Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Cassandra Roque received her recognition from Westwood Mayor John Yé.
Cassandra Roque received her recognition from Westwood Mayor John Yé.

Scholarship presented by Westwood Foundation. Cassandra Roque, a recent SM East graduate, is going off to Pittsburg State University this month, but she made a stop at the Westwood City Council meeting to pick up her official recognition as the recipient of the Westwood Foundation scholarship that will give her $5,000 per academic year.

Mack Hardware featured in interview. Mack Hardware in Mission has been open since 1939. Kelly Mack did an interview with The Kansas City Star about the business and the changes over time. [A downtown Mission fixture since 1939 remains popular and competitive – The Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park doing traffic blitz. Roeland Park police will conduct the third traffic blitz for 2016 on Aug. 22. The department also will participate in the Labor Day enforcement of the “You drink, you drive, you lose” campaign that is sponsored by the state of Kansas. The “Click it or Ticket” seat belt enforcement results landed the department a $4,000 grant for equipment.

Clayton to hold legislative coffee. State Rep. Stephanie Clayton will hold her monthly coffee to answer questions at Foo’s in Leawood Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

A new season starts for Lancers. Monday was opening day for football practice and the SM Lancers are back at work. The Lancers finished 9-2 last season after two straight years in the state championship game. The Monday start was captured by Brian Libeer.

1st Practice from Brian Libeer on Vimeo.

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