Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Dolyna_Pics

Current Prairie Village gallery display includes Ukraine photos. This month the R.G. Endres Gallery at Prairie Village City Hall is featuring a special display made up of photographs taken by members of the photography club in Dolyna, Prairie Village’s sister city. The works include photos of recent political protests that have contributed to the instability in the region. There will be a reception for the display Friday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The reception is open to the public.

Victim of Prairie Village purse snatching incident talks. The woman who fought a man trying to steal her purse at the Prairie Village Shops last week spoke to WDAF on Tuesday. “I worked all my life and I don’t know why they can’t find some sort of job to keep from hurting old women like me,” Fern White told the station. [Elderly metro woman recovers after fighting off purse snatcher — WDAF]


Star profiles Lancers as team readies for defense of state title. The SM East football team was the focus of a preview story about preps gridiron in the Kansas City Star’s 913 section this week. “The championship year was last year, and this is a different team,” coach Dustin Delaney told the paper. “We are focused on what we are doing this year, and the past is the past. We are looking to keep building for the future.” [State champion Shawnee Mission East takes aim at another title — Kansas City Star]

Crestview groundbreaking rescheduled. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Crestview Elementary School that was postponed by rain last week has been reset. The groundbreaking will now take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 14.

Truck involved in police chase stolen in Prairie Village. The long police chase that ended yesterday in KCK and eventually led to the capture of the driver of a stolen truck actually started in Prairie Village. The truck was stolen from his Prairie Village driveway yesterday morning, according to the owner. [Stolen truck’s owner talks about watching police chase on TV – KMBC]

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