Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Mission will replace Mohawk walking path. The walking trail at Mohawk Park in Mission will be replaced in its current location on the site of the former Mohawk School that is now a Mission park. The .4 mile asphalt trail will be removed and a new trail, six-feet wide, will be installed at the same location. The city has not made any modifications to the trail since the site was acquired in 2003. Work is expected to begin later this month and be completed in October. The low bid was just over $60,000. Funds budgeted for the work last year were carried over and will be used this year.

Another Mission Hills resident tied up in payday lending scheme. The Kansas City Business Journal on Thursday reported that Mission Hills resident Del Kimball and a business partner out of Oklahoma City are facing involuntary bankruptcy proceedings as a result of their involvement in payday lending operations that drew a $55 million legal judgement against their company, LTS Management Services. [KC-area payday lenders face involuntary bankruptcy — Kansas City Business Journal]

SM East volleyball team’s success continues. SM East’s volleyball team bolstered the notion that they’ll be a force to be reckoned with this season as they swept all three of their Thursday matches, knocking off Lawrence Free State, SM North and SM Northwest in play at SM North.

Johnson County League of Women Voters holding forum on crisis intervention teams. The Johnson County League of Women Voters on Saturday will be holding a panel discussion on crisis intervention teams that are trained to help people involved in emergency mental health situations. Panelists include Tim DeWeese, Director, Johnson County Mental Health; Kevin Moriarty, Johnson County District Judge; Cpl. Ken Whiteside, Leawood Police, Vice-Chair Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); and Jackie Chapman, Director of Special Education, Shawnee Mission Schools.The event will be at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Avenue. Coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m.


Lancers, Indians, Stags football teams all looking to extend records to 2-0. SM East, SM North and Bishop Miege will all attempt to keep northeast Johnson County’s football record spotless for the season as they take on their week two opponents tonight. SM East faces SM South at SM South District Stadium; SM North faces SM Northwest at SM North District Stadium; and Bishop Miege faces Gardner Edgerton at Gardner Edgerton. All games kick off at 7 p.m.

Merriam Police Department is hiring. The Merriam Police Department is seeking applicants for police officer. Qualified applicants should contact the department to schedule a testing time. Tests will be given Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Accommodations for other test dates may be made. A completed personal history statement must be submitted in person at the police department before the testing date.

Westwood garage sale Saturday. Westwood will hold its city-wide garage sale on Saturday. It will be one of several big garage sale events in the area. A partial listing of addresses with sales and what they have to offer can be found here.

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