Prairie Village Police recognize promoted officers. The Prairie Village Police Department last week honored three officers who have been recently promoted to new positions in the department. They are Sgt. Travis Gray, Sgt. Brady Sullivan and Cpl. Joel Porter.
Mission Hills man named to Kansas Board of Regents. Mission Hills periodontist Daniel Thomas, director of the KU Hospital Authority Board, has been approved by the Kansas Senate Oversight Committee to serve on the Kansas Board of Regents. Thomas begins his four-year term as Leawood resident and attorney Fred Logan ends his. [Three new Kansas regents are approved — Kansas City Star]
Mission neighborhood holds summer cleanup. The Mission Village Summer Cleanup will be held Sept. 12 for the neighborhood near Highlands Elementary School. The neighborhood is bounded by 63rd Street and Shawnee Mission Parkway and Roe to Hodges. The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dumpsters will be available for free and Boy Scouts will help residents load items. Free hot dogs, chips and soda will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents can get rid of appliances, electronics, furniture and other unwanted items. Questions can be directed to Suzie Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explosion in Fairway under investigation. Residents in the neighborhood near Brookside Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway on Wednesday were startled by the sound of an explosion in the area. No one was hurt in the incident, but investigators were not able to quickly determine what had caused the small blast. Fairway Police Chief Mike Fleming said Thursday afternoon that fire crews initially thought it may have been caused by a transformer on an electrical poll but had determined that was not the cause.
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