SM East opens baseball championship tourney play this evening. SM East’s baseball team is looking to make a strong first impression in the opening round of the KSHSAA 6A baseball tournament at Hoglund Field in Lawrence this afternoon. The Lancers enter the eight-team tournament as the four seed, and will face 16-6 Maize in their first game. Should the Lancers emerge from the opening round, they would go on to face the winner of first-seeded Manhattan (20-2) and eighth-seeded Junction City (9-13) at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The championship game will be played at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Roeland Park police find woman wanted in connection with Wal-Mart incident. Roeland Park Police reported Wednesday afternoon that they had identified and charged the woman they were seeking in connection with a theft and battery incident at Wal-Mart last week.
SMSD makes moves to alleviate overcrowding. The Shawnee Mission School District board of eduction on Wednesday voted to approve changes last night to address overcrowding at Brookridge Elementary and Briarwood Elementary. Some Briarwood parents expressed concerns “that the district’s plan to alleviate overcrowding by sending transfer students back to their neighborhood schools and moving the ELL program elsewhere is insufficient. They cited the district’s own demographic study which says the neighborhood feeding Briarwood will continue to grow.” [SMSD makes changes to deal with overcrowded schools — 41 News]
Kids’ Flea Market returns to Corinth Square Saturday. The Learning Tree will again sponsor a Kids’ Flea Market outside its Corinth Square shop this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., more than 100 kids will be selling some of their gently used toys and low prices. At the end of the day, the Learning Tree will collect unwanted toys and donate them to Operation Breakthrough. This is the sixth year for the event.
Task force for marketing Sylvester Powell Community Center set. Mission Mayor Steve Schowengerdt has appointed a task force to explore marketing of the Sylvester Powell Community Center. Councilor Jennifer Cowdry was named to chair the group. Schowengerdt said the center loses money every year and he thought it would be good to take a look at it. “It is going to be a long process,” he said. The task forcewill focus more on revenue than savings, Schowengerdt said in response to a question from Councilor Dave Shepard during a council session last week. Schowengerdt earlier appointed a task force to study options for parking along Johnson Drive after construction ends.
Roeland Park man gives concert on Community of Christ temple organ. The Examiner this week featured Roeland Park native Nick Mourlam, who gave a concert last week on the Community of Christ temple’s Casavant organ, which has more than 5,000 pipes. [Nick Mourlam of Roeland Park, grad student at Notre Dame, shows off Temple Organ — Examiner.com]
2nd Annual Stag Steeplechase set for June 21. Athletes looking for an event that goes beyond the challenges of the standard 5K should take a look at the 2nd Annual Stag Steeplechase, a two-mile foot race that features obstacles along the way. The inaugural course featured an army crawl and fence hopping, among other challenges. Registration information is available here. https://securelb.imodules.com/s/100/index.aspx?sid=100&gid=1&pgid=2033&cid=5533