Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Jay Senter - February 28, 2018 7:11 am
The church building will be demolished to make way for a new city park.

Prairie Village sets date for North Park planning open house. Prairie Village will invite residents to share their thoughts on what the new North Park on the site of the now-vacant Faith Lutheran Church at 67th Street and Roe should look like. A community open house is set for Tuesday, March 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Village Community Center across from city hall. City staff and planners from BBN Architects will be on hand to gather input from residents.

Rolling Hills Presbyterian to host concert to raise awareness of Syrian crisis. In an effort to counter the anti-immigrant sentiment that’s arisen among some following the Syrian refugee crisis, Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park will be hosting a concert next week as part of its “Love Your Neighbor” series featuring a first-generation Syrian American. Bassel and the
Supernaturals is a neo-funk soul band fronted by Bassel Almadani. The free concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Rolling Hills Presbyterian, 9300 Nall. Any donations collected will go to the group KC for Refugees.

Man pleads guilty to first degree murder charge in “She’s A Pistol” Shawnee gun store robbery case. DeAnthony Wiley on Tuesday pleaded guilty to first degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, aggravated batter and attempted aggravated robbery for his role in the botched “She’s A Pistol” gun store robbery that left Jon Bieker dead. A sentencing hearing is set for April 12. Three co-defendants have already pleaded guilty in the case.

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