Johnson Drive reconstruction project in Mission recognized by Mid-America Regional Council. The $10.8 million reconstruction of Johnson Drive through downtown Mission has been selected to be honored as a 2016 Sustainable Success Story by the Mid-America Regional Council. The project will be honored along with other metro winners at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Dec. 8. MARC said that since the eight-block project was completed: “Economic vitality in the area has improved with new businesses opening, property owners improving their spaces, and a new weekly farmer’s market in the construction area. The project’s design increased the total pervious area by expanding landscaping and planting more trees.”
Mission police make arrest in package theft incident. Mission police arrested a 46-year-old woman in connection with the theft of a package from a home in the 6400 block of Woodson Drive on Tuesday. The incident was captured by a surveillance camera and the images were shared by police with the public in an effort to find her. The woman was arrested Thursday morning at a home in Overland Park. She will be charged in Mission Municipal Court for the theft, police said.
Shawnee Mission East football playing for a bigger cause. The Lancers recently spent time helping out former Lancer Sean McMahill’s family as his father, Jeff, has terminal cancer. Shawnee Mission East wears Jeff’s initials on their helmets and will name a character award after Jeff.
Hear ye, hear ye, the Lord Mayor of London will be at Shawnee Mission West Tuesday. The Shawnee Mission West marching band will be receiving a personal invitation from the Lord Mayor of London to march in the upcoming London New Years Day Parade. The school is planning a reception at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. This will be the band’s ninth invitation to participate, more and any other group outside the United Kingdom, according to school officials.
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