Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Ron Shaffer is nominated to be the next president-elect of the National Association of Regional Councils. Photo via Johnson County Facebook page.
Ron Shaffer is nominated to be the next president-elect of the National Association of Regional Councils. Photo via Johnson County Facebook page.

Shaffer nominated for NARC president elect. Former Prairie Village Mayor and current Johnson County Board of County Commissioners District 1 representative Ron Shaffer has been nominated in the election for president-elect of the National Association of Regional Councils. Shaffer has been long involved in the Mid-America Regional Council, the Kansas City area’s metro-wide planning coordination organization. Shaffer is currently the senior vice president of the NARC Board of Directors. He was nominated for the new NARC position by MARC Board of Directors Chair Curt Skoog.

Lancers take on Indians on SM East diamond this afternoon. The 13-3 SM East baseball team will have a chance to get one win closer to a Sunflower League title this afternoon on the SM East baseball diamond. The Lancers take on northeast Johnson County rival SM North at 4:30 p.m. With a win over the Indians today and a win over SM South in their final league game next Tuesday, SM East would take the Sunflower League title.

Mission police raise money for Special Olympics. Mission police officers serving as waiters last week at a local restaurant raised more than $1,400 in tips. The money will be donated to Kansas Special Olympics.

Prairie Village takes first step toward formalizing agreement for Meadowbrook park. The Prairie Village City Council this week approved a funding agreement with the subsidiary of VanTrust that owns Meadowbrook Country Club that will provide an avenue for completion of the sale of the property to turn it into a county park. The funding agreement established a fund of $75,000 to pay for legal, bond and other services that will be needed to complete the sale. City Administrator told the council he expected to bring a memorandum of understanding that would outline the specific steps each of the parties involved — including VanTrust, the city of Prairie Village, and Johnson County — must take to finalize the property sale.

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