Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Highland Cemetery is tucked back in the Countryside East neighborhood off Hodges.
Highland Cemetery is tucked back in the Countryside East neighborhood off Hodges.

Prairie Village’s Highland Cemetery featured for green burial option. KCUR this week aired a story about changes in the funeral industry, and noted that tiny Highland Cemetery in Prairie Village is one of the only places in the metro to offer green burial options. [Changes Abound In The Funeral Industry, But Kansas City Lags Behind — KCUR]

Colonial makes effort to show unity with AME congregation in wake of Charleston shootings. Colonial Church in Prairie Village on Sunday will be providing transportation to congregation members to attend services at Bethel AME Church in Kansas City. “In the wake of the Charleston church shooting and in light of other acts of violence and oppression which have happened throughout our nation, our two congregations have decided to come together in worship this week,” writes associate pastor Shea Zellweger. “We hope this act of solidarity and Christian Unity will begin a lasting partnership, and serve as a reminder that even in the face of forces which seek to divide, we remain one people, united in our humanity and in our faith.”



College clinic in Spanish planned at SM North. UniverSidad, an event offered to Spanish-speaking families in the Shawnee Mission School District, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at SM North High School. The event, to be conducted entirely in Spanish, will provide students and their family members a chance to learn more about the college application process, financial aid, and speak with college representatives from local universities.

Prison term for death of Merriam girl. A man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for the child abuse death of a 3-year-old Merriam girl in 2014. Khan Khamchanh had pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder earlier this year. [Prison is ordered in abuse death of 3-year-old Merriam girl – The Kansas City Star]

George Schlegel Art Gallery dedication Saturday. The art gallery in Roeland Park’s city hall will be dedicated Saturday night to George Schlegel who started the program that rotates art monthly through the gallery. Schlegel has a long history in the arts community and has lived in the same house in Roeland Park for 32 years. The dedication celebration will be held at the gallery from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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