Prairie Village church helps provide relief for hurricane-ravaged Haiti. Volunteers convened at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village on Sunday to help package 10,000 meals to send to the relief efforts in Haiti as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew. [Prairie Village church sends aid to hurricane-ravaged Haiti — WDAF]
Lancers soccer team notches another win after first draw of the year. Shawnee Mission East rebounded after dropping its first points last week with a 4-0 win at Free State High Tuesday evening. With the win, the Lancers remain undefeated and improved to 11-0-1. Junior Tommy Nelson started the scoring 14 minutes into the game with a blast from 25 yards out. Shortly before halftime, senior Oliver Bihuniak scored from 30 yards out. The Lancers’ defense and junior keeper Collyn Lowry withstood several Free State threats in the second half before senior Stanley Morantz scored off a corner kick with nine minutes to play. A minute later, Bihuniak set up senior Clayton Phillips for the final score. The win keeps the Lancers within striking distance of Sunflower League leader Olathe East, whom the Lancers face October 18. Before then, Shawnee Mission East will celebrate Senior Night 7 p.m. Thursday against Leavenworth at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex, 95th Street and Nieman Road. (Write up courtesy David Morantz).
New business licenses in Mission. Both Mainstream Events (the old Mission Theater building) and Planet Fitness have taken out business licenses in Mission. Planet Fitness is taking part of the old Hobby Lobby space. Both locations have been subject to extensive remodeling and plan to open in the next few weeks.
Gateway meetings set for Thursday and Friday this week. Developer Tom Valenti will hold two community meetings this week to talk about a new plan for the Gateway project. The Walmart that had been part of the proposal will be replaced by smaller retailers. The meetings will be held at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. The first one is at 7 p.m. Thursday and the second is at 8 a.m. Friday.
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