Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Heavy rains making NEJC more susceptible to flooding issues. Reader Mary Anne Fair sent in the above photo Friday week after yet another round of heavy rains pounded northeast Johnson County, causing major flooding in her backyard. The flash flooding situation wasn’t helped by another heavy downpour last night, with the weather station at 74th Street and Tomahawk Road in Prairie Village reporting .827 inches of accumulation.

Preview of some area sales tax rates if House approves tax hike today. The budget bill that will come before the Kansas House of Representatives today would raise the state sales tax from 6.15 percent to 6.55 percent. KCUR’s Sam Zeff Tweeted last night a sample of what that hike would do to sales tax rates throughout the area, including Fairway, which would rise to 9.775 percent, and Mission, which would rise to 9.4 percent.

Prairie Village woman featured in “Dirty Kanza diary” story in Star. Prairie Village’s Karen Pritchard, who finished second place in the women over 40 division at the Dirty Kanza 200 bike race May 30, was among the participants featured with a photo in Kansas City Star photographer Cindy Hoedel’s recap of the event. [My Dirty Kanza Diary: 36 hours of mud, grit and glory – Kansas City Star]

Barn Players hosts fundraiser performances. This is the 60th Anniversary season of the Barn Players and it will be saluted with a special musical benefit with three performances of “The Best of Times” on stage at the Barn Players, 6219 Martway in Mission.  The benefit raises funds for season productions, Barn Junior and Barn Kids activities and for various operational needs.  “The Best of Times”is a musical review featuring some of the best music heard on the Barn Players stage over the past 60 years. The three benefit performances will be:  Friday evening, June 26 at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee June 28 at 2:00 p.m. with tickets $20.00.   Saturday evening June 27th a reception and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The reception, dinner and show tickets are $40.

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