Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Cooper_DogIndian Hills student’s drawing wins regional art prize. Indian Hills student Davin Cox leared has won a Silver Key Award for his illustration of a sleepy dog in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Belin-Blank Center, featured more than 4,000 submissions from kids across the Midwest.

Prairie Village education technology company acquired by PeopleAdmin. Netchemia, a growing Prairie Village-based company that offers a suite of applications for K-12 schools to manage and evaluate teachers, announced this month that it was being acquired by PeopleAdmin, a company that focuses on similar products for higher education and government organizations. [Netchemia and PeopleAdmin Combine — Netchemia]

Indian Hills student wins citywide poetry competition. Indian Hills seventh grader Josephine Cotton learned this week that her poem won the Kansas City Rose Society’s poetry contest for the seventh and eighth grade divisions. Cotton received a $50 prize and a certificate signed by Kansas City, Mo., mayor Sly James.

Fairway road closure for storm water work starts Friday. The 5900 block of Lockton Lane in Fairway will be closed for five to seven days starting tomorrow as crews complete work on a storm water project in the area. The road will be completely impassable to motorists during while the work is ongoing.

Leawood McDonald’s robbed. Police are looking for a man who robbed the McDonald’s at 119th and Roe. The gunman ordered employees into the freezer and took cash from the restaurant. [Man robs McDonald’s at 119th and Roe Tuesday night – KMBZ]

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation gets grant. In celebration of 20 years of support for the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation (SMEF), First National Bank has made a $20,000 donation to benefit the district’s Signature programs. The grant will help purchase equipment for the Biotechnology Signature Program and the Medical Science Signature Program.

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