Briefly Noted: St. Joseph Catholic Church hosting blood drive on Monday

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St. Joseph Catholic Church hosting blood drive on Monday. St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Community Blood Center are hosting a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 11221 Johnson Drive. They are distributing Chiefs T-shirts to donors. Those wishing to donate can schedule an appointment by visiting and use Sponsor Code stjosephcatholic. Walk-in donors are welcome. For more information, contact Virginia Wiedel at 913-268-3874.

Westwood’s daytime population grows 900+ on a given workday. The city of Westwood earlier this month shared a report from the Census Bureau that shows the city’s daytime population is 900+ greater than the city’s residential population estimate, based on the FY 2017 Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data. About 1,700 people commute into Westwood to work, while about 800 Westwood residents work outside the city. Only a few people both live and work in Westwood. Plus the Census Bureau reports that Westwood’s estimated July 1, 2018 residential population stands at 1,658 people. Base on collected data, more people than the town’s residential population total commute into Westwood on a given work day.