Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Corinth teachers Ginger Wendt, left, and Carolyn Sine are retiring after decades spent as educators.
Corinth teachers Ginger Wendt, left, and Carolyn Sine are retiring after decades spent as educators.

Corinth to honor retiring teachers Ginger Wendt and Kathryn Sine at Wednesday reception. Two of northeast Johnson County’s longest-serving public school teachers will be honored at a retirement celebration at Corinth Elementary School today. Fifth grade teacher Ginger Wendt is retiring after 35 years with Shawnee Mission. Kathryn Sine teaches third grade, and has been with Shawnee Mission for 27 of her 45 years as a teacher. The reception will be held at Corinth Elementary from 3:15 to 5 p.m. tonight.

SM East girls soccer team advances to regional final. SM East’s girls soccer team will have a chance to advance to the state tournament Thursday when they take on rival SM West in the regional final at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex. SM East defeated Free State High School Tuesday 2-0 to earn a spot in Thursday’s game, which will start at 6 p.m.

Roeland Park chicken population to nearly double. Three families received approval this week to add backyard chickens to their Roeland Park homes. That adds to the four chicken permits already held by Roeland Park residents. Two of the existing permits belong to city councilors Sheri McNeil and Teresa Kelly. Residents have to come before the city council for their first approvals and get the coops inspected and approved. “We will raise the chicken population by quite a bit,” Mayor Joel Marquardt said.

Crystal Foss
Crystal Foss
SM North hires volleyball coach. Crystal Foss has been hired as the new volleyball coach at SM North for the 2015-16 year. She played in high school for SM West and later for Hutchinson Community College and Friends University in Wichita. She coached at Trailridge Middle School this year and currently coaches with the Mid-America Volleyball Club.

More coverage of wastewater odor. The problem with odor from the wastewater treatment plant next to Nall Park received attention from Fox4 news. The original PVPost story ran yesterday. [Man decries odor that seems to linger too often in one area of Roeland Park – WDAF]

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