Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Mission parks director Christy Humerickhouse with Shauna Utz, Taylor
Mission parks director Christy Humerickhouse (L) with Shauna Utz, Taylor Ginther and Zach Beard.

Mission staff honored with lifesaving awards. Sylvester Powell Community Center lifeguard Taylor Ginther, water aerobics instructor Shauna Utz, and aquatics coordinator Zach Beard were given lifesaving awards for their action in saving a man from drowning. The victim became unconscious in the hot tub at the community center pool. Gunther and Utz pulled the man from the hot tub and activated the emergency action plan. Beard responded from the office and assisted. The victim was unresponsive but did have a slow heart rate. Paramedics transported him to the hospital.

Westwood police using NextDoor to fight crime. KSHB had a piece this week on how the Westwood Police Department has started to use information from the neighborhood social networking site NextDoor as part of its crime fighting measures. [The Now KC: Westwood police and neighbors are using the Nextdoor app to help catch criminals — KSHB]

SM East band fundraiser Saturday. The SM East band will be raising money from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Savers store at 95th and Nall. The band can earn money for clothing, shoes, books, household items, linens and accessories that are donated on its behalf. The proceeds will be used to reduce the cost of a performance trip to Orlando over spring break next year.

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