Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Ed Eilert at Friday's Veterans Day ceremony. Photo via Johnson County Government.
Ed Eilert at Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony. Photo via Johnson County Government.

Johnson County honors Veterans at Olathe ceremony. Johnson County government observed Veterans Day Friday with a ceremony held at Olathe Veterans Memorial Park that included remarks by County Chair Ed Eilert and performances by local school choirs and bands. [Johnson County 30th Annual Veterans Day Observance — Johnson County]

Law enforcement searching for robber of U.S. Bank at Ranchmart Price Chopper. The FBI and Leawood police are still looking for the person who robbed the U.S. Bank location inside of Price Chopper at 95th Street and Mission Road Saturday afternoon. According to authorities, a man entered the store around 2:45 p.m. and demanded cash. He is described as a white male with a beard. He was wearing a black suit jacket and a wide brimmed hat. [Police searching for suspect who robbed US Bank inside Price Chopper in Leawood — WDAF]

Lancer baseball player selected to preseason All-American team. Junior catcher Jonah Watt was selected to the Under Armour preseason All-American. Watt will have the opportunity to play for a spot in the All-American game, which will be held at Wrigley Field.

Bollier says ‘scary, serious decisions’ await new Kansas legislature. Newly elected District 7 Sen. Barbara Bollier told the Kansas City Star that the huge budget hole the state is facing will force the legislature to make some “scary, serious decisions” come January. “The new people have no idea how horrible this is,” she said. “There won’t be an opportunity for things to be done. It’s more going to be about, what are we going to have to eliminate this next year?” [Kansas legislators must make some ‘very scary, serious decisions’ to fix budget hole — Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park holding special City Council meeting this evening. The Roeland Park City Council has called a special meeting for this evening at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The Council is scheduled to discuss a personnel matter in executive session.

R.J.’s Bob-Be-Que Shack conducting holiday season food drive for the needy. R.J.’s Bo-Be-Que Shack, 5835 Lamar Ave., Mission, is collecting non-perishable food items to help feed local families in need. Bring in a non-perishable item and you will receive a complimentary soft drink.

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