Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


12814109_826156424180404_8117568703516414793_nPrairie Village makes it to Hometown Showdown second round. The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a contest pitting photos of state cities against each other and having residents vote by liking their city’s photo on Facebook. Prairie Village emerged from the first round of the contest and now faces Coffeyville in round two. You can vote for Prairie Village by going to this page and liking the photo of the Prairie Village pioneers statue.

Highlands will serve as location for active shooter drill. If you see a number of law enforcement and emergency responder vehicles outside Highlands Elementary school during spring break week, don’t worry. Police officers from Fairway, Leawood, Merriam, Mission, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee Mission School District and Westwood will join fire fighters from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and Leawood in an active shooter training exercise between March 14 and 17. The northeast Johnson County agencies held the training event at Indian Hills Middle School last year.

Johnson County schedules public input session in Mission on county courthouse. Northeast Johnson County residents who want to share their thoughts on the county’s tentative plan to build a new 28-courtroom structure across the street from the current courthouse in Olathe can attend an open house Thursday, March 17 at the Johnson County Northeast Office, 6000 Lamar Ave., in Mission. The county is holding six public meetings around the county to gauge interest in the idea. The Mission forum will be 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Transfer application window open for Shawnee Mission School District. The Shawnee Mission School District’s application window for families requesting a transfer from their neighborhood schools opened Monday and will remain open through 5 p.m. April 30. The district announced a change to the transfer policy in December. [Transfer Application Window Opens March 1 — Shawnee Mission School District]

New details in Roeland Park “upskirting” case revealed. A 63-year-old man who was arrested and charged with five counts of breach of privacy had placed his cell phone on the ground and recorded under the skirts of five girls in school uniforms on four separate occasions, according to court information. A concerned citizen who witnessed one of the incidents at QuikTrip called police. Police reviewed the station’s surveillance footage and saw the man place his phone on the floor and act like he was tying his shoe. [Organization says ‘upskirting’ allegations against metro man highlight serious problem – Fox4 News] [Court documents reveal new details in QuikTrip upskirt case –]

Big Biscuit temporarily closed. The Big Biscuit restaurant has closed its location at 5400 W. 95th Street in Prairie Village for remodeling. The restaurant plans to re-open by Saturday. [Pop-up cycling studio extends Leawood lease – The Kansas City Star]

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