Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Bar Tree 3Dying tree turns into permanent sign. The Bar, which will be opening on Johnson Drive later this year, has a new sign. A dying pine tree at the edge of the property has been carved into a sign for the new restaurant and bar. Managing partner Barry Wiser said the tree was destined to be taken down, but a friend new someone who did tree carvings and they decided to keep the tree and turn it into a piece of sign art. Wiser said he hopes to have the new Johnson Drive establishment open before the end of the year.

Shawnee Mission plans for top 10 honors gets more coverage. Discussions in the Shawnee Mission School District about class rank and the consideration of honoring more than just the top 10 graduates during graduation ceremonies has received more coverage. [Shawnee Mission School District considers dropping top 10 ranking for seniors – KSHB -41] See our earlier story on the topic here.

Shawnee Mission board meeting changed to SM East. The scheduled board meeting for the Shawnee Mission School Board will be held at SM East at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium. The change has been made to accommodate parents, students and community members who may attend for the fall team and individual athletic achievements will be recognized.

Associated Press covers Prairie Village’s bag ban idea. Add the Associated Press to the list of news outlets that have picked up on the story of the Prairie Village’s Environmental Committee’s exploration of a potential ban on single-use plastic bags. [Kansas City suburb staying plastic bag ban — Associated Press]

SM East pitcher Sanborn commits to Pitt State. SM East pitcher and shortstop Max Sanborn this week committed to play college baseball for Pittsburg State University. Sanborn was a key figure in the Lancers’ run to the state tournament last season.