Burglaries in Prairie Village have tapered off significantly from a year ago, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods.
A reader sent us a note last night letting us know that her home on 73rd Terrace west of Mission Road had been burglarized while she and her family were out for a short while Monday morning. After speaking to some neighbors, she learned that a woman on 73rd Street heard someone knocking on her door yesterday as well, and the person was very surprised when someone actually answered.
So, remember to keep those doors locked, try to keep valuable items out of the line of sight from the street, and record the serial numbers on your electronics and other attractive-to-burglars property so if they’re stolen, the police will be able to identify them if they’re recovered.
A new program at Colonial Church in Prairie Village helps people stay in touch and stay sane during the Coronavirus epidemic.
Called Care Partners, the program matches interested people with a partner, both of whom agree to check in on one another every 48 hours. The program is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a Colonial member to join.
Julie Luttman, Colonial’s Engagement Coordinator, runs the initiative. She says the program is unique in that it doesn’t provide the kinds of help churches usually provide, like food aid or financial assistance. Instead, it simply keeps people connected at this anxious, uncertain time. “A person’s care partner might be that one thing they need to stay grounded and know everything’s going to be okay,” she said. “It’s a concrete way to reach out that doesn’t put anyone in danger.”
Church member Linda Moses says the support she gets from
Stay Updated on News About the Coronavirus in Merriam and Johnson County
No school. Working from home. Stay-at-Home Order. It’s an uncertain time as we navigate the coronavirus throughout our community. But, as a group we come together:
Residents are making masks for health professionals because of the personal protective equipment shortages.
The Shawnee Mission School District is providing free breakfast and lunch to kids even though schools are closed.
Merriam residents are staying updated on closings and news from all across the region.
These are all stories we share on our City of Merriam webpage about COVID-19. We frequently update our page on news specific to Merriam as well as the Shawnee Mission School District, Johnson County, and the State of Kansas.
You can read Johnson County’s executive order and what is considered an essential business. We have a list of reputable national, state,