Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


GO VOTE. If you haven’t done so already and you’re a registered voter, head to to polls! Election sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To look up your election site and sample ballot, check the county’s election site here. And don’t forget to bring an official photo ID.

Johnson County appears set for record election. Johnson County voters have turned out in droves to advanced voting locations, setting a new record for early voter returns. The county reports that as of Saturday, fully 172,000 people had already cast their votes — approximately 40 percent of registered voters in the county. Total voter turnout in 2012 was just over 275,000 voters including advanced and election-day ballots cast. In 2008, it was 285,000.

Prairie Village Jazz Festival attendance and revenue announced. This year’s Prairie Village Jazzfest on Sept. 10th, which featured singer Marilyn Maye as its headliner, drew an estimated 3,500 people to Harmon Park and generated $10,000 in revenue, according to a report to the Prairie Village City Council. “It was very successful and hopefully everybody had a good time,” said Councilmember Brooke Moorhead.

Roeland Park police to participate in American Heart Association CPR program. The Roeland Park Police Department will partner with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Community CPR Blitz on Nov. 16. Officers and civilians will go out into the community and distribute 25 Infant CPR kits to women. The intent is to increase community awareness of the importance of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. Statistics show 80 percent of non-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home, and failure to act can lead to unnecessary deaths.

Ever want to know what it means to be a Kansan? Jim Hoy, Kansas cowboy, author and 2016 Kansan of the Year will speak about “What is a Kansan?” this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Hudson Auditorium on the second floor of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College.

Shawnee Mission North opens its new Learning Commons this Wednesday. SM North will celebrate its new Learning Commons with an event starting at 3:30 p.m. and a ribbon cutting held at 4 p.m. The school choir, Strolling Strings Ensemble, NJROTC, Medical Health Science and Robotics students will present.

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