Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Gunnar Englund
SM East’s football team is KMBC’s Hy-Vee Team of the Week.

Tree falls damaging cars in Prairie Village. A large tree fell amid the storms that buffeted the area overnight Tuesday damaging five cars at the Kenilworth Apartment complex in south Prairie Village. No one was hurt in the incident and the tree didn’t do any damage to the buildings. [Storm causes tree to fall on cars at Kansas apartment complex — KSHB]

Village Pres kicks off new recital series today. Village Presbyterian church will hold the first of its new Second Thursday Recital Series today. The recital will feature Sarah Tannehill Anderson, a soprano who is a member of the Lyric Arts Trio and the Grammy Award Winning Kansas City Chorale. The recital will run 12:15-12:45 p.m in the chapel.

SM East football named KMBC “Team of the Week”. SM East’s 1-0 football team was named the Hy-Vee “Team of the Week” KMBC. Check out the television station’s feature on the team, featuring interviews with coach Dustin Delaney and players Charley White and Sam Huffman here.

Brownback, Davis, Umbehr to participate in Overland Park forum next week. The candidates for Kansas governor will appear at a forum organized by the Johnson County Public Policy Council next Friday in Overland Park. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Ritz Charles Hotel. Tickets cost $35 for individuals.

Child Passenger Safety Week observed in Roeland Park. The Roeland Park Police Department will be one of the agencies participating in the safety week which starts on Sept. 14. Officers will be patrolling around schools to enforce seatbelt use and help prevent injuries to children who are not properly buckled.

Roeland Park leases space to Family Conservancy.  Roeland Park has now leased out all of the office space in city hall with the city council’s approval of a lease this week with the Family Conservancy for office space on the third floor of city hall. The three-year lease is for slightly less than 2,000 square feet of office space.

Chad Taylor sues to get off ballot in Senate race. Chad Taylor, the Democrat who submitted paperwork hoping to have his name removed from the ballot this November, has filed a lawsuit with the Kansas State Supreme Court challenging Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s ruling that his name must remain. “By keeping my name on the ballot despite my explicit and timely withdrawal, the Secretary of State is conscripting me to run for office, in violation of my First Amendment rights,” Taylor said in his petition. “I do not want to be a candidate for U.S. Senate in the 2014 election and do not want the ballot for that election to associate me with the Senate race.” [Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor sues to get off ballot — Politico]