Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Dustin Delaney
Lancers head coach Dustin Delaney is USA Today’s Kansas coach of the year.

USA Today names Delaney Kansas coach of the year. USA Today this week released its ALL-USA Football Teams for each state, and SM East’s Dustin Delaney was named the 2014 Kansas coach of the year. Bishop Miege players Ryan Willis and Jafar Armstrong made the list of offensive players on team, as did SM East’s Will Kaiser and Wyatt Edmisten.


Prairie Village man has $1,500 in cash returned by Good Samaritan. Prairie Village resident Paul Riekof on Tuesday inadvertently left an envelope with $1,580 in cash on the top of his car as he ran Christmas errands. Overland Park woman Holli Williams found the cash flittering across lawns on Somerset Drive, and turned it into the police, where Riekof eventually inquired about it. [After finding $1,580, Overland Park woman tracks down owner to return it — Kansas City Star]

Kraske predicts Supreme Court decision over school finance, legislature’s budget decisions, may be the big story of 2015. The Star’s Steve Kraske on Thursday said the deep budget hole facing Kansas coupled with the likely decision in the Gannon case on school finance may just be the “big story coming straight at us this year.” [We don’t own a political crystal ball, but if we did … — Kansas City Star]