Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Rains cause more problems. Stranded motorists were one thing, but the torrential rains on Friday night cause even more problems. Among them was the collapse of a drainage construction project between 82nd St. and 82nd Terr. in Prairie Village.

Grant will plant trees in R Park. Roeland Park has received a grant from KCP&L through its third annual “Energizing our Environment Microgrant Program.” The grant will allow the city to plant seven additional trees at R Park for shade and biodiversity. The grant application was written by the parks committee and the Citizens Fundraising Group that has raised money for R Park improvements over the years.

Roeland Park garage sale coming. The Roeland Park City Wide Garage Sale will be Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 11. Residents do not need a garage sale permit to participate.

Mission holds special council meeting. The Mission City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The sole agenda item is the discussion of employee health insurance renewals for 2017.

Harvesters September Drive includes NEJC site. Harvesters – the Community Food Network – is marking September with several activities to stop hunger. The week of Sept. 6-10 will include a Fill the Fridge drive. Harvesters will be collecting perishable food items at the Roeland Park Price Chopper on Sept. 8 as part of the special donation events.

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