Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Alley Williams
Alley Williams
Prairie Village welcomes new Assistant to the City Administrator. Prairie Village recently hired Alley Williams, a Waldo native who attended the University of Kansas, as its new Assistant to the City Administrator. Williams replaces Nolan Sunderman who took a job with the city of Shawnee earlier this summer. Previously, Williams had worked for the city of Sugarland, Tex.

Mission salon owners’ son is Internet star reading dogs to sleep. Michael and Jenna Beardé, who own Beardé Salon on Mission’s Johnson Drive have a new Internet star in the house after a video of son River went viral. River, 2, is seen reading the family’s two dogs to sleep. One of the dogs is a rescued pit bull. The Beardés previously lived in Prairie Village, which still has a ban on pit bulls. [Spring Hill toddler reads rescue dogs to sleep, and millions watch the adorable video – The Kansas City Star]

Kobach predicts slight uptick in voter turnout for primaries. Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts that 24 percent of registered voters will take part in today’s primary elections, either at the polls or through advanced voting. That would represent a relatively strong turnout similar to 2012. [Secretary Kobach predicts primary turnout — KSN]

Roeland Park Community Forum set for Aug. 22. Roeland Park has scheduled its next quarterly community forum for 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Roeland Park Community Center.

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