Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM_North_StudentSM North student on the big board. SM North sophomore Mateus Burns made a prominent appearance at yesterday’s SMEF breakfast in front of 1,300 attendees. Burns appeared on the big video board talking with Superintendent Jim Hinson from the media hub where Burns worked on video production. After the breakfast, he said he is taking advanced video production class and hopes to have a career in video.

The Best Times Medicare article published. An article on the potential effects of the Health Care Compact bill that drew pushback from a group of Johnson County legislators has been published in the October issue of the magazine, which is mailed to Johnson County seniors. The article is labeled as the viewpoint of the county’s commission on aging and asks several questions about how the compact might affect the future of Medicare. The group expresses concerns about the future of Medicare if the state took over administration. The magazine includes a rebuttal article from more than 20 legislators on the next page. [Kansas on the road to eliminating Medicare? – The Best Times]

Barbara Shelly weighed in on the controversy in the Kansas City Star and was critical of the rebuttal. [Inside the feud over the Kansas health care compact law – The Kansas City Star]

Mission weight-loss doctor evicted. A Mission weight-loss physician was evicted from his office on Thursday without notifying patients, according to KSHB-41 news. The Malley Surgical Weight Loss Center at 58th and Lamar was subject to an eviction notice carried out by the Johnson County Sheriff. [Kansas weight-loss surgeon evicted from office, patients not warned – KSHB 41] 

Democratic governor candidate in Prairie Village Saturday. Paul Davis and other Kansas Democrats running for statewide and national office will be in Prairie Village Saturday for a political picnic and rally. In addition to Davis, Kelly Kultala (US 3rd Congressional District), Jean Schodorf (Kansas Secretary of State), AJ Kotich (Kansas Attorney General), and Dennis Anderson (Kansas Insurance Commissioner) are expected to address attendees at Harmon Park starting at 5:30 p.m. The event, put on by the Johnson County Democratic Party, will feature a live band. Attendees interested in eating can purchase a beans and corn bread dinner for $10 for adults and $5 for children.


SM East finishes third in Washburn Rural invitational. SM East’s girls golf team put in another solid performance Thursday at the Washburn Rural Invitational. The Lancers finished third overall in the team rankings, just one stroke behind second-place Manhattan. The host club took first. Teagan Noblit led the Lancers with an 84-stroke outing that was good enough for a fourth place tie in the individual standings. Jessica Parker finished tied for eighth overall with 85.

Prairie Village teen council applications due Friday. Applications for the first-ever Prairie Village teen council must be submitted to Prairie Village city hall today for consideration. More information is available here.

It’s Nut Cup week: SM East faces SM West at 7 p.m.. Undefeated SM East takes on 1-2 SM West at 7 p.m. Friday at SM North Stadium. The Lancers and Vikings have split the Nut Cup match up since 2010. The top-ranked Lancers will use the rivalry matchup to debut new all-black uniforms. Lancer Gridiron Club videographer Brian Libeer’s motivational piece is below: