Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


The gas tanks are coming out this week at Casey Brothers Sinclair.
The gas tanks are coming out this week at Casey Brothers Sinclair.

Tanks coming out at Casey Brothers. The vintage pumps are gone and the gas tanks were being pulled out of the ground this week at Casey Brothers Sinclair on Johnson Drive in Mission. The station has been operated by the Casey Brothers for more than 50 years. The PV Post story about the impending close of the station ran last week.

Negotiation meeting scheduled. Negotiating teams representing the Shawnee Mission School Board and the National Education Association of Shawnee Mission have scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. July 15 to continue discussions on the contract for the coming school year. The meeting, at the administration center, is open to the public. The board also has scheduled a retreat for 5 p.m. tonight in the board room.

Murder of Rev. Johnson marks 150th anniversary.  The founder of the Shawnee Indian Mission and the county namesake was killed in 1865, but the circumstances remain a mystery. Bob Sigman references Joe Vaughan’s recent book on the mission, Johnson and the city of Fairway in recounting how the circumstances of his death are shrouded in mystery. [Bob Sigman: Death of county founder is lost in the fog of history – The Kansas City Star]

Merriam Police Department Citizens Academy forming. The Merriam Police Department Citizens Academy will be held for 10 weeks from Sept. 2 to Nov. 4 on Wednesday evenings. Applicants to the academy do not have to be Merriam residents. Participants will learn about a wide range of law enforcement topics. Applications can be made online or by calling the Merriam Police Department.

Meeting on Farley Avenue improvements tonight. Merriam will hold a public meeting tonight on the planned improvements to Farley Avenue  an historic section of road. The work includes removal of the existing asphalt and replacement with a two-land, 24-foot wide road with curb and gutter between 67th and 69th Streets. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at city hall.

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