Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Johnson County residents Monday reviewed plans for the renovation of the King Louie building on Metcalf.
Johnson County residents Monday reviewed plans for the renovation of the King Louie building on Metcalf.

King Louie plans shown at Meadowbrook. Johnson County residents got a first glimpse of the plans for the King Louie building Monday at the Meadowbrook clubhouse. By 6:30 p.m. more than 250 people had stopped by to view the architect’s renderings of the proposed layout of the remodeled building and the programs that it will house. The building will become the home of the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center (JCAHC) which will include space for the Johnson County Museum, Theatre in the Park and other theatre companies, community gathering space, an advance voting location, program space for cultural enrichment activities and classes. The county originally purchased the building in 2011.

Kansas Supreme Court to decide on Shawnee Mission intervention in suit. The Kansas Supreme Court will decide Sept. 21 if Shawnee Mission School District is allowed to intervene in the lawsuit over school finance. The district had filed a motion earlier this year, saying the plaintiff districts in the case did not represent the interests of Shawnee Mission. A district court panel rejected the request in April and Shawnee Mission appealed. The court will not hear oral arguments in the appeal and will stay with the schedule for hearing the main lawsuit in November. [Kansas Supreme Court expedites steps en route to school finance ruling – The Topeka Capital Journal]

More coverage of cross-country incident. The SM East cross-country team’s issue with hazing of some freshmen team members received additional coverage (the story ran Monday morning) with more comments on the incident from school administration. [Witness uses Shawnee Mission schools’ bullying app to report incident involving high school cross country team – WDAF TV] [District investigates hazing at Shawnee Mission East High School – KCTV]

Prairie Village Police to begin new Citizen’s Academy in September. The Prairie Village Police Department will kick off a new session of its Citizens’ Police Academy next month. The 10-week program gives participants a first-hand view of the department’s day-to-day operations. Participants meet for three hours every Wednesday evening and covers a range of topics, from traffic enforcement to crime prevention. The course will run Sept. 16 through Nov. 18. For information on how to apply, contact Sgt. Jason Kuder at 913-385-4623.


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