Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Ardie Davis (left) receives his proclamation from Roeland Park Mayor Joel Marquardt
Ardie Davis (left) receives his proclamation from Roeland Park Mayor Joel Marquardt

Roeland Park barbecue master Ardie Davis recognized by city council. The Roeland Park City Council has issued a proclamation honoring Ardie Davis’ upcoming induction into the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame. The proclamation included recognition of Davis as a charter member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society and as creator of the American Royal Barbecue Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest now in its 29th year.

Kansas Moms Demand Action hosting debate watch part in Prairie Village. The local chapter of Moms Demand Action, the gun violence prevention advocacy group, will be hosting a watch party for tonight’s presidential debate at the Blue Moose at the Village Shops. The group will meet at 7 p.m. and will be on hand until the end of the debate.

Prairie Village resident, local business owner among “KC’s Most Wanted.” David Cotter, the Prairie Village resident who founded Prime Home, is among the participants in this year’s Kansas City’s Most Wanted bachelor and bachelorette auction. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

Prairie Village and Westwood among metro communities receiving grants through Mid-American Regional Council. The Mid-America Regional Council has allocated $1.3 million in grant funds to 19 local projects intended to advance sustainable development in the region. Among the communities receiving grants were Westwood, $48,000 for a 47th Street Complete Street evaluation, and Prairie Village, $56,000 for a City Wide Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan.

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