Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM North's football losing streak now stands at 21, but the Indians showed promise in their game against SM Northwest. Photo via SM North Football website.
SM North’s football losing streak now stands at 21, but the Indians showed promise in their game against SM Northwest. Photo via SM North Football website.
Lansing economic development director coming to Prairie Village admin team. Nolan Sunderman, the Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau’s economic development director, announced he has resigned his position to become the next assistant to the city administrator in Prairie Village. Sunderman, who had his last day with Lansing Friday, will replace Danielle Dulin, who left her position with Prairie Village after just over a year on the job to accept a position with Lenexa. Sunderman, 30, had been with Lansing for approximately seven years. [Economic development director takes position with Prairie Village — Leavenworth Times]

SM North football loses heartbreaker to SM Northwest. SM North’s long-suffering fans had reason to believe that the Indians’ 20-game losing streak would be coming to an end late in the game against SM Northwest Friday. The Indians took a 32-31 lead with approximately one minute remaining when quarterback Will Schneider found Jesse Patterson on a short pass for a touchdown. But SM Northwest mounted a late drive that set them up for a field goal try with eight seconds on the clock. Jonathan Killeen made the kick for SM Northwest, and the Cougars walked away with a 34-32 win.

Democratic statewide, national candidates coming to Prairie Village. The Johnson County Democratic Party announced last week that it will be hosting a political picnic and election rally at Harmon Park in Prairie Village Saturday, Sept. 27. Candidates Paul Davis (Kansas Governor), Kelly Kultala (US 3rd Congressional District), Jean Schodorf (Kansas Secretary of State), AJ Kotich (Kansas Attorney General), and Dennis Anderson (Kansas Insurance Commissioner) are scheduled to appear at the event. The event runs from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The candidates will address the crowd starting at 5:30 p.m.

SM East soccer improves to 2-2. The Lancers boys soccer team put together an impressive performance against Topeka High School Saturday, winning 4-0 to improve to 2-2 on the season. SM East next faces SM Northwest on Tuesday.