Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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2015 honoree Jack Lewis and family at the Prairie Village Arbor Day event.
2015 honoree Jack Lewis and family at the Prairie Village Arbor Day event.

Arbor Day nominations now open in Prairie Village. Prairie Village’s Tree Board is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Arbor Day Honoree. Each year the board selects a citizen whose efforts have contributed to Prairie Village’s quality of life, and honor them with a tree planted in their honor. Honorees may be living or deceased. You can find more information on the nominating process here.

Roeland Park watching for running cars. The odds of having a car stolen this winter rise dramatically if you leave it running in the driveway to warm up. Roeland Park police will be looking for cars left running in the neighborhoods and will hand out tickets. [Warming your car in Kansas and leaving your keys in the ignition could cost you – KSHB]

Trailwood students tops in playing the market. Teams of students from Trailwood Elementary School took first and second place in the elementary regional competition of The Stock Market Game. These elementary students participated in a 10-week simulated game, which allowed them to practice investing $100,000. The first-place team advances to the next round in competition.

Pitch looks at Gateway vote. The Pitch also covered Wednesday’s vote on the Missino Gateway project. The story includes the comparison to a flounder which one resident laid out to the city council before the vote. [Is the Walmart at Mission Gateway a pizza or a plate of flounder for Mission residents? – The Pitch]

Mission business affected by oil prices. Colt Energy in Mission is a business affected by the steep drop in oil prices its company president says. [Low gas prices causes trouble for metro oil industry workers – KMBC]

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