Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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New Starbucks opening on Johnson Drive.  The Starbucks that took over the old Taco Bell building along Johnson Drive west of downtown Mission is now open. The building was completely renovated. Staff said the Starbucks, which features a drive-through, should be open for its first full day this morning.

New Johnson County flagNew Johnson County flag unveiled. Johnson County received nearly 3,000 votes from the public on a new county flag design. The winning design was revealed Thursday. The flag will help residents identify places where county services are offered. A countywide rebranding effort began in 2013 which included a new logo, website, information materials. The county staff worked on the design concepts in-house.

United Community Services showing documentary.  The first hour of a five-part series called “The Raising of America” will be shown by UCS at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Oak Park Library. The documentary series focuses on the question of why so many children are faring poorly, including in Johnson County, and how the community might do better. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Tim Grimes still battling cancer – and living. Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star devotes his column today to Tim Grimes, the SM East graduate and Royals fan who is battling advanced-stage cancer. Grimes continues to enjoy life, and the Royals, and make new friends along the way. [Royals fan knows positive attitude helps keep cancer at bay – The Kansas City Star]

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