Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Shawnee Indian Mission seeks volunteers for National Park Day cleanup event. On Saturday, April 1, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. In Fairway, The Shawnee Indian Mission will host a Park Day event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Needs range from cleaning the interior and exterior of historic buildings to cleaning up the grounds for spring. Lunch will be provided free of charge for volunteers. For more information about volunteering at Park Day at Shawnee Indian Mission Historic Site, please contact Site Director, Jennifer Laughlin at 913-262-0867 or by email, After it closed as a school in 1862, it was a Union Soldiers Encampment during the Civil War.

Crestview open house tonight. The Crestview Community will celebrate its new school building with a dedication and open house. The Crestview Cougars, who have been learning in a temporary location, have moved back into the school site, which was built as part of a $223 million bond issue approved by voters in 2015. The event begins at 6 p.m. tonight at 6101 Craig in Merriam.

Roeland Park passes Fair Housing statement. A symbolic statement supporting fair housing practices throughout Roeland Park was unanimously adopted during last week’s city council meeting. The proclamation marks April as Fair Housing Month throughout the city. The measure was sponsored by councilmembers Erin Thompson and Michael Poppa and states that equal housing opportunity is a “condition of life in our City that can and should be achieved.”

Shawnee Mission Health opens new medical office building. Shawnee Mission Health, which includes the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, has opened a medical office building in Overland Park’s BluHawk development. It is the latest addition to the Overland Park campus and adds Women’s imaging, primary care and sports care.