Lancers beat Blue Valley North in LAKC semis, move onto finals yet again. The Lancer Lacrosse team is back in familiar territory: The Lacrosse Association of Kansas City finals. The two-seed Lancers knocked off three-seed Blue Valley North 9-5 at Durwood Stadium on the UMKC campus Wednesday night to earn the right to compete for the 2016 LAKC title against Blue Valley West on Thursday. The Jaguars defeated top-seeded Rockhurst 11-10 in the first semi final of the night. The Lancers were led by attackman William Larson, who had three goals on the night, and midfielder Cameron Ream, who had two. The Lancers team has appeared in four of the five title games since the league was formed five years ago, winning in 2012 and 2013. The finals game will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Durwood Stadium.
Shots fired on Antioch. Merriam police sent out the following request shortly after midnight: The Merriam Police Department is seeking information regarding the report of gun shots being fired in the 7300 block of Antioch that resulted in property damage only. There is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information can contact the Merriam Police Department at 913-782-0720.
Roeland Park Quarterly Community Forum tonight. The Roeland Park Community Forum will begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the Roeland Park Community Center. It will include a 2017 budget overview and a presentation “How much does it cost to live here?”
Mission animal control change back to committee. A recommended change to the Mission animal control ordinance that would have allowed up to six animals at a residence – dogs or cats – has been sent back to committee. The council committee had approved bringing it to the city council agenda for a vote but it was remanded for further consideration.
Merriam election changes delayed. A series of ordinances that would have changed the Merriam election cycle were tabled until the June 27 meeting. The changes would bring the city into compliance with the law that requires municipal elections to move to the fall of odd-numbered years. An ordinance that keeps in place the current method of filling a council vacancy was approved by the council.
Merriam food truck event June 1. The Merriam Marketplace will host the first in a monthly series of food truck events from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 1. The farmers market will be open as well. Wine and craft beer will be available along with live music and food trucks from Prairie Fire Oven, Fresh and Tasty, Coffee Cake KC and Indios Carbonsitos. The food truck event – with alcohol served – will be repeated on the first Wednesdays in July and August.
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