Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

It's trick or treat time tonight at the Village Shops and Corinth Square.
It’s trick or treat time tonight at the Village Shops and Corinth Square.

Trick or Treating at Village Shops, Corinth tonight. The merchants of the Village Shops and Corinth Square will be holding their annual Trick or Treat events tonight. Village Shops merchants will open their doors to trick or treaters starting at 4 p.m. and going through 7 p.m. At Corinth, the trick or treating will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SM East, SM North face off in final game of district play. Both teams know they’re headed to the playoffs. But tonight’s football game between the Lancers and Indians will determine which team gets home field advantage in the playoff bracket. SM East, which is undefeated this year, is the heavy favorite against SM North, which carried a 25 game losing streak into districts but defeated Harmon and Wyandotte easily. Tonight’s match is home game for SM North that kicks off at 7 p.m. at SM North District stadium.

Roeland Park mom starts petition to have Kardashian clothing line removed from “Babies R Us.” Roeland Park mother Amie Logan is getting some attention across the country for starting a Change.org petition asking Babies R Us to remove a line of clothing from the Kardashian family for girls 0-24 months. “I don’t want my child to grow up to be a Sex Tape star. You pulled the Breaking Bad toys because they promoted Drug use. You should pull this clothing line because it promotes bad behavior as well. The madness has to stop. If the toys are damaging so is the clothing,” Logan wrote. [Mother demands Kardashian clothing line be pulled from Babies R Us — ABC 13 Houston]

It’s time for leaf pickup. A few northeast Johnson County cities offer leaf pickup services to residents and the time has arrived. Fairway will start pickup in Ward 2 on Sunday. Fairway residents must register and pay for the service, which is contracted to a private landscape business. In Roeland Park the city started its leaf pickup schedule this week in neighborhoods west of Roe. The pickup will continue through Dec. 10. Leaves need to be raked into the street in Roeland Park, but in Fairway they are to be kept out of the street and gutter. See the city websites for specifics and schedules. Leaf pickup in Westwood starts Monday. The route will be posted on the city website. In Westwood, leaves should be raked to the edge of the sidewalk, not into the street, during November and into the street starting Dec. 6 for a final pickup.


Prairie Village’s public financial reporting system cited in Atlanta council spat. A city councilor in Atlanta has asked for access to the city’s financial reporting system to view payments made by the city, but was denied access by the mayor. “The information that I am asking for is the same information that other cities post online in real time,” Councilor Felicia Moore said. Among those cities, she named Prairie Village, New York, Los Angeles and Austin. Prairie Village and Austin also use the same company that designed Atlanta’s website. With PV Checkbook Prairie Village residents can look up all payments made by the city. [Council’s Moore continues request for records – Neighborhood Newspapers]

Merriam fiberhoods qualify for Google fiber. All of the Merriam neighborhoods -in fact all of the Johnson County neighborhoods eligible so far – have signed up enough residents to qualify for Google fiber installation. The signup period for central Johnson County, which included Merriam, closed today. Westwood, Roeland Park, Mission Woods and Westwood Hills qualified earlier.