Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission School Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson speaking to the SM East PTA.
Shawnee Mission School Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson speaking to the SM East PTA.

Rose applauds Hinson’s job at Shawnee Mission. Steve Rose uses this week’s column in the Kansas City Star to give major kudos to Jim Hinson, Shawnee Mission School Superintendent, for the job he has done and the moves he has made since taking over the district in July 2013. The column says Shawnee Mission patrons have been “traumatized” in recent years, but points to initiatives Hinson has taken to turn around the district. [Thanks to chief Jim Hinson, Shawnee Mission is turning around – Kansas City Star]


Bishop Miege’s boys soccer team playing in state semi-finals. The Bishop Miege boys soccer team on Tuesday earned a trip to the state 4-1A soccer semifinals with a 3-0 win over Tonganoxie. The Stags will host semi-final play at the Braves Sports Complex in Bonner Springs Friday and Saturday. They face Ottawa High School, 16-2-1, in the semi-final game Friday at 7 p.m. Should they advance to the finals, they’ll play the winner of Rose Hill High School and De Soto High School in the championship Saturday at 2 p.m.

Stolen credit card information used in NEJC purchases. An Overland Park man pleaded guilty to using a credit card skimmer to steal credit card numbers. He used the information to make purchases at a Ranchmart liquor store in Leawood and a Walgreens in Praiire Village among other places. [Overland Park Man Pleads Guilty to Using Credit Card Skimmer – Kansas City InfoZine]

Medicare enrollment session in Mission. A free Medicare open enrollment assistance event will be held today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission. More information here.