Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Global Montessori hosting coat drive and pancake breakfast Saturday. Prairie Village’s Global Montessori on Saturday will host a coat drive and pancake breakfast catered by Chris Cakes. The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mission hit hard with power outages after Thursday storms. Mission and surrounding areas were among the hardest hit by Thursday’s storms, with around 1,500 KCP&L customers in the city without power as of 8:45 p.m. last night. [Thousands without power in Mission, other parts of the KC metro area — Kansas City Star]

Saturday candidate forum start times announced. A candidate forum Saturday morning in the social hall at Colonial Church in Prairie Village will start with candidates in Senate Districts 7 and 10 at 8 a.m. That will be followed at 9:15 a.m. with candidates for State Representative in Districts 19, 21, 24 and 25. At 11:25 a.m., candidates for state board of education will take questions. The event is sponsored by the Shawnee Mission Post and the Johnson County Public Policy Council.

Roeland Park City Council holding special meeting to review hospital and bank plan. The Roeland Park City Council has scheduled a special meeting this Monday at 6 p.m. to consider a $6 million proposal to build a small hospital and bank branch at the northwest corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive. The plan was endorsed by the City Planning Commission. It calls for a 2,325 square-foot Commerce Bank branch and an eight-bed hospital that includes emergency room services.

Scary clown social media postings prompt warning from Shawnee Mission School District officials. The weird national trend of scary clown sightings and rumors hit SM East and SM North Thursday. Social media postings mentioning the two high schools were enough to prompt school officials to send out an precautionary email: “Many of you may be aware of increasing reports across the country with references to clowns. While it is unclear as to the origin or intent of these postings, the school district takes any and all reports or potential concerns seriously. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact law enforcement or district police.”

Merriam to host Law Enforcement Explorers event. Students interested in the Law Enforcement Explorers program are invited to an open house at Merriam City Hall Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Students 14-20 are welcome and pizza will be served. The program includes twice monthly law enforcement-related training and ride alongs with officers on patrol. Police departments in all northeast Johnson County communities are participating.

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