Venom Youth Elite Lacrosse team qualifies for IMG National Tournament. A lacrosse team made up by a number of Prairie Village and Leawood residents earned a trip to the championship game of the Western Open Lacrosse Tournament in Scottsdale, Ari., this past weekend. Though they fell to SNLA 2020 out of Nevada in the title game, their second place finish earned them a berth in the IMG National Lacrosse Tournament in Florida this coming November.
SM East golfers qualify for state with third place finish in regionals. SM East’s golf team earned the third and final berth to state in regionals play Monday at Canyon Farm Golf Course. The Lancers shot a team 322, two strokes behind second place finisher SM Northwest and five strokes behind regional champion Blue Valley Northwest. SM East’s Andy Spencer finished third in the individual standings with a 76, and Corey Knabe finished eighth with an 80 on the day. State play with be next Tuesday, May 26 at Carey Park in Hutchinson.
Roeland Park police remind residents to close garage doors. Roeland Park Police Chief John Morris is urging area residents to close their garages when they aren’t within eyesight of them. As the weather has gotten nicer, more and more people have begun leaving their garages open as they do yard work. “We are now seeing a few more incidents of items being taken out of open garages,” he said. “With the garage being attached to the home, we must list it as a burglary even if it was something like a bicycle or other garden tool item taken.”
SM East grad Laura Webb earns University of Kansas School of Health Professions Award. Laura Webb, an SM East graduate just completed a doctoral program in physical therapy at the University of Kansas School of Health Professions, has been named the 2015 James P. Cooney Leadership Award winner. The award, named after the school’s dean from 1985-1991, honors a “student demonstrating outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession, community, program and the University of Kansas School of Health Professions.” School faculty nominate students for the award.
WaterOne President named to water authority. Mike Armstrong, general manager of WatrOne, has been appointed to the Kansas Water Authority advisory board by Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick. The KWA is responsible for advising the governor, legislature and water office on water policy issues.
Consent agenda again divides Roeland Park Council. A motion by Councilor Michael Rhoades to remove items from the city council consent agenda Monday divided the council on a 4-4 vote. Mayor Joel Marquardt voted to keep the items on the consent agenda, which then was approved without opposition. It is at least the second time recently that a councilor has unsuccessfully tired to remove items from consent.
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