Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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The Miege boys celebrated with their third place trophy in Salina last weekend.
The Miege boys celebrated with their third place trophy in Salina last weekend.

2015 Miege, SM North teams had two of Kansas basketball’s biggest turnarounds. Bishop Miege assistant varsity coach Alan Peel let us know about a cool accomplishment from the Miege and SM North boys basketball teams this season. The Stags and Indians were two of just six high school teams in the state to improve their overall performance by at least ten games. The Stags went from 5-16 last year to 20-5 this year with a third place finish in the 4A-Division 1 tournament. SM North went from 6-15 last year to 16-9 this season, finishing fourth in the 6A tournament.

Roeland Park candidate forum set for next Wednesday. Roeland Park residents will have the opportunity to hear candidates for the city council share their views on the issues next Wednesday, March 25, at a forum put on by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. The forum will start at 5 p.m. at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, and will be moderated by NEJC Chamber Legislative Committee Chair Brian Brown.

Prairie Village resident featured in Daily Kos piece on Kansas Medicaid expansion hearings. Prairie Village resident Finn Bullers is one of the sources quoted in a Daily Kos story on the Kansas Medicaid expansion hearings held at the capitol this week. [Kansas Holds Hearing on Medicaid Expansion: “We’ve Never Seen Anything Like It” — Daily Kos]

Shawnee Dispatch profiles retiring SM North teacher Maureen Davis. The Shawnee Dispatch has a nice piece this week on Maureen Davis, the 30-year veteran of SM North’s performing arts department. [Retiring theater teacher had decades-long career at SM North — Shawnee Dispatch]

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