Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Photo courtesy Mission Police Department.
Photo courtesy Mission Police Department.

Mission police host day campers. The Mission Police Department was swamped Wednesday with 180 visitors from the day camp at Sylvester Powell Community Center. The campers were treated to tours of the police station and a cookout. Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and the city street department also were on hand to give demonstrations and let the kids climb around on their equipment.

Roeland Park Hospital plan gets more coverage. The eight-bed hospital planned for the northwest corner of Johnson Drive and Roe Boulevard was the subject of a story in the Kansas City Star. The plan was filed this week and will be heard by the Roeland Park Planning Commission in August. See the Shawnee Mission Post story from earlier this week here. [Unusual tiny hospital proposed for Roeland Park – The Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park music program moved indoors. “Music Under the Stars” won’t be under the stars tonight. The event, which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m., will be held indoors at the Roeland Park Community Center. The program includes a drawing for two children’s bicycles and three helmets, children’s bicycle decorating, music played by community members on the painted piano, a silent auction of itms amy craftspeople and artists, and a presentation of a new sculpture by Maria Ogedengbe.

TV drops in on Prairie Village “Coffee with a Cop.” KMBC sent a reporter to check in with officers from the Prairie Village Police Department’ “Coffee with a Cop” event at Starbuck’s Thursday. “A lot of times, it’s the worst day of their lives when we do have communication with them,” Cpl. Luke Roth told KMBC’s Martin Augustine. “So the opportunity to come and talk to them in this kind of environment. They can ask us what they want to ask us and we can answer and have a nice conversation with them.” [Coffee with a Cop event helps residents reconnect with police — KMBC]

Finding Nemo “dive-in” movie set for Saturday at Fairway pool. A perfect break from the heat Saturday night will be to watch “Finding Nemo” at the Fairway pool. The gate will open at 8:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dark. Free popcorn included with the $3 admission. If you want to be in the water, you need to bring a float to sit on (no noodles).

NEJC police take up patrol in KCK so officers can attend funeral of fallen captain. Officers from Prairie Village and Mission were among those who will pick up patrol shifts in Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday so member of the KCK police department can attend the funeral of Capt. Dave Melton, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week. [KCK police receiving help to attend funeral for Captain Dave Melton — KSHB]

NEJC Chamber business award nominations open. From now until Aug.. 19, the Northeast Johnson County Chamber will be accepting nominations for its annual business awards which include Small Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Corporate Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

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