Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

The Mission Theatre on Johnson Drive in Mission. Photo by dalemonaghen via Cinema Treasures used under a Creative Commons license.
The Mission Theatre on Johnson Drive in Mission. Photo by dalemonaghen via Cinema Treasures used under a Creative Commons license.

Game On for Public Schools issues summary of Gannon ruling. Game On for Public Schools, the northeast Johnson County-based education advocacy group, has published a detailed summary of Tuesday’s ruling in the Gannon case on Kansas school funding. [Game On Summary of December 2014 Gannon Decision — Game on For Public Schools]

Mission Theatre closes as event venue, sending engaged couples into panic. A group of engaged couples who had planned to host parts of their weddings at the Mission Theatre event venue found themselves in a lurch this week when the space abruptly announced it would be closing. In one case, a bride had less than three weeks to find a replacement venue. [Brides left scrambling after Mission Theater abruptly closes — KCTV]

Roeland Park still offering free gun locks. In the wake of the tragic death of a mother at an Idaho Walmart whose 2 year old pulled a loaded gun out of her purse, Roeland Park police are reminding area residents that they have free gun locks available for pick up at the department. “We’ve got them. Come and get them,” said Chief John Morris.

Prairie Village council set to consider start-of-construction extension for Mission Chateau Monday. After a request from the Tutera Group to delay the vote by a month, the Prairie Village City Council is on Monday expected to take up the company’s request to extend the start-of-construction deadline for the Mission Chateau senior living community. Tutera argued before the city’s Planning Commission in early December that it needed an extension beyond to initial January 2016 deadline because of the legal issues surrounding the project. The Planning Commission ultimately recommended granting an extension of 14 months past the termination of legal action surrounding the project. The council is scheduled to consider that recommendation as part of Monday’s agenda.