Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Service issues with Deffenbaugh prompted Prairie Village to put the city's waste contract out to bid.
Service issues with Deffenbaugh prompted Prairie Village to put the city’s waste contract out to bid earlier this year, but Mission Hills has reupped with the hauler.

Mission Hills to extend waste contract with Deffenbaugh. Prairie Village may have moved on from Deffenbaugh as its waste hauler, but the company will continue to serve Mission Hills for the next several years. The city council on Monday approved a contract extending Mission Hills’ waste-hauling agreement with Deffenbaugh for another five years. The contract sets the service price at $251,818 per year with a 3 percent increase each year as the agreement moves forward.

Longtime Roeland Park officer to retire after more than 40 years of policing. Detective Robert Mason of the Roeland Park Police Department retired Sept. 29th after serving in law enforcement for over 40 years. His last ten years have been with Roeland Park. The department also has announced three promotions: Corp. Warren Gardner has been promoted to Sergeant; Officer John DeMoss has been promoted to Corporal; and Officer Ben Egidy has been promoted to Corporal.

Fairway pharmacist gets leadership award. Jonatan Smith, a pharmacist and vice president of pharmacy services at Sunflower Health Plan was awarded the National Community Pharmacists Association Leadership Award at the Kansas Pharmacists Association annual meeting. Smith is president-elect of the association. Smith is a Fairway resident.

SM North Class of 1966 makes 50th reunion gift to alma mater. The SM North Class of 1966 held their 50th reunion recently and decided to donate the funds leftover from the event to their school. A check for $2,500 was donated to the SM North Student Assistance Fund, which helps needy students succeed in school. Alum Tim Burkindine and Michael Stouffer presented the check Monday to Kitana Rattanavong, student body president, and Michael Cunningham, vice president.

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