100-Year-Old Marine Honored at Lenexa Marine Corps Annual Breakfast
The Lenexa Police Department held its 26th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast and Toys for Tots toy drive Wednesday at the Lenexa Community Center in Old Town Lenexa.
This year’s guest of honor Max Deweese, pictured above with his arm raised, is 100 years old and a World War II veteran and COVID-19 survivor. Deweese currently serves in the Marine Corps League, volunteers weekly with Meals on Wheels, and is also active in the Salvation Army, Friends In Service of Heroes, the Air Force Commemorative and his church, Country Club Christian, according to a Press release.
The birthday breakfast event began in 1995 with a handful of Marines who gathered at Lenexa Police Station to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday, according to a news release. The event has grown over the years with over 200 Marines and military veterans in attendance.
Mission Business District will host Sip and Shop on November 13
The Mission Business District is hosting a Sip and Shop event on November 13.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., customers are encouraged to shop locally for the holiday season. Libations will be available at select stores, though it depends on each store, according to a Facebook event.
Southbound Ridgeview Road is closed Friday just south of Prairie Star Parkway
Southbound Ridgeview Road will be closed from Prairie Star Parkway to 98th Street beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, weather permitting, to allow Evergy’s contractor to unload and place an electrical structure, according to the city of Lenexa.
The road is expected to reopen at noon the same day, and a marked detour route will be provided via Prairie Star Parkway to Britton Street to 99th Street.