Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Rep. Melissa Rooker

Legislative update Saturday morning. Rep. Melissa Rooker will present an update on the recent action in the Kansas Legislature at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission. The event is the second in a series of three forums sponsored by the Prairie Village Post, the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mission. Sen. Pat Pettey, who had been scheduled to appear as well on Saturday, is not able to attend.

Override motion by Sen. Wolf shows split among Kansas Republicans. Sen. Kay Wolf of Praiire Village Thursday moved to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a Senate bill that prohibited spending money on demolishing the Docking State Office Building. The motion was withdrawn until Mondaya to give time to investigate a claim by the administration that it would lead to a credit downgrade for the state. One senator said he has never seen the state in such turmoil. [Veto override attempt exposes divided GOP in Kansas Senate – The Wichita Eagle]

Prairie Elementary para named Community Champion. The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City named Robin Fugitt, a paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary, a Community Champion. The honor recognizes those who provide support and advocacy for individuals who have Down Syndrome. Community Champion awards are presented by the guild in March to coincide with the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

Westwood police win traffic safety award. The Westwood Police Department has been presented wit the Gold Award for its efforts in traffic safety by the AAA aND KDOT.

Second Saturday events at Antioch, Cedar Roe, Corinth. The Antioch, Cedar Roe and Corinth libraries will have second Saturday events from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The music and arts programs include hands-on opportunities.

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