Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times pick up on Leawood Little Free Library story. Add The Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Time to the national outlets that have covered the Collins family’s fight for the right to put a Little Free Library in the yard of their north Leawood home. The Kansas City Star also had the issue as its lead front page story Wednesday. See our coverage from last Wednesday here. The push to allow Little Free Libraries in Leawood continues to pick up steam. Famed cartoonist Bill Whitehead drew the image at right to show his support for Spencer Collins, and Spencer’s Little Free Library Facebook page now has 27,000 followers.
SM East grad qualifies for U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. KU incoming sophomore and SM East grad Chase Hanna has qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Hanna’s -2 performance at Swope Memorial Golf Course last week was good enough for second overall in the qualifier, earning Hanna as spot among the 156 golfer field in the U.S. APL Championship, a tournament the USGA plans to retire after nearly 90 years after its playing starting July 14. [KU's Hanna qualified for U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship — KUAthletics.com]
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office planning sobriety checkpoint this weekend. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department have announced they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at some location in the county this weekend. “Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will be given brief sobriety tests and those drivers who are confirmed to be impaired will be arrested,” reads a release from the department.
Free concert at Shawnee Indian Mission Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Shawnee Indian Mission at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening for a free concert on the lawn. The group is Hardtrack, performing old time mountain music. The backdrop for the concert will be the old log cabin just to the south of the main building. During intermission you can grab a dish of ice cream as well.
Area students on Dean’s List at Park University. Several NEJC students made the Spring 2014 Dean’s List at Park University by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average or better and taking at least 12 hours. On the list are Shawna Brief and Gina English of Prairie Village; Michael Woodcox of Roeland Park; Cheyenn Bemis, Danielle Hunn and Alyssa Kirk of Mission.
Mission business gets Merit Award from Kansas Department of Commerce. The Kansas Department of Commerce honored Mission-based business Family Features as part of Business Appreciation Month with a Merit Award in the Service category. Family Features is an editorial syndication service focused on food and lifestyle content.