Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Trailwood sixth graders donate shiny class gift. Trailwood Elementary has a new piece of art to be proud of thanks to members of its sixth grade class. The students last week dedicated a new 4’x6′ stainless steel depiction of the school’s thunderbird mascot. The piece was made by A. Zahner Company, the engineering and fabrication firm that has helped create such well-known local installations as parts of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the crown atop the Royals centerfield scoreboard.

It’s election day — get to those polls, people. It’s election day in Kansas, and northeast Johnson County residents have a number of races to decide. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. You can find your polling location via the Johnson County Election Office’s website here.

Roeland Park named tree city for 22nd year. The Arbor Day Foundation has named Roeland Park a 2014 Tree City USA in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The city also received a Tree City USA Growth Award. “We believe it is our on-going responsibility to actively pursue a healthy environment; and mature, thriving trees are a big part of our rich, vibrant neighborhoods,” said Roeland Park Mayor Joel Marquardt.

Mission adopts Emerald Ash Borer policy. Only 19 ash trees are on public property in Mission. The city does not take responsibility for ash trees that are in the right of way along. The city has identified ash trees that line the streets and will notify homeowners who have an ash tree along the street and let them know of their options to prepare for the EAB. A program on EAB options will be presented April 22 at the Sylvester Powell Community Center.

SM East golfers rebound at SM Northwest tourney. SM East’s golf team bounced back from a shaky start to the season last week with a second-place showing Monday at the SM Northwest invitational played at Lake Quivira. The Lancer finished second among all teams behind Washburn Rural, but the bested the Sunflower League competitors that counted. The tourney served as the first of three rounds considered in the Sunflower League Championship. SM East was led by Andrew Spencer, whose round of 70 was good enough for third place in the individual standings. Brady Clark, 75, Connor Swanson, 76, and Lucas Jones, 77, finished in the top ten as well.

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