Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


SM East starting pitcher Max Sanborn will play college ball at Pittsburg State University.
SM East starting pitcher Max Sanborn will play college ball at Pittsburg State University.

SM East’s Sanborn signs with Pitt State baseball program. SM East’s baseball program is sending yet another player to the college level. Pitcher Max Sanborn committed to Pittsburg State University in a ceremony in the SM East library Wednesday. Former Lancers Gunnar Troutwine, Wichita State, and Dylan Becker, Missouri State, are currently playing in college, and Sanborn’s teammate Joey Wentz, a junior, has already committed to the University of Virginia.

Johnson County Parks & Rec seeking input on expanding parks resources. The Johnson County Parks & Recreation Department is holding a strategic planning open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee, where it will seek resident input on a consultants’ preliminary recommendations for expanding and managing the county’s parks resources. The recommendations lay out a strategic plan for the next 15 years.

AT&T to begin construction for GigaPower in Fairway. The city of Fairway alerted residents yesterday that contractors for AT&T will soon begin work to make way for the company’s high-speed GigaPower internet service there. The workers will be installing buried fiber infrastructure and replacing utility poles.

Topeka editorial criticizes incentives for Prairie Village move.  In an editorial comment, the Topeka Capital-Journal questions the use of state job incentives for a company that is moving to Praiirie Village. WireCo World Group is moving its headquarters from Missouri near the KCI airport to 75th Street in Prairie Village. The Capital-Journal questions whether one new job will be created in return for the millions of dollars in incentives. [Editorial: Benefits of border war difficult to measure]

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