More national — and international — media coverage of the Little Free Library debacle. We can’t help ourselves…
[Lending library created by a 9-year-old is shut down by his city — Christian Science Monitor]
[Kansas City Suburb Bans 9-Year-Old’s Free Library — Associated Press]
[Heartbroken nine-year-old told to shut down library he built on lawn for Mother’s Day because it violates a building code — Daily Mail (United Kingdom)]
Prairie Village native makes honor list at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., has released its Spring honor list, and Prairie Village native Charles Thomas Moore is among the honorees. To make the list, students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or above.
Mission Hills holding strategic planning session Friday afternoon. The Mission Hills City Council will hold a strategic planning session to focus on its 2015 budget priorities Friday afternoon at Mission Hills Country Club. On the agenda are a look at property tax revenues, discussion of reducing the city’s mill levy in the long term, the storm water utility fund and the reserve fund. The meeting will run 2-4 p.m. in the View Room.
Prairie Village to hold special council meeting Monday. The Prairie Village city council will convene for an irregularly scheduled meeting this Monday, June 30, to consider approving an agreement with the county for a project to reconstruct Rainbow Drive from 75th Street to Booth Drive. The project was selected to receive $189,115 in community development block grant federal funds, but to be eligible to receive the funds, the city must approve the agreement by June 30. The meeting will convene at 6 p.m. Monday.
Mission police participating in DUI patrol. Mission police will be part of a state-sponsored DUI saturation patrol Saturday from 6:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Officers participating are trained in DUI detection and the patrol cars will display a DUI Task Force magnet on the door.
More Johnson County residents needed for panel. The Mid America Regional Council has launched a new community engagement website and is creating a 1,000-member online community panel of metro residents who will be part of surveys, quick polls and discussion forums on regional issues. The panel needs 96 more members from Johnson County. To sign up, go here and click “join now.”