Mission launches farmers market Saturday. The City of Mission will launch its first foray into holding a farmer’ market at 7 a.m. Saturday. Food trucks will join the lineup of vendors who will be bringing vegetables, chicken, eggs, cheese, fudge and jams to the market. Nearby city lots and parking lots at ScriptPro are available to the public on Saturday. The market will run until 1 p.m. in the green space between Reeds and Maple along Johnson Drive. More information about the market and volunteer opportunities can be found here.
Roeland Park to hold community budget forum. Roeland Park will hold its first community forum on the 2016 budget at 6 p.m. Monday at the Roeland Park Community Center. The budget presentation and questions will be followed at 6:45 p.m. by a reception for outgoing city administrator Aaron Otto. Monday is Otto’s last day with the city before he joins the staff of Johnson County government.
Another inch of rain overnight. As if we needed more rain after Wednesday’s downpour, but we got it anyway. Rain sensors recorded more than an inch of rain overnight from late Thursday into this morning. It was 1.2 inches recorded at Johnson Drive and Turkey Creek in Merriam and 1.064 at 63rd and Mission and at Martway at Rock Creek. A slightly lower 1.024 inches fell on Porter Park overnight.
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