Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Hersh (L) and Ray (R) Casey were honored by the City of Mission Saturday as Mayor Steve Schowengerdt (C) read a proclamation.

Mission honors Casey Brothers. The City of Mission honored Casey Brothers Sinclair Saturday and the brothers, Ray and Hersh Casey, who have been in business for 56 years. Mayor Steve Schowengerdt read a proclamation that was given to each brother on a plaque. The retirement party celebrated the decades of business in Mission, which will come to an end Aug. 1 for the station.

Rose challenges Brownback logic on Kansas tax rates. Former Johnson County Sun publisher Steve Rose used his column in the Kansas City Star this weekend to take Gov. Sam Brownback to task for his categorization of the coming increase in state sales taxes as part of an overall tax decrease during his time in office. “No matter how you look at it,” Rose wrote, “clearly, the middle-class is way worse off.” [Steve Rose: Pluses and minus of tax policy not so simple — Kansas City Star]

Mission resident opines on meaning of same sex marriage ruling to himself and husband. Chris Curry, an editor at the Kansas City Business Journal and Mission resident, wrote a blog post in the wake of Friday’s same sex marriage decision about what it means for himself and his husband to be able to be legally recognized as spouses in the U.S. “Thank you, SCOTUS, for doing the right thing. We are thrilled. Today, life is (especially) good on our cul-de-sac,” he wrote. [Marriage ruling ripples to a quiet Mission cul-de-sac — Kansas City Business Journal]

Fairway offering special pick up for storm debris today. Fairway residents who had significant debris pile up after last week’s intense storm will get a hand from the city’s Public Works department. Crews will be picking up storm refuse today. Brush must be neatly stacked at the curb with branches cut to lengths no longer than eight feet. The pick up starts at 7 a.m.

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