Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM East's new SHARE Execs are (front row, from left)  Grace Satterlee, Emma Handy, Mackenzie Sweat, Jordan Kiehl (back row from left) Clark Doerr, Sam Pottenger, Lauren Hunter, and Rachel Haskell. Krissie Wiggins (back row, far right) is the new supervisor).
SM East’s new SHARE Execs are (front row, from left) Grace Satterlee, Emma Handy, Mackenzie Sweat, Jordan Kiehl (back row from left) Clark Doerr, Sam Pottenger, Lauren Hunter, and Rachel Haskell. Krissie Wiggins (back row, far right) is the new supervisor).

10th Renovation Sensation set for Wednesday. The tenth annual Renovation Sensation homes tour kicks off tonight with the Patrons’ Party. The homes tour itself, which features five recently remodeled northeast Johnson County homes, runs Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets purchased the day of the event cost $30. Proceeds from the event go to support SHARE, SM East’s student-led community service organization. For more information, visit the

SHARE names new student execs. Speaking of SHARE…the organization this week announced its 2014-2015 student executives and supervisors. They are Clark Doerr, Emma Handy, Rachel Haskell, Lauren Hunter Grace Satterlee, Jordan Kiehl, Sam Pottenger and Mackenzie Sweat. Krissie Wiggins is the new supervisor.

Prairie Village resident wins “Employee-Owner of the Year” award. Curt Wardlow of Prairie Village has been named the Employee-Stock Ownership Plan Association Heart of America Chapter’s Employee-Owner of the Year. Wardlow is the manager of IT Business Relations at Burns & McDonnell. The award recognizes stewardship of employee-ownership as well as citizenship within the company. Wardlow is now eligible for the ESOP Association’s national Employee-Owner of the Year competition.

Johnson County newsletter for seniors source of friction. The Kansas Health Institute news service details a dispute over an article scheduled to come out in The Best Times, a monthly newsletter mailed to all Johnson County residents over 60. The article in question focuses on the health care compact passed by the legislature this year. The compact allows states to opt out of federal health care laws, but needs Congressional approval. According to the KHI story, some state legislators at a breakfast last week objected to the newsletter article and its assertions about the bill’s effect on Medicare though they had not read it. [Legislators take issue with senior’s article opposing compact – Kansas Health Institute]