Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


7500 Mission Road demolition

Building at 75th and Mission coming down. The deteriorating commercial building across Mission Road from SM East High School at 75th Street is finally coming down. Demolition started late last week. The Prairie Village Planning Commission in May approved a design for a new office building on the site, including medical offices.

WCA tells Westwood it will get better. WCA, which bought out Town & Country Disposal, made an appearance at the Westwood City Council last week, acknowledging its service problems in the city. “We’ve been scrambling and playing catch up with service problems,” said Tom Coffman of WCA. Westwood Mayor John Ye’ told WCA representatives that the city wanted “a working relationship,” but had to do “the right thing by the taxpayer.” He said the city would expect accountability. WCA has appeared at several cities to apologize for the poor service and promise it is correcting the problems.

Antioch Library to reopen. The Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library will open at 9 a.m. this morning. The library had expected to be closed for up to a week to repair a damaged sewer line that had closed the library for three days. The repairs were completed much earlier than expected.

Fairway hosts soccer program. Fairway will be offering a youth soccer program this Fall for the first time with an instructor certified by the National Youth Sports Administration. Kids ages 3- to 5 can work with a parent to learn kicking, dribbling, throw-ins, trapping and agility. Tuesday and Wednesday classes are available.

Movie in the park Friday. The Fairway Parks and Recreation Department is screening “The Jungle Book” this Friday at Peterson Park, 6136 Mission Rd. The movie is free for all attendees and begins at 8 p.m. Popcorn and sodas will be on sale for $1 each.

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