Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Zach Nason

Homeschooled Prairie Village native makes National Merit Semifinalist list. Zach Nason, a Prairie Village boy who has been homeschooled since third grade, is among the less than 1 percent of high school seniors to make this year’s National Merit Semifinalist list. Nason wants to study mathematics in college.

Prairie Village neighbors help save life of injured tree trimmer. A group of Prairie Village residents came to the rescue of a tree trimmer from Kansas City, Kan., who accidentally touched a live power line with a metal trimming pole. The incident took place near 73th Terrace and Windsor on Saturday. The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a neighbor found him passed out on the ground. The Prairie Village Police Department used a defibrillator to restart the man’s heart before paramedics arrived. [Bystanders save the life of KCK tree trimmer in Prairie Village — WDAF]

SM East girls golf takes own tourney. SM East made its last regular season tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, which is closing Oct. 31, worthwhile. The Lancers took a team victory with 347 strokes. Washburn Rural, which has won several of the most recent tournaments, finished seventh. Sophomore Jessica Parker finished second in the individual standings with a round of 78. Sophomore Haley Bell finished ninth overall with a round of 86.

Road closures today and Wednesday in Fairway. The intersection of Eastvale and Howe Drive will be closed today to allow for road repairs from a previous water main break Another street repair after a water main break is planned for Wednesday at 61st and Mission which will require shutting down one lane of Mission Road.

Forum on Kansas Health Care Compact set for tonight. The Health Care Compact passed in the last session of the Kansas Legislature will be the topic of a discussion tonight sponsored by the Johnson County League of Women Voters. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church at 75th and Nall. The session will be moderated by Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star. The recent controversy over an article about the compact in a Johnson County newsletter for seniors has brought more attention to the subject recently.