Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM North quarterback Will Schneider lost his helmet but kept the ball on a second quarter run that put the Indians up 13-3.
SM North quarterback Will Schneider.

SM North can’t hold off Olathe Northwest. For a while there, it looked like SM North’s football team might end its 23-game losing streak in front of its Homecoming crowd. But despite leading 13-3 in the first half, the Indians couldn’t hold off a surging Olathe Northwest squad that capitalized on turnovers in the third and fourth quarter to notch a 37-20 victory. The Indians will face a tough Olathe squad next week in their final game before district play begins.


Boy Scout Pumpkin Patch starts today. The St. Ann/St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop 98 Pumpkin Patch starts today and runs through Sunday. Held in the St. Agnes Grotto, the event will feature pumpkins for sale as well as games and entertainment. On Saturday, there will be live jazz from 5:30-7 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a pumpkin decorating contest at 2 p.m. More information is available here.

Westwood Company featured in tech report. Red Nova Labs at 4830 Rainbow in Westwood began life as a startup incubator and has now grown to 40 employees. The company, which provides digital services for the self-storage industry, and its culture are the subjects of a report posted this week on on Tech Cocktail. [Inside the company culture of Kansas City’s Red Nova Labs – Tech Cocktail]

Big haul at drug event. Roeland Park police report collecting 34 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the recent DEA Drug Drop Off Event. Nearly 50 pounds were reported by the DEA to be dropped off in Fairway.