Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Juniors Marcus (from left) and Michael Weathers and senior Nick Perez led the Indians in their sub-state title win.
Juniors Marcus (from left) and Michael Weathers and senior Nick Perez led the Indians in their sub-state title win. SM North will be looking for all three to have a big game against Derby Wednesday.

SM North to face Derby in boys state opener. SM North will get a fresh look at an opponent in the opening round of the 6A boys basketball tournament in Wichita Wednesday. The Indians come in as the six seed, and will face the three seed Derby, who are 18-4 on the year. The game will be the final opening round match Wednesday, with tip scheduled for 8:15 p.m. at the Charles Koch Arena. The winner will advance to a semi-final game Friday night against the winner of Wichita South and Lawrence.

Miege boys, girls set for state openers Wednesday and Thursday. Bishop Miege’s boys basketball team will open its bid for a state title Wednesday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, where the fifth-seeded Stags (18-4) will face fourth-seeded Andale (19-3). The game will be at 8:15 p.m. The undefeated girls team is the second seed in the class 4A-1 bracket behind Paola, which is also 22-0 on the year. The Stags girls will face Piper (17-5) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Salina.

Lobbyist predicts elections bill will stay non partisan.  Lobbyist Stuart Little, who represents the City of Merriam and the Shawnee Mission School Board, told the Merriam City Council Monday that a likely outcome for the local elections bill that has moved out of the Kansas Senate and will be heard in the House this week is that it remains non partisan. Little said there does not appear to be enough support in the Legislature to make local elections partisan, but that they are likely to be moved to the fall in odd numbered years as the bill now suggests.  Because local elections would be held by themselves, the argument for cost savings is no longer being made, just that they would increase turnout, he said.

First of two Meadowbrook redevelopment open houses set for today. Community members will have the chance to find out more about the proposed redevelopment of Meadowbrook Country Club Tuesday and Wednesday at two open houses to be held in the country club clubhouse. The open houses will feature a series of stations where attendees can ask questions and give input on the proposed project. The open houses will run from 4-8 p.m. both days and are open to the public. [Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club Redevelopment Open Houses — City of Prairie Village], League of Women Voters forum for Shawnee Mission School Board candidates set for tonight. The forum for candidates in April’s Shawnee Mission School District election, hosted by the Prairie Village Post and Johnson County League of Women Voters, will be tonight at 7 p.m. at the McEachen Administrative Center.

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