Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Mayor Steve Schowengerdt recognized city councilor Debbie Kring for 15 years of service.
Mayor Steve Schowengerdt recognized city councilor Debbie Kring for 15 years of service.

Mission honors two for long service.  The city of Mission honored councilor Debbie Kring for her 15 years of service on the council this week. In addition Kenny York, a member of the city’s public works department was honored for his 35 years of work for the city. The pair were presented with awards at the start of this week’s council meeting.


Johnson County DA warns about phone scam. The Johnson County District Attorney this month warned residents about a phone scam the DA’s office has uncovered. A number of Johnson County residents have been called by a person purporting to be a member of the District Attorney’s staff and threatening arrest for failure to appear for jury duty. The caller then says arrest can be avoided by transferring money. [Johnson County DA warns residents against scam — City of Prairie Village]

Star covers Dorr lights display’s new home in Olathe. The Kansas City Star this week ran a piece of former Prairie Village resident Tim Dorr’s elaborate choreographed light display, which he moved to Olathe this year after the family sold their house in Prairie Village. “We kept the display in Prairie Village last year, but there was a storm and the display experience some wind damage,” he said. “We decided it would be easier to maintain it closer to home.” [Dorr family’s light tradition is a gift to the community, first in Prairie Village, no Olathe — Kansas City Star]