Council this week. At their meeting Monday night, councilmembers okayed a capital

Plan to remake downtown Shawnee liquor store includes ‘signature’ restaurant

The Merigold retail center near downtown Shawnee remade with a restaurant.

Plans are in the works that would give a major makeover to a key part of Shawnee’s downtown, possibly landing the city a “class A” sit-down restaurant in a building

Plans are in the works that would give a major makeover to a key part of Shawnee’s downtown, possibly landing the city a “class A” sit-down restaurant in a building

New Shawnee city logo hits snag as some on council push back

The current Shawnee city logo, which has the tagline "Good Starts Here."

Progress on a new logo for the city of Shawnee stalled earlier this month after some city councilmembers complained they were angry and disappointed they didn’t get enough input into

Progress on a new logo for the city of Shawnee stalled earlier this month after some city councilmembers complained they were angry and disappointed they didn’t get enough input into

Shawnee golf course residences will be aimed at 55+ crowd

A few questions lingered over architectural features and traffic flow, but the Shawnee City Council is moving ahead with rezoning of the Luxe Villas at the Greens senior living development

A few questions lingered over architectural features and traffic flow, but the Shawnee City Council is moving ahead with rezoning of the Luxe Villas at the Greens senior living development

? Taco takeout spot moves into former Sheridan’s in Shawnee

A burrito and sides from Taco Hangover, a new Mexican restaurant in Shawnee.

Taco Hangover, a new Mexican restaurant focused on takeout orders, is now open in Shawnee. The locally-owned restaurant officially opened on Jan. 2 and hopes to expand their operation to

Taco Hangover, a new Mexican restaurant focused on takeout orders, is now open in Shawnee. The locally-owned restaurant officially opened on Jan. 2 and hopes to expand their operation to

Shawnee commission OKs plan for new golf driving range

A preliminary rendering of a new Shawnee golf driving range.

Plans for a new golf driving range in Shawnee passed the first round of approval Wednesday from the Shawnee Planning Commission. It would be near Mid-America Sports Complex The 300-

Plans for a new golf driving range in Shawnee passed the first round of approval Wednesday from the Shawnee Planning Commission. It would be near Mid-America Sports Complex The 300-

Overland Park’s Fat Bee bubble tea opens new Shawnee shop

Fat Bee Cafe Shawnee

Fat Bee Café, an Overland Park-based bubble tea company, has opened a second Johnson County location in Shawnee. Where exactly? The new store is located at 13223 Shawnee Mission Parkway,

Fat Bee Café, an Overland Park-based bubble tea company, has opened a second Johnson County location in Shawnee. Where exactly? The new store is located at 13223 Shawnee Mission Parkway,

2 Shawnee fire stations to get $26M in upgrades

Shawnee officials break ground on John B. Glaser Fire Station improvements.

Shawnee city leaders broke ground on two outdated fire stations, which will see major renovations and additions in the coming years. The latest: Shawnee officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at

Shawnee city leaders broke ground on two outdated fire stations, which will see major renovations and additions in the coming years. The latest: Shawnee officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at

Divided Shawnee City Council approves U-Haul storage and retail on Silverheel

Shawnee U-Haul

The fourth time was the charm for developers who proposed a U-Haul climate-controlled storage building and retail store on Silverheel Street in western Shawnee. With Mayor Michelle Distler casting the

The fourth time was the charm for developers who proposed a U-Haul climate-controlled storage building and retail store on Silverheel Street in western Shawnee. With Mayor Michelle Distler casting the

Kevin Fern, longtime Visit Shawnee director, dies at 64

Kevin Fern died after a battle with cancer.

Kevin Fern, long-time executive director of Visit Shawnee and former executive director of the Shawnee Convention and Visitors Bureau, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, the Shawnee Chamber of

Kevin Fern, long-time executive director of Visit Shawnee and former executive director of the Shawnee Convention and Visitors Bureau, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, the Shawnee Chamber of

It’s wait and see for Shawnee K-7 improvements

Traffic along K-7 Highway in western Shawnee at Johnson Drive.

Although public interest is high, it may still be a while before big improvements are made on the intersections crossing Kansas Highway 7 in western Shawnee, city councilmembers were told

Although public interest is high, it may still be a while before big improvements are made on the intersections crossing Kansas Highway 7 in western Shawnee, city councilmembers were told

‘Optics are bad’ — Shawnee councilmembers pushed back on police at KC PrideFest

Shawnee police officers at KC PrideFest this past summer.

This story has been updated to make it clear that a social media post opposing the Shawnee PD’s attendance at KC PrideFest tagged Councilmember Jacklynn Walters and was not written

This story has been updated to make it clear that a social media post opposing the Shawnee PD’s attendance at KC PrideFest tagged Councilmember Jacklynn Walters and was not written