Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom.

Sissom, Schowengerdt, Gerlach and Dunn endorse Yoder for reelection to Congress. Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom, Mission Mayor Steve Schowengerdt, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn were among the eight Johnson County mayors to throw their support behind Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder on Tuesday. The announcement of the eight endorsements from mayors within Yoder’s Third District came a day after Democratic challenger Jay Sidie announced the endorsement of President Barack Obama.

Shawnee Mission North quarterback leads state in passing yards. The stats from around Sunflower State are in after eight weeks and Indians senior quarterback Will Schneider is the top passer in the state. Schneider has thrown for 2,231 yards and 22 touchdowns on 155-of-266 passing, 58.3 percent.

Healthy Halloween Spooktacular this Saturday in Roeland Park. Roeland Park is hosting a Halloween party at the Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr. this Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Kids can come in costume and visit the freaky photo booth, make creepy crafts, dance and visit the haunted classroom. For more information, call 913-826-3160.

Merriam to host Halloween party this Saturday. Merriam is throwing a Halloween party complete with games, inflatables, costume contest, storytelling and more this Saturday from 2- to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr. and is free for ages 2-9 years. For more information call 913-322-5550.

Police to step up seatbelt enforcement for child passengers beginning Halloween. The Mission Police Department is joining other Kansas law enforcement agencies in a special effort to make sure children are wearing seat belts. Police plan to be extra vigilant around schools from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. In 2014, 28 children 17 were killed in car crashes in Kansas. Half were not wearing their seat belts, and eight were ejected from the vehicle.

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