Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Joey Wentz earned two first-team All-Sunflower placements.
Joey Wentz earned two first-team All-Sunflower placements.

Lancers make All-Sunflower baseball teams. SM East was well represented on this year’s All-Sunflower League baseball teams. Sophomore Joey Wentz earned a spot on the first team both as a pitcher and as a designated hitter. Trey Austin, a senior who split time between first base and as a reliever, made the first team as a utility player. Pitcher Max Sanborn, a junior, made the second team, as did seniors Gunnar Troutwine at catcher and Mitch Tyler in the outfield. SM East’s Colin Burns, Charley White and Quinn Appletoft all received honorable mentions.

Prairie Village-based fireworks company recalls canister shell kits. Prairie Village-based Winco Fireworks International issued a recall last week for 4,500 of its “Contraband 24 Canister Shell Fireworks Kits” after the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning that shells can explode in the tube before they are ejected. [Winco Recalls Contraband 24 Canister Shell Fireworks Kit Due to Impact, Burn Hazards — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission]

Washington Post takes a look at Kansas tax cuts under Brownback. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog pulled together a number of links to analyses of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cutting policy, and notes that “job creation in Kansas has remained essentially flat since last fall, even as employment increased in the rest of the country.” [Tax cuts in Kansas have cost the state money — and job creation’s been terrible — Washington Post]

Roeland Park holds special council meeting tonight. The Roeland Park City Council has called a special meeting for 8 p.m. tonight. Two items are on the agenda: approving 11 utility cabinets for Google Fiber in the public right of way that are one inch larger than now allowed by ordinance, and job descriptions for city clerk and assistant city administrator. The council meeting begins at 8 p.m. following a 6 p.m. committee of the whole meeting dedicated mostly to city budget.