Prairie Village Police issue 140 tickets so far in Click It or Ticket campaign. Prairie Village police report that they have issued 140 seat belt tickets since May 19 as part of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The campaign runs through June 1. “Please don’t give us any reason to write another seat belt ticket: buckle up and stay safe!” writes Traffic Unit Sgt. James Carney.
Westwood Hills hosting night of spoken words. Westwood Hills will be hosting a unique event this Thursday called “Two Troubadours Honoring the Spoken Word.” The event will feature authors James Tolan and Olivia Stiffler reading from their most recent published works. “The two troubadours are upholding a tradition as old as the Iliad: each will recite from his/her work. These are concise storytellers,” wrote Westwood Hills mayor Paula Schwach in the invitation to area residents. The event will start at 7 p.m. at Westwood City Hall. More details are available here.
Two Lancers make All-State baseball lists. The SM East baseball team’s season is still alive — but the post-season honors are already rolling in. Two SM East players, senior Trey Austin and sophomore Joey Wentz, were named to the Kansas All-State second team this week. Austin and Wentz made the All-Sunflower League first team, as well.
Kansas Board of Education seeking local input on next Commissioner of Education. The Kansas Board of Education will host a public forum at SM Northwest this Thursday seeking comment on the state of education in Kansas and what local residents want to see in the next Commissioner of Education. Former Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker resigned this spring to become an education advisor in Abu Dhabi. The forum will run 7-8:30 p.m.
SM North sending 26 athletes to state meet. SM North’s track and field program will be well represented at the state meet that starts this Friday in Wichita. 26 athletes qualified for competition, with three standout performers qualifying for multiple events. Sophomores Samantha Taylor and Jazmin Williams both qualified for four events, and senior Ben Burchstead qualified in three. The complete list follows:
- 200: Greg Sloan
- 800: Colin Dujakovich
- 1600: Ben Burchstead
- 3200: Ben Burchstead, Joe Roubinek
- 4 X 100 Relay: Greg Sloan, Jake Langley, Jesse Patterson, Dominic Degraffenreid-Snell
- 4 X 400 Relay: Dominic Degraffenreid-Snell, Scott Johnson, Noah Kaifes, Greg Sloan
- 4 X 800 Relay: Colin Dujakovich, Noah Stevenson, Forest Kinsey, Ben Burchstead
- Long Jump: Jake Buchanan
- Triple Jump: Scott Johnson
- 200: Jazmin Williams
- 1600: Samantha Taylor, Emily Stava, Sada Kernodle
- 3200: Samantha Taylor
- 100 Hurdles: Darian Dozier
- 4 X100 Relay: Darian Dozier, Jazmin Williams, Jade Williams, Ashley Ross
- 4 X 400 Relay: Jade Williams, Nicole Revels, Jolie Williams, Jazmin Williams
- 4 X 800 Relay: Nicole Revels, Caroline Goode, Samantha Taylor, Emily Stava
- Long Jump: Jazmin Williams
- Shot Put: Whitney Harvey
- Discus: Whitney Harvey