Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


An election worker at the Prairie Baptist polling site Tuesday.
An election worker at the Prairie Baptist polling site Tuesday.

New technology integral to Tuesday’s primary elections. Tuesday’s primary elections featured the widespread use of iPads with scanner technology to check voters in at their polling locations in Johnson County. The election office says the use of the “poll pads” saves ample time. [New technology, voter confusion highlight Johnson County elections — KSHB]

Mission Hills resident’s street photography profiled on local TV. KSHB this week ran a profile on Mission Hills resident Rusty Leffel, whose street photography is perennial feature at the Village Art Show and Plaza Art Fair. [Photographer captures scenes from New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City — KSHB]

Downtown Merriam Partnership supports police. The Downtown Merriam Partnership wanted to acknowledge the Merriam Police Department’s dedication to duty during its meeting last week. On Tuesday, the partnership presented a check for $500 to Merriam Police Chief Mike Daniels to help pay for the Aug. 21 police family picnic.

Salon moving to Woodside Village. Stylist Shelby Herrick is planning to open a new salon in the Woodside Village shops being developed along Rainbow at 47th Street. Herrick currently operates a salon in the Fairway Shops. The new space will double the size. [Shelby Herrick Salon relocating, expanding in Westwood’s Woodside Village – The Kansas City Star]

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