Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Kids held a sale of cookies, lemonade, sweet tea and stuffed animals in Prairie Village yesterday to benefit the Pinky Swear Foundation.
Kids held a sale of cookies, lemonade, sweet tea and stuffed animals in Prairie Village yesterday to benefit the Pinky Swear Foundation.

Youngsters come out to support Tyler Regier’s fight against cancer. A group of kids from Prairie Village and surrounding areas held a lemonade and cookie sale Thursday to raise funds in honor of Tyler Renier, the son of a Briarwood Elementary teacher who is fighting leukemia. The move came just days ahead of the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon at Arrowhead, an event that raises money for pediatric cancer research.

Star covers mental health professional program coming to northeast Johnson County. The Star this week published a pieces looking at the cooperative effort between northeast Johnson County cities to bring on a mental health co-responder to assist police. See our previous coverage here. [Cities to split cost of mental health professional — Kansas City Star]

Mission family’s video of toddler reading to dogs goes international. A Mission family’s video of their 2 year old reading to the families two dogs to put them to sleep has drawn international attention. The UK’s Daily Mail ran a piece on it this week. [A bedtime tail: Two-year-old toddler sends pet pit bulls to sleep with the most adorable storytime — Daily Mail]

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