MaxPreps honors SM East’s champion football team during SM East-SM West basketball game. SM East fans got a treat in addition to the win over rival SM West at Friday’s basketball game. A representative from the Kansas Army National Guard was on hand to present the school’s Kansas 6A champion football team with a MaxPreps Football Tournament of Champions award during a halftime ceremony. SM East finished 126th in the nation in MaxPreps’ final rankings, earning it a place among the honorees in the 10th annual Tour of Champions. “It’s awesome to get national recognition by MaxPreps that covers high school sports coast to coast,” said head coach Dustin Delaney in a release on the award. “We’re very appreciative of this honor.”
Schools and city offices closed in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Area schools and city offices are closed in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. The Prairie Village City Council meeting that normally falls on the third Monday of the month will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 20, instead.
Marti Hill, victim of Fontana Street attack, to speak at JCCC. Marti Hill, the Prairie Village woman who narrowly survived an attack at her Fontana Street home in 2010, will share her experience with an audience at Johnson County Community College in February. Hill’s appearance comes in part at the request of Dan Robles, a former Prairie Village police officer who is now the JCCC crime prevention officer. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Polsky Theatre at JCCC.
More coverage for Roeland Park van recovery. The story of a Roeland Park police officer who helped get a stolen van back to a Kansas City veteran after it was used in an ATM theft at the Roeland Park Walgreens got some television attention this week. [Police officers help veteran get back stolen van – KSHB 41] The story was originally reported on PV Post.com last Thursday.
Guilty verdict in death of Leawood man in Alaska. Criminally negligent homicide was the verdict in the death of Levi Adams of Leawood by a jury in Alaska Friday. Jury found commercial fisherman Joshua Wodya negligent in maintaining an air compressor and air filter that led to Adams’ death while diving in 2013. [Jury: Negligent homicide conviction in diving death of Kansas man – WOW 6 News]