SM East STUCO asking for football fans’ help in November Can Drive. SM East’s student council will be collecting canned food items for the school’s November Can Drive at Friday’s football game against Olathe North. This year’s goal is to collect 10,000 cans to support the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. Community members can drop off cans at SM East any time throughout the month as well. The game against Olathe North will start at 7 p.m. at the Olathe District Activity Center.
Winds topple power lines, cause NEJC power outages. Yesterday’s blustery conditions, with wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour, caused a host of issues throughout the Kansas City metro area. The Fairway Shops lost power around 3 p.m., causing operations to close their doors for an hour and a half. [60-mph wind gusts topple power lines, trees — KCTV]
Meadowbrook plan goes before Prairie Village Planning Commission tonight. Prairie Village’s Planning Commission will hold a special meeting this evening to consider Van Trust Real Estate’s formal site plans and zoning requests for the Meadowbrook park and development plans. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the former Meadowbrook Country Club clubhouse.
Car seat check at Mission police department. Mission police will hold a free car seat check-up today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the police station. No appointment is necessary to make sure your particular car seat is installed correctly.
No accident spike in Merriam near Johnson Drive development. Merriam Police Chief Mike Daniels, responding to a question from the city council, said this week that the new commercial development along Johnson Drive, including the new IKEA store has not caused a spike in traffic accidents at that location. The number of accidents has risen in Merriam, he said, but they are on I-35 and Shawnee Mission Parkway. Those two roads push 150,000 cars per day into Merriam. The accident rate is high when judged on a per capita basis, Daniels said, but not when compared to the number of cars traveling through the city per day.
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