Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Police Chief John Morris mans the grill at Roeland Park's Night Out event.
Police Chief John Morris mans the grill at Roeland Park’s Night Out event.

Roeland Park Police host Night Out event to promote community safety. Dozens of police department and city staff along with members of the Roeland Park community gathered in the City Hall parking lot Tuesday to take part in a National Night Out event. The annual event organized by the National Association of Town Watch encourages police departments to work with their communities to promote safety tactics. Roeland Park police had emergency vehicles on display along with a DJ and a grill out with hot dogs and hamburgers. “I cooked 80 hamburgers and almost 150 hotdogs,” said Police Chief John Morris. “I know that I do not want to be a short order cook. It was a lot harder than I thought. Catching criminals is easier.”

Merriam tops NerdWallet list of best places to start a business. Website NerdWallet this week released its list of the best places to start a business in Kansas, and northeast Johnson County fared well. In addition to Mission coming in at number two, Merriam topped the list. [Best Places to Start a Business in Kansas — NerdWallet]



State of the Arts reception returns to Prairie Village City Hall tonight. State of the Arts, Prairie Village’s annual gala and juried art competition, returns to city hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. This year’s award winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

Sporting players to appear at Roeland Park Price Chopper. Two members of Sporting Kansas City will be on had at the Roeland Park Price Chopper, 4950 Roe Avenue, this Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m. to meet fans and sign autographs…but the team hasn’t announced which players they will be.

Indian Hills coach shares cancer story. Longtime Indian Hills Middle School teacher and coach Kathy Kreamer is one of the people sharing their stories of fighting cancer with the Kansas City Chiefs. Kreamer writes of being five years cancer free. “I try to be transparent about my journey with my students in hopes they will gain a better understanding of cancer and not be as fearful about it,” Kreamer writes. [Breast Cancer Awareness: Stories from the Kingdom – KCChiefs.com]

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