Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Gunnar Troutwine playing in the Cape Cod All-Star Game. Photo by Don Austin.
Gunnar Troutwine playing in the Cape Cod All-Star Game. Photo by Don Austin.

SM East grad takes part in Cape Cod League All-Star game. SM East graduate and current Wichita State University catcher Gunnar Troutwine was among the select group of college players to participate in the Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-Star Game at the end of July. Troutwine, who plays for the Chatham Anglers, went 0-2 on the night, but is batting .284 on the year in the wooden bat league.

Roeland Park Aquatic Center closing Aug. 15 for month. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed for about one month for needed maintenance work beginning Aug. 15. It will tentatively be scheduled to reopen on Sept. 17. Work to be completed includes concrete work, repainting, caulking, and other repairs.

Developer plans second microhospital. A Texas developer that plans to build a small 8-bed hospital in Roeland Park has also announced plans for a similar facility in Overland Park. The Overland Park facility would be at the corner of 75th Street and Marty Drive. Embree Asset Group will present its plan to the Overland Park Planning Commission on Aug. 8. Its Reopened Park plans are part of the Commerce Bank development of the northwest corner of Roe and Johnson Drive. [First Roeland Park, now Overland Park in line to get microhospital – The Kansas City Star]

Leawood kids support KCK police with lemonade stand. A Leawood family helped raise funds for the wife and children of deceased Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton with a lemonade stand over the weekend. [Leawood kids provide an outpouring of lemonade to support police officers — WDAF]

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