Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Prairie Village pushes new website live. The city of Prairie Village last week pushed live a revamped version of its website, with a new look and feel and upgrades to its administrative interface. It’s the first redesign of the website since 2010. The costs for the redesign were covered under a previously signed contract with Vision Internet. You can check out the new site here.

Large item pick up day is Saturday for PV residents on and north of 75th Street. Just a reminder to get your stuff out to the curb early tomorrow, northern Village people! [Large item pick up festivities start in Prairie Village this coming Saturday — PVPost]


Leadership class graduates 26 students. The 2015 class of the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Northeast program has graduated 26 students who represent businesses across NEJC. The LNE is an education leadership program focused on identifying and strengthening leadership skills and putting the knowledge in action. This is the 26th year of the program. The graduation luncheon will be held May 21. Graduates this year include: The 26 graduating students of the 2015 LNE Class are: Lt. Todd Allen, City of Merriam Police Dept.; Kathy Axelson, City of Fairway; Mary Crissman, City of Mission Hills; Lt. Troy Duvanel, City of Merriam Police Dept.; Roxanne Dye, The Mission Bank; Judy Fang, City of Mission Hills; Shea Geist, Coalition for Independence; Jennifer Hersh, Turning Point Home Solutions; Alexander Hummel, Community America Credit Union; Joel Janes, Kansas Gas Service; Jennifer Jones-Lacy, City of Roeland Park; Cpt. Kirk Lane, City of Mission Police Dept.; Paul Lewis, Lathrop & Gage, LLP; Robert McCormack, The University of Kansas Medical Center; Lt. Darren McLaughlin; City of Merriam Police Dept.; Susan Metsker, Congressman Kevin Yoder’s Office; Natasa Nikolovska-Arsova, Mainstreet Credit Union; Councilmember Sarah Page, City of Westwood; Councilmember Michael Rhoades, City of Roeland Park; Julie Roth, Lathrop & Gage, LLP; Dave Smothers, City of Merriam; Nolan Sunderman, City of Prairie Village; Sean Tucker, Shawnee Mission Health; Councilmember Ashley Weaver, City of Prairie Village; Wendy Worley, Plan Ahead Events-KC; and Jerry Zimmerman, Johnson County Community College.

A rough day on the links for SM East. SM East had its worst outing of the year Thursday on the road. The Lancers finished seventh among the 15 teams in the Washburn Rural Invitational, played at Wamego Country Club. SM East’s Joe Brouillette was the only Lancer to crack the top ten in the individual standings, shooting a 70 on the day that was good enough for seventh place.

Roeland Park celebrating AENT Day. The City of Roeland Park will celebrate Arbor Earth New Tree Day, a combination event that will celebrate all things green. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in R Park on April 25. The event will include a number of activities and demonstrations, Prizes, seedlings, crafts and snacks will all be part of the mix.

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