Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SM East's Joey Wentz has already earned a step up the minor league baseball ladder.
SM East’s Joey Wentz has already earned a step up the minor league baseball ladder.

Wentz promoted to high-rookie league. Well, that didn’t take long. Just a day after one Braves writer predicted SM East graduate Joey Wentz may already be due for a promotion, Wentz’s agency announced the 18-year-old was headed to the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League. [Atlanta Braves Promote Two 1st Round Draft Picks — Tomahawk Take]

Column recalls Prairie Village rescue. The wife of a former Prairie Village police officer recounts her husband’s rescue of driver in column on the recent events with police and the issues facing policing. [Police officers are brave public servants for the community – The Kansas City Star]

Advance voting is now open. Advance voting is available at the Johnson County Northeast Offices at Lamar and Martway in Mission from now until the end of the month. Voting in person is available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 23 and July 30.

Westwood says leave trash out if block is missed. If Town & Country misses the pickup of a entire street or block of homes for trash, recycling or yard waste, it should be left out for a follow-up pickup, the City of Westwood has told residents. Normal pickup for Westwood is Wednesday. Town & Country continues to have pickup problems in its service area. Some Tuesday recycling and yard waste containers were still on the street this morning in other parts of its service area.

Merriam residents among those who report problems with Deffenbaugh trash removal. Merriam resident Kim Kanzelberger was among those interviewed by KSHB about ongoing problems with trash pickup by Deffenbaugh haulers. “It’s unsightly, there’s a health issue, and it’s an inconvenience,” she said. “We also just don’t know when this will get resolved because we don’t get any definite date or response.” [Talking trash: Johnson County homeowners say Deffenbaugh hasn’t picked up trash in weeks — KSHB]

Yoder issues statement on KCK officer’s death. Rep. Kevin Yoder on Tuesday issued the following statement on the shooting death of Kansas City, Kan., Capt. Robert Melton: “For the second time in only two months the Kansas City Kansas Police Department is dealing with the tragic loss of one of its own. Brooke and I join the entire KCK community in praying for Captain Robert Melton and our heartfelt sympathies go out to the broken-hearted family he leaves behind. We want to thank the doctors and nurses at KU Hospital who did everything in their power to try and save his life and hope we can all honor his memory by coming together as a community. The tragic killing of our law enforcement officers must stop.”

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