Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


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Cowtown Throwdown draws robotics teams from afar. Dozens of high school robotics teams, including SM East and Bishop Miege, competed in the annual Cowtown Throwdown Saturday. The Throwdown is held each year at Lee’s Summit High School and draws teams from several surrounding states. Teams use their 2016 robots that they built for regional competition last spring. A new challenge and a new kit will be issued in January and the schools will have six weeks to build a new 2017 robot.

Mission Council committee to discuss lower speed limit on Johnson Drive. The Mission Finance & Administration Committee will be discussing lowering the speed limit on Johnson Drive from 30 mph to 25 mph from Lamar east to the city limits this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. or immediately following the end of the 6:30 p.m. Community Development Committee meeting. The discussion is the result of an 18-month review of pedestrian and traffic safety issues. The recommendation also includes marking certain parking stalls “compact cars only.”

Farewell to Trailwood Elementary School event this Thursday. Trailwood Elementary School will host an open house and farewell event at the school from 5 to 8 p.m. The school, which opened at 5101 W. 95th St. in 1962, is being closed and students are preparing to move into a new building.

Northeast Johnson County Chamber hosting get acquainted gathering Wednesday. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will be offering new members an opportunity to know the organization better Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Mainstreet Credit Union, 6025 Lamar. It’s a chance to meet other new members, ambassadors and Chamber staff to improve your Chamber experience.

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