Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SM North art students decorate post office. The windows of the main post office on Broadmoor are cheerier for the holidays thanks to students from SM North. The student artists were asked to paint Charlie Brown scenes on the windows to match the theme on the holiday stamp collections.

Mission Coffee with a Cop on Friday. The continuing series of Mission police meeting informally with residents will continue Friday at Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. Officers will be on hand to answer questions starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

Life sentence in stabbing of Prairie Village man. Dustin Adam Maynard was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for stabbing and strangling Jordan MacDonald of Prairie Village in October 2013. Maynard must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. [DeSoto man gets life sentence for stabbing and strangling Prairie Village man – The Kansas City Star]

Merriam wins award for Johnson Drive bridge. The City of Merriam has received a City Public Improvement Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas. The award came for work on the Johnson Drive bridge over Turkey Creek which reopened in August 2014. One of the city’s goals was to have the bridge open before the grand opening of IKEA. The engineering firm on the project was GBA Architects + Engineers and the contractor was Pyramid.

Business Journal on Gateway meeting. The Kansas City Business Journal also covered the meeting in Mission this week where developer Tom Valenti laid out his plan for a green roof on top of a Walmart in the Mission Gateway project. [Developer hopes green roof puts Mission Gateway over top – The Kansas City Business Journal]

SM East schedules basketball clinic for 3rd-8th graders. Local parents looking for a winter break activity for their kids might want to check out the Holiday Youth Basketball Camp being held at SM East Tuesday, Dec. 22. The camp, which is open to kids in 3rd through 8th grade, will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $60 per player. More information is available here.

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