Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Prairie Village pioneers hop on Royals (band)wagon. Zeke, Anna and little Jed (as we have taken to calling the hearty pioneers depicted in the Prairie Park statue at Tomahawk and Mission) have caught a bad case of Royals fever. Not only has the fountain surrounding them turned a becoming shade of Royals blue, but Anna’s started donning a blue bonnet and Zeke is wearing a crown. Solid work, neighborhood decorators.

Fairway looking for top dog. Fairway has asked its residents to brag on their pooches, posting on the city’s Facebook page why their dog is number one and should get some recognition. Entries must be posted on the page by Nov. 1. Name, photo, age, breed (or best guess) and why your dog is number one should be included in the entry.

Roeland Park Healthy Halloween Spooktacular.The Roeland Park Community Center will be the site of the healthy morning start to the Halloween Day from 9 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 31. The event will include the freaky photo both, healthy snacks, creepy crafts and a haunted classroom. At 10 a.m. the family can hit the dance floor for Halloween beats. Space is limited for the free event. Reservations can be made at 913-826-3160. It is sponsored by the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District.

Fairway’s Trail of Tricks & Treats. The annual trail, which winds through the open space in Peterson Park at 6136 Mission Road, will be held Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $3 to enter the park and the event is targeted for children up to age 10. Admission includes free hot dogs, cookies, popcorn and more. There will be games along the lighted trail and a limited supply of pumpkins to decorate and take home.

Johnson County transit site supplanted by new metro-wide RideKC. Bus riders looking for schedule information now have access to a ride planning site that will provide information for all of the metro area. As part of the continued move toward a more unified regional transit system, the new website,, provides route info for Kansas City, Mo., Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, among others.

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