Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


SM East students collecting used books for Earth Fair sale. SM East students have put out a call for gently used book donations for the school’s annual book sale during the Earth Fair, which will be Saturday, March 28. You can drop off your donations at the SM East main office or in the SM East library by March 20. If you have questions, please contact Kathi Knop at 913-993-6617.

SM East graduate wins individual drill exhibition. 2013 SM East graduate Shane Parcels, a member of the Norwich University military drill team, won the individual drill exhibition at the Tulane Drill Competition this week. Parcels was a four-year member of the ROTC drill squad while at SM East. Norwich University is in Vermont.

Charges filed for attempted kidnapping in Merriam incident. Johnson County prosecutors have charged Brandon Lee McReynolds of Olathe with attempted kidnapping following a his arrest on Tuesday. Merriam police had said a man came into a business in the 9400 block of west 55th Street and demanded that a woman working there leave with him. [Man is charged with attempted kidnapping at a Merriam business – Kansas City Star]

More chances to talk about library future at Corinth, Cedar Roe coming up. The future of the Cedar Roe Library and its fit into the Johnson County Library’s master planning process will be the topic of two sessions over the next three days.  A public feedback session will be held Saturday morning at the Cedar Roe Library from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday night the Cedar Roe Library will be a topic at the Roeland Park quarterly community forum that will be held at the Roeland Park Community Center at 7 p.m. County Librarian Sean Casserley will be on hand for that session. The Corinth Library also will be the site of a Saturday morning feedback session starting at 10 a.m.

Commerce Bank given another extension on Roe Avenue construction. The Roeland Park City Council this week agreed to give Commerce Bank another six-month extension on its deadline to start construction at the parcel it purchased form the city at the northwest corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive. Commerce is once again seeking a partner to build on the site that will also be home to a branch bank.  The recent approval of a turn out north onto Roe opens more possibilities for finding a tenant.  The council did not waive a $5,000 fee for lost tax revenue caused by the delay as had been requested by Commerce.

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