Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Splash pad closed over electricity risk concern. Citing an “abundance of caution,” Overland Park on Monday closed the splash pad at the recently opened Roe Park play area. City Manager Bill Ebel told the city council that officials had come to the decision after noticing water from the splash pad was flowing past the boundary of an underground copper wire that serves to ground electrical charges. [Overland Park closes new Roe Park splash pad over concerns about electricity risk – Blue Valley Post]

Lancer Dancers pancake breakfast Saturday. The SM East Lancer Dancers Booster Club will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the SM East gym. Pancakes , sausage and coffee will be part of the Kris Cakes event with a toppings bar. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door.

Mission police join crackdown on impaired drivers. The Mission Police Department will join 150 other agencies across the state from now through Labor Day in the “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign sponsored by KDOT. The crackdown is intended to remove drunk, drugged and dangerous drivers from the road. Kansas averages four persons injured every day and one person killed every three days in crashes where one of the drivers is impaired.

Shawnee Mission student is drowning victim. The Shawnee Mission School District announced that a Shawnee drowning victim, Treyvon Mays, was a student at SM Northwest. Mays drowned in a neighborhood lake in Shawnee on Tuesday.

Another micro hospital planned. Following the announcement of a micro hospital for Roeland Park at the corner of Johnson Drive and Roe Blvd., a similar facility has been approved for 133rd and State Line Road in Leawood. Another micro hospital also is planned in Overland Park. The Leawood City Council unanimously approved the final plan and final plat for the project at its Monday night meeting. [Micro hospital coming to Village of Seville in Leawood – Blue Valley Post]

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