Bridge at Unity Village closing
Missouri Department of Transportation crews will close Missouri 350 at the Bannister Road Bridge Friday to Monday. Closures of eastbound lanes begin at 8 p.m., and 11 p.m. on the westbound lanes on Friday, with all traffic to be routed up to the off-ramps and back onto the highway during the closures. Lanes are expected to reopen in time for normal rush hour 5 a.m. on Monday.
The Bannister Road Bridge will be removed for replacement and will be completely closed through Aug. 20. MoDOT anticipates reopening in time for next school year. All work is weather dependent.
“Party like Pirates” at the 2017 John Knox Village Gala
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A fundraiser is planned to continue interior renovations for The Pavlilion at John Knox Village.
The first phase of improvements at The Pavilion, the landmark event space at 520 N.W. Murray Road in Lee’s Summit, was made possible in part by $200,000 raised during last summer’s John Knox Village Gala. The renovation to date includes new carpeting, new paint, a complete overhaul of the bathrooms and other improvements.
“The Pavilion is a strong asset to the area because it serves not only John Knox Village, but the City of Lee’s Summit as a whole and it’s the one facility that will accommodate large crowds,” said Gene Gamber, a member of the John Knox Village Foundation board of trustees.
This year’s gala June 10 is expected to have about 400 attendees. Funds raised will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art sound system, tables and chairs and more.
Tickets are required and are $100 each (or $1,000 for a table-of-eight sponsorship). To purchase tickets, donate auction items or become an event sponsor go to: www.jkv.org/foundation or call the John Knox Village Foundation at 816-347-2384.
Lee’s Summit crash injures several people
A vehicle fleeing from Greenwood police crashed in Lee’s Summit Monday night, seriously injuring several people, according to media reports.
A Greenwood police officer checking on a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Casey’s General Store saw a vehicle pull away from the pumps and start driving erratically on Missouri 150.
The officer pursued the vehicle believing the convenience store had been robbed, according to KMBC.