Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Members of the Indian Hills Junior Board took a field trip to tour non-profit operations.

George Brett lends his name to Rep. Kevin Yoder reelection campaign. Mission Hills resident George Brett has lent his name — and cheering ability – to Rep. Kevin Yoder’s reelection campaign. A video released by Yoder’s operation on Tuesday shows Brett in full Royals fan gear grilling in his backyard and chanting “Let’s go Yoder!” Check out the video here.

Judge refuses to revisit ruling against Mission Valley area neighbors. Judge Thomas Sutherland this week refused to reconsider his ruling against the 47 homeowners who filed suit against the city of Prairie Village for infringement of their due process rights in the lead up to the vote on the Mission Chateau senior living community. The group plans to challenge Sutherland’s initial ruling against them in the Kansas Court of Appeals. [Judge won’t reconsider ruling on Mission Chateau project in Prairie Village — Kansas City Star]

SM East golfers make All State, All Sunflower League teams. SM East’s state-runner-up girls golf team was well represented on the All State and All Sunflower League teams released this week. Jessica Parker earned 1st Team placements on both the State and Sunflower League lists. Marti Fromm earned 2nd Team All State and 2nd Team All Sunflower League. Teagan Noblit and Haley Bell both made the 1st Team All Sunflower League list, and Riley Ricket mad the 2nd Team All Sunflower League list.


Indian Hill students tour non-profit operations. Member of Indian Hills’ Junior Board group took a field trip last week that gave them a firsthand look at how non-profit organizations are founded, funded and run as part of a field trip. The group met with representatives of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, Cultivate KC, a Southwest Blvd. Family Health Care clinic, and an urban farm.

Roeland Park anti-discrimination ordinance fight featured in Salon article on gay rights in Kansas. An AlterNet article appearing on Salon.com about the LGBT movement’s progress in Kansas takes a look at the battle that surrounding the vote over Roeland Park’s anti-discrimination ordinance. “It’s been more than contentious, it’s been hell,” City Councilor Marek Gliniecki is quoted as saying in the story. [What’s the matter with Kansas? A dispatch from the front lines of its fight for marriage equality — Salon]

Author Bruce Cameron back in Fairway.  Author Bruce Cameron, whom we spoke to a year ago when he was back in his native Fairway, made a return trip Tuesday on another book tour. This time he was signing his latest book, “The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” at Rainy Day Books. Cameron will be back in Kansas City and Fairway on Nov. 17 to help out at Wayside Waits, sign more books at Rainy Day and attend a screening of a a new movie – Muffin Top: A Love Story – which Cameron co-wrote with his wife, Cathryn Michon.