Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Hot air balloon makes stop in Franklin Park. Local photographer Tom Strongman passed along the above shot of a hot air balloon set down in the Franklin Park parking lot Thursday. The balloon stopped in Prairie Village around 7 a.m. as part of a promotion for this weekend’s hot air balloon festival in Bonner Springs.

Lancers soccer team closes out regular season with win over SM North, playoffs start Tuesday. SM East’s soccer team helped build momentum heading into the postseason with a 6-0 victory over SM North on Thursday. The win brings the Lancers’ regular season record to 10-4-1. Playoffs begin next Tuesday with the Lancers’ opponent yet to be named.

Brothers Music opening Saturday. The new store on Mission’s Johnson Drive will have its grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. As reported on shawneemissionpost.com this summer, the store will sell new and used vinyl records, CDs, turntables, guitars and other accessories. It also will have lesson rooms for guitar, bass and drums. [Maggart brothers opening Mission music store to sell vinyl records, offer lessons – The Kansas City Star]

Strategic planning chair suggests new forum. Tom Madigan, the Roeland Park resident who chaired the city’s strategic planning committee earlier this year, asked the city council this week what has happened with the plan. The group presented its report to the council in March. “People ask me where we are (on the plan),” Madigan said. “I don’t have a good answer.” He also noted it has been six months since a quarterly forum had been held and suggested with recent changes in city parks, it would be a good time to hold one.

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