Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Dogs at Mission pool

Paws in the Pool at Roeland Park. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will host a new event on Aug. 14 to give dogs a chance to splash around in the pool. This event is called Paws in the Pool, and is for humans of all ages. Dogs must be at least six months old with a current dog license and vaccinations to participate. Aggressive dogs will not be allowed and will be asked to leave without a refund. A session for small dogs weighing less than 30 pounds will begin at 4 p.m., while a session for large dogs weighing more than 30 pounds begins at 5 p.m. The cost for one 60-minute event is $5 per dog for Johnson County residents or $6 per dog for nonresidents if purchased in advance, or $8 per dog regardless of residency on the day of the event.

Mission Project participants tell their stories in newsletter. The latest newsletter from the Mission Project, which enables disabled adults to live independently, allows the participants to tell their own stories of independence, relationships and successes. The stories can be found here.

Police officer remembered at Mission council. Mayor Steve Schowengerdt called for a moment of silence to start the Mission City Council meeting Wednesday night in memory of slain KCK police officer Capt. Robert Melton. The audience gave a standing ovation when Schowengerdt thanked Mission Police Chief Ben Hadley and the force for all they do for the city.

Heat forces cancelation of Fourth Friday concert in Franklin Park. Hillcrest Covenant Church has been forced to cancel its planned Fourth Friday concert at Franklin Park this week on account of the expected high heat. The group plans to host one more Fourth Friday concert event this summer at the end of August.

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