Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Lancers top new football Power Rankings. SM East is number one in Catch it Kansas’s new football power rankings. Noting that the Lancers have outscored opponents 138-20 in their first three weeks, the site put the Lancers ahead of undefeated Blue Valley, Mill Valley, Lawrence, Hutchinson and Wichita Northwest. SM East faces its biggest test of the season this Friday when it takes on 3-0 SM West. [Football Power Index, Week 4 — Catch it Kansas]

Sutera family closes Westwood restaurant. The Sutera restaurant on Rainbow in Westwood closed at the beginning of the month when the lease expired. The restaurant opened in 2005 and the Sutera family had been in the restaurant business for 40 years. [Sutera family leaves restaurant business after nearly 40 years – The Kansas City Star]


Merriam teen dies in accident. Angel Wright, 19, of Merriam died after a one-car crash near Freeport in Harper County, Kan. Wright was the driver of the car. A passenger, Clyde Schreiber of Anthony, also died in the crash and another passenger is in critical condition. All three were ejected when the driver lost control on a dirt road. [2 killed, another critical after Harper County crash – KAKE]

Road closed today in Merriam. Merriam Public Works will close the eastbound lane on 54th Street from Antioch to Hadley today for roadwork.

Energy healing sessions offered to veterans. The Kansas City Healing Project is offering free energy healing sessions for veterans in Mission. The sessions are offered to reduce PTSD and depression in military veterans and are supported by foundations donations. [Free energy healing sessions offered to veterans in the metro – Fox 4]

Parents working to get guard for Trailwood walkers. Parents at Trailwood Elementary School are trying to get a crossing guard reinstated for the intersection of Roe Avenue and 95th Street, an intersection shared by Prairie Village and Overland Park. A new school is being constructed on the school grounds this year and parents have concerns about pickup and drop-off zones during construction. Traffic speed on 95th Street is another concern. [Upcoming construction project at Trailwood stirs fear among parents – The Kansas City Star]

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