Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Representatives of the City of Roeland Park, the Citizens Fundraising Initiative and First National Bank gathered in R Park for the check passing Thursday.
Representatives of the City of Roeland Park, the Citizens Fundraising Initiative and First National Bank gathered in R Park for the check passing Thursday.

R Park gets check from competition. A group from the Roeland Park Citizens Fundraising Initiative, city staff and Mayor Joel Marquardt Thursday accepted the check presentation from First National Bank representing the payment for finishing as runner-up in the First National Community First Award voting. The fundraising group was up against a group of 10 finalists, most of whom were from much larger charities. The awards were decided by community vote. Pinky Swear Foundation, which has been active in NEJC, won the top award in the voting.

Prairie Village police increased night patrol to stop burglaries. The early Thursday morning chase that ended with the capture of two burglary suspects was the result of a rash of burglaries that Prairie Village police had ramped up night patrols in order to stop. An SUV was stolen from a Mission Hills driveway after the suspects had ridden bicycles into the area. They were captured after crashing into a residential yard. Our Thursday story can be found here. [SUV stolen in Mission Hills crashes into Leawood yard – The Kansas City Star]

NEJC groups celebrate Tuesday results. Several NEJC grassroots organization leaders and Rep. Barbara Bollier are quoted in a story detailing the moderate Republican wins Tuesday night. Many of the candidates supported by the MainStream Coalition, Stand Up Blue Valley and Game On for Kansas Schools won against incumbents on Tuesday. [Grassroots groups celebrate moderates’ wins in Kansas – The Kansas City Star]

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