Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Prairie Village approved the allocation of $100,000 Monday to combat the spread of the emerald ash borer.
Prairie Village approved the allocation of $100,000 Monday to combat the spread of the emerald ash borer.

Prairie Village approves emerald ash borer plan for coming year. The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved the allocation of $100,000 budgeted to deal with the emerald ash borer, which was officially confirmed in the city earlier this spring. Last year, the city budgeted $50,000 for the anti-emerald ash borer operations. Public Works Director Keith Bredehoeft said that over the past year, the city had removed approximately 100 ash trees from the city right-of-way, and replanted different species in their place. In addition to the continuation of removal operations, Bredehoeft said the city would start treating select ash trees with chemicals to prevent them from infestation on streets where the removal off all the ashes would have a significant visual impact on the streetscape.

DUI patrol set for Wednesday in Mission. The Mission Police Department will be conducting a state-sponsored DUI saturation patrol tonight from 10:45 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday. The focus of the saturation patrol is to deter and apprehend impaired drivers. Officers participating in the patrol will display a “DUI Taks Force” magnet on the patrol cars.

Coffee With A Cop in Mission Friday. Mission police will be at Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive for coffee and conversation with residents from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday morning. “No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask question, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood,” the flyer on the program promises.

SM East takes second in Olathe North Invitational. SM East once again showed well but couldn’t find its way to the top of the podium in a local golf tournament. The Lancers took second overall, just three strokes behind winner SM Northwest, in the Olathe North Invitational at Falcon Ridge Monday. Andrew Spencer finished a team best second place overall in the individual standings, and was helped by strong performances from Brady Clark, who tied for fourth, and Connor Swanson and Thomas Luger, who tied for tenth. Despite their second place finish Monday, the Lancers still sit atop the Sunflower League standings with one league tournament remaining May 13 in Lawrence.

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