Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

This dog was found Monday in Prairie Village.
This dog was found Monday in Prairie Village.

Dog found near 77th Street and Norwood in Prairie Village. Reader Kathy Casteel let us know her family had found a dog without any contact info on her tag running around near 77th and Norwood in Prairie Village Monday. They plan on taking the dog to animal control today, but if you know whose dog it is, you can contact the Casteels at 816-809-3679.

Tim Grimes story makes front of KC Star sports section. Kansas City Star sports writer Sam Mellinger used his Sunday column to share the story of Tim Grimes, the SM East graduate recently diagnosed with stage four cancer: “The Royals’ winning ways have given Tim and his friends a rallying point. They’d find something else without baseball, certainly, but it probably wouldn’t be as fun. Dude, one of them texted the other day, I know this is serious but this is the most fun I’ve had in a while. Tim smiled. Me too, he wrote back.” [Royals’ playoff push has special meaning to fan diagnosed with cancer — Kansas City Star]

Brownback court appointment draws opposition and support. Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointment of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Supreme Court drew criticism from Democrats, including Paul Davis, but it was opposed by other groups as well. The MainStream Coalition in Johnson County weighed in over the weekend calling the appointment arrogant and contemptuous of the separation of powers. The Kansas Values Institute also called Stegall the least qualified of the nominees. Stegall, Brownback’s former chief counsel and lawyer for Phill Kline, was supported by the Americans for Prosperity, among others. [Brownback names Stegall to Kansas Supreme Court — Topeka Capital Journal]