Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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The renovation of the Shawnee Mission Health campus in Merriam continues with the start of a project on the first floor of the main hospital building.
The renovation of the Shawnee Mission Health campus in Merriam continues with the start of a project on the first floor of the main hospital building.

Shawnee Mission Health begins renovation of main hospital tower. Shawnee Mission Health has kicked off a new renovation project that will substantially change the first floor of the main hospital tower. The latest renovation project comes after the completion of the Shawnee Mission Birth Center in 2011 and a new critical care tower in 2009. The $25 million project at the Merriam health facility is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

AT&T, Google battling for high-speed internet customers. Roeland Park will become one of the new battlegrounds for high-speed internet when AT&T builds out its network in the city which is starting this year. The competition drew more media attention this week. An original story ran on shawneemissionpost.com last week. [AT&T and Google duke it out with their high-speed internet – KMBZ]

Merriam man drowns in Overland Park pool. The victim of a drowning in a swimming pool at the Fiesta Square apartments Saturday night has been identified as Merriam resident Emmanuel Nyiti. The victim was found unresponsive and could not be revived. [Overland Park drowning victim identified – Kansas City Star]

Celebration at Casey Brothers Saturday. Customers of Casey Brothers Sinclair in Mission and the community can stop by Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon to help mark the end of the era as Casey Brothers prepares to close its doors. The city will thank Casey Brothers for its 56 years of service in Mission. Presentations will be made at 11 a.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided by Napa. Cake, drinks and live music also will be part of the retirement party.

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