Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM North student Annie Sinsel.
SM North student Annie Sinsel.

SM North senior in National Honor Symphony Orchestra. Annie Sinsel, a senior at SM North, has been selected to the All National Honor Symphony Orchestra which will perform in Nashville at the National Association for Music Education Conference in October. Students selected or the all-national honors ensembles must submit videotaped auditions to be selected and meet other criteria.

Health care compact originator favors privatization, panelist says. About 100 people attended a forum in Prairie Village Tuesday evening discussing the health care compact legislation passed in Kansas. A panelist said it was a “big mistake” when Medicare was included in the compact. The legislation has been a topic of controversy lately in Johnson County. The Kansas Health Institute covered the discussion.[Panelist: Compact originator intent on Medicare privatization — KHI]


SM East takes second at Lawrence Invitational, leads Sunflower standings. SM East’s girls golf team may not have walked away with a win at Tuesday’s Lawrence Invitational tournament, but their second-place performance was good enough to keep their lead in the Sunflower League Championship standings. SM East finished the day at Alvamar Golf Club with 331 strokes, five strokes behind winner Washington Rural. Combined with the results of the SM South Invitational, which served as the first of three tourneys that factor into the Sunflower League Championship, the Lancers now sit atop the standings, leading second-place Olathe Northwest by 76 strokes. The final round of the Sunflower League Championship will be Oct. 8 at the Olathe East Invitational at St. Andrews Golf Club.

“Paint it Pink” ceremony set for tonight at The Village Shops. The first-ever “Paint it Pink” lighting ceremony at The Village Shops is set for 7 p.m. tonight. The event, a collaboration between Shawnee Mission Health and the shopping center, is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More info here.

Sheriff’s Office warns of scam involving Johnson County judges’ names. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office this week issued a warning about a scam involving a person calling from the “Federal Warrants Division” of the Johnson County Courthouse — a fictitious department. The scammer informs potential victims that specific Johnson County District Judges are upset and that they need to pay a fine or they will be arrested. The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who has received a call they believe to be part of the scam to contact law enforcement.