Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


KC Bass Workshop faculty include (L-R) Hans Sturm, Shawn Conley, Johnny Hamil, Francois Rabbath, Sylvain Rabbath and Ted Botsford.
KC Bass Workshop faculty gathered with Francois Rabbath in 2013, Sylvain Rabbath is to the right of his father and Johnny Hamil is to the left.

KC BassFest returns to SM North. The KC BassFest, with most activities and concerts held at SM North, returns for what has become an annual event. Organized by Mission resident, teacher and performer Johnny Hamil, the program once again features Francois and Sylvain Rabbath. Francois is recognized as one of the premier bassists in the world. KC BassFest, which includes a schedule of performance from today through Tuesday, is held in conjunction with the KC Bass Workshop. A Tuesday concert at 7 p.m. at SM North includes participants in the workshop and performers. A schedule of performances can be found here.

Mission Hills dentist appointed to regents. Gov. Sam Brownback made three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents this week, including Daniel Thomas, a Mission Hills periodontist who practices in Leawood. Among those members leaving the board is Prairie Village lawyer Fred Logan. [Governor appoints three to Kansas Board of Regents –]

Stolen vintage Airstream is found. The 1962 Airstream Overland that belongs to a Prairie Village family and was stolen while being renovated at a KCK shop has been found in Edwardsville. It disappeared from a business parking lot over the weekend and was found abandoned and intact in the parking lot of an abandoned church. [Owner celebrates as stolen vintage Airstream trailer is found in Edwardsville – Kansas City Star]

Some border stores worried about sales tax. A story on the increased spread between sales tax rates  in Missouri and Kansas cites a Prairie Village shop among those who worry that it might affect business. The Kansas City sales tax is about 8.4 percent in most places. The increase in sales tax passed by the Kansas Legislature will push the tax near or over 10 percent in many locations. [Border businesses worried about Kansas sales tax hike –]

Man charged in Westwood robbery. A man who has already been charged with armed robbery in Kansas City has now been booked into the Johnson County Jail, charged with aggravated robbery in the holdup of the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 47th and Mission Road on Jan. 4. [KC man accused in third area armed robbery – Kansas City Star]

Prairie Village coyote gets more attention.  The coyote we showed you Wednesday on got his own spot on local television news with comments from the neighbors who saw him. [Coyote spotted in Prairie Village neighborhood – KCTV5]

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