Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM East football players, including (from left) Jackson Gossick, Sam Williams, Will Amrein, and Mitch Tamblyn, visited students at Prairie Elementary Wednesday.
SM East football players, including (from left) Jackson Gossick, Sam Williams, Will Amrein, and Mitch Tamblyn, visited students at Prairie Elementary Wednesday.

Village Shops’ Story on 50 top restaurants in the world list. Story restaurant in Prairie Village finds itself in very select company on the most recent version of The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy-Global Selection. Story is one of just four restaurants in the United States to make the list. Diners Club features 50 new restaurants as part of the series each month. You can find the write up on Story here.

Prairie students get a visit from SM East players. Prairie Elementary students had some special visitors on Wednesday. Members of the Lancers football squad showed up to read to the first grade classes — and also managed to work in a bit of kickball on the playground. This was the Lancers second visit to Prairie this year.


SM East’s Ball gets scholarship offer from Air Force Academy. Speaking of the Lancers football team, a great wrong in the world was righted yesterday when reigning Sunflower League Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Ball received his first Division 1 scholarship offer from the Air Force Academy. Ball said he hasn’t committed to Air Force at this time.

New York Times analyzes latest Kansas revenue figures. The New York Times’ The Upshot blog yesterday dug in to the latest data on Kansas revenue figures, finding that the state took in $54 million less over the summer months than had been anticipated, missing its anticipated income of $578 million by approximately 10 percent. [Kansas Faces Additional Revenue Shortfalls After Tax Cuts — New York Times]