Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Kim Harrison, right, will direct his final Jazz Night performance this evening.
Kim Harrison, right, will direct his final Jazz Night performance this evening.

SM East’s Kim Harrison to direct final Jazz Night Friday. SM East’s award winning jazz ensembles will deliver their annual spring Jazz Night shows tonight, and bid farewell to director Kim Harrison, who has led the program for the past 29 years. Harrison announced earlier this year that he was retiring. The performance starts at 7 p.m. in the SM East auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. SM East students get in free with their student ID. This year’s performance will include SM East senior Michael Dannov performing an original composition with baritone saxophonist Matt Lindboe.

Pembroke, Lancers square off on lacrosse field tonight. A battle of perennial lacrosse rivals will come to Pembroke Hill tonight when the Raiders battle the Lancers. The Raiders defeated the Lancers 16-15 in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City semi-finals last year after having seen their season end at the hands of the Lancers the previous two years. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Prairie Village schedules public discussion of Mission Road projects for Monday. The Prairie Village City Council will take public comment on the debate over whether to schedule the renovation of Mission Road from 75th to 83rd Streets or 71st to 75th Streets next year during its Council Committee of the Whole meeting Monday at 6 p.m. [Mission Road projects to be discussed — City of Prairie Village]

Olathe Northwest unseats SM East from decades-old perch atop Sunflower League tennis. For the first time in 27 years, SM East is no longer the reigning Sunflower League boys tennis champion. Olathe Northwest ended the Lancers unprecedented run Thursday at the 2015 league meet.

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