Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Erin Margolin's Little Free Library, which was built by Highlands teacher Mike Torkelson, got a fresh coat of paint and is now at the Jewish Community Center. Photo via Facebook.
Erin Margolin’s Little Free Library, which was built by Highlands teacher Mike Torkelson, got a fresh coat of paint and is now at the Jewish Community Center. Photo via Facebook.

Fairway Little Free Library donated to Jewish Community Center. Erin Margolin, who sought permission from the city this summer to plant a Little Free Library in her yard on Glenfield Drive, has donated the structure to the Jewish Community Center after moving out of her Fairway home.

Release of book on Fairway delayed by publisher setbacks. Northeast Johnson County resident Joe Vaughan’s latest book, which documents the story of Johnson County founder Thomas Johnson and Fairway, has been sidetracked by publishing issues. Vaughan had expected to be able to make the book widely available in the area by this point, but the first two publishers he worked with on the project had medical issues that pushed production back. The book is currently available at Rainy Day Books in Fairway and Bruce Smith Drugs and Tiffany Town in Prairie Village, but quantities are currently limited until the new publisher can get a new printing scheduled.

Couple injured in Prairie Village wreck recovering. The Prairie Village man and woman seriously injured in a car wreck at 79th Street and Roe Avenue earlier this month are making steps toward recovery, Prairie Village police reported Tuesday. The wife was able to leave the hospital, and her husband has been taken off the ventilator and is able to respond to questions.

Business Journal covers suit against Mission Gateway developer. The Kansas City Business Journal on Tuesday published a piece on the suit filed by Henderson Engineers against Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti. In it, reporter Rob Roberts characterizes the project as “increasingly unhinged.” The Pitch broke the story earlier in the day. [Henderson Engineers sues Mission Gateway developers — Kansas City Business Journal]