Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Bryce_JohnstonKansas City Christian student wins Boys State governorship. Kansas City Christian student Bryce Johnston was elected governor of the 2015 American Legion Boys State of Kansas on Tuesday. More than 450 incoming high school seniors from Kansas are participating in the event, which started Sunday and concludes this coming Saturday. Johnston ran as a candidate for the Federalist party, and edged out the candidate from the Nationalist Party.

Prairie Village woman charged in Overland Park robbery. Police in Overland Park arrested Cheyenne Marie Watts of Praiire Village in connection with a robbery that allegedly was captured on a “nanny cam.” Two men also were alleged to be involved in the robbery and are still at large. [Nanny cam video helps police arrest suspect in Overland Park robbery – Kansas City Star]

Shawnee Mission parents’ lawsuit decision gets more coverage. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that turned down an attempt by a group of Shawnee Mission parents to do away with limits on how much local option tax a district can raise has attracted more media coverage. The Prairie Village Post story on the ruling ran Tuesday. [Parents’ lawsuit over Kansas school finance formula dismissed – The Wichita Eagle].

Video highlights R Park revitalization efforts. A new six-minute video highlights the citizen fundraising initiative that us helping remake Roeland Park’s R Park, once the site of the Roeland Park elementary school. The video was made by Efram Duran, a student at Johnson County Community College, as his videography project. The citizens committee has held several fundraisers to put in a walking trail and to add new amenities to the park. The video can be viewed here.

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