Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Round_TableLancer Round Table auction set for Nov. 14. The East Fund’s annual Lancer Round Table benefit event is set for next Saturday, Nov. 14, at Indian Hills Country Club. With nearly 200 unique items — from a stay in a St. Petersburg, Fla., penthouse to KU vs. OSU basketball tickets — up for auction, the event has become one of the most anticipated evening’s on the Lancer community’s calendar. Tickets are $30 per person. Proceeds from the event are used by the East Fund to make grants to programs at the school, from the debate and robotics teams to the athletic and arts departments. More information is available here.

Forty Johnson County buses serve as shuttles during Royals celebration. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority released figures from yesterday’s record breaking day of ridership suggesting nearly 200,000 people rode their shuttles to the Royals celebration downtown. Forty Johnson County buses served as shuttles Tuesday.

Johnson County Commissioners attending state governance conference. Five members of Johnson County’s Board of County Commissioners will attend the annual conference of the Kansas Association of Counties this week. [Governance conference draws five commissioners — Kansas City Star]

Mission starts holiday collections to help others.  Each year the City of Mission works to make the holidays brighter for NEJC residents by accepting donations. Donations of money, canned goods and white socks can be dropped off at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. Socks will be accepted until Nov. 19. A clothing drive will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 in the parking lot south of Beverly Park. Gently used clothing, coats, blankets, candles, books, bar soap, wipes and toiletries will be collected.

Gateway work session Nov. 16. The Mission City Council delayed a vote on a preliminary site plan proposed for the Gateway development at its last meeting and opted to hold a work session with the developer to discuss concerns about the proposal. The work session has been set for 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at city hall. A city council meeting will be held on Nov. 18.

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