Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Homestead featured in TV piece on platform tennis. Prairie Village’s Homestead Country Club was featured in a KMBC profile on the gaining popularity of platform tennis in the Kansas City area. Homestead has four of the eight platform tennis courts in the Kansas City area. [Platform tennis gains following in KC — KMBC]

Prairie Village Shell station up for Special Use Permit renewal. The Shell station at the Village Shops is in the process of applying for a renewal of the special use permit that allows it to operate as gas station. The permit comes up for renewal every ten years. There will be a public hearing on the permit renewal application at the Prairie Village Planning Commission’s next meeting, to be held Jan. 6.

Olathe North football coach leaving for KU. Olathe North’s dramatic loss at the hands of SM East in the 6A sub-state matchup may be the final game for the Eagles’ legendary head coach in the Sunflower League. Gene Weir will formally announce today that he has accepted a job on new University of Kansas coach David Beaty’s staff. Over two stints leading the Eagles, Weir won six state titles. Weir’s son played for KU in the late 1990s.

Agreement between The JO, Kansas City ATA predicted to save JoCo residents. The agreement signed last week between Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chair Ed Eilert and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Chair Robbie Makinen to combine the front offices of the two services is expected to save Johnson County $455,000 per year. [ATA and Johnson County’s JO bus service reach agreement on shared administration — Kansas City Star]