Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Dome is back in Roeland Park. The inflatable dome over the pool at the Roeland Park Community Center was installed and re-inflated Tuesday. The pool was covered during the installation process. The cover will be removed and regular swimming hours will resume Thursday. The pool is open air during the summer and covered by the dome in winter. The pool is especially popular with lap swimmers. The aquatic center is a cooperative between Roeland Park and the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District which manages the pool. It is open at 6 a.m. weekdays. A full schedule can be found here.


Roeland Park polices’ donation of bike to homeless man makes national news. Word of the Roeland Park Police Department’s move to give a homeless man who was sleeping on a park bench in the city a used bike so he could get to work has spread across the country, with national news outlets now picking up on the story. [Kansas Cop Gives Bicycle to Homeless Man Commuting Five Hours by Foot — ABC News]

Harbinger story offers new details in cross country hazing incident. SM East student newspaper, the Harbinger, last week published a piece on the hazing incident that led to the suspension of members of the cross country team. [Let’s Talk About Hazing — The Harbinger]

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