Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Photo via SME Office Twitter account.
Photo via SME Office Twitter account.

SM East choir continues Spring Break tour of Germany. Dozens of SM East choir members this week have been seeing the sights of Germany and spreading some joy as well. The SM East choir is touring the European country this week on a Spring Break trip that has them performing at a number of cathedrals.

Unpaid construction bills remain 18 months after Ikea opened Merriam store. The first Ikea in the Kansas City metro area brought a lot of attention to northeast Johnson County when it opened in 2014, but a number of contractors who worked on the project say they haven’t been paid for work to build the facility. The Kansas City Star reports that contractors are working with Ikea to settle nearly $3 million of unpaid bills. [Unpaid construction bills linger around Merriam Ikea store — Kansas City Star]

Three NEJC residents make Kansas Chamber Leadership Kansas class of 2016. Two Mission Hills residents and one Fairway resident are among the 40 members of the Kansas Chamber’s Leadership Kansas class of 2016. Hunter Harris, a partner at LANE4 Property Group, Braden Perry, an attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC and a member of the Mission Hill City Council, both of Mission Hills, and Brett Leopold, President of ITC Great Plains, of Fairway, have been selected to take part in the program that aims to develop state leaders. [Leadership Kansas Selects 2016 Class — Kansas Chamber]

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