Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Photo courtesy Marcia Images.
Photo courtesy Marcia Images.

SM East football Blue/Black Scrimmages set for Friday. Lancer fans will have a chance to get their first look at the defending state 6A football champions this Friday at the annual Blue/Black Scrimmages from 5 to 8 p.m. All of the squads, from 8th graders up through varsity, will take the field. Fans are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic food and enjoy watching the teams in action. Spirit wear featuring the season’s “Lancer Nation” theme will be on sale, with proceeds benefitting the football team.

The Pitch says payday loan owner still golfing. In an update on the continuing story of the payday loan scheme that was subject to a recent Federal Trade Commission settlement, The Pitch reports that Tim Coppinger is still golfing at Indian Hills Country Club. Coppinger recently settled with the FTC and agreed to turn over bank accounts and proceeds from a house at Lake Lotawana. A house in Mission Hills and  a 401 (k) account were not part of the settlement, which has not been approved by the judge, according to The Pitch story. It also details Coppinger’s return to golfing at the country club this summer. [Tim Coppinger, recently busted by the FTC for illegal payday-lending scheme, still belongs to Indian Hills Country Club – The Pitch]

Shawnee Mission Medical Center receives two awards. Shawnee Mission Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in cardiac care. SMMC received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Center Award that recognizes its implementation of quality improvement measures in caring for patients suffering a severe heart attack. In a separate recognition, SMMC was honored by the American College of Cardiology for success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care recommended in clinical guidelines.

Another former Shawnee Mission administrator moves to Wyoming.  Debbie Pfortmiller, a former associate superintendent for elementary services in the Shawnee Mission School District, is the new principal of the Jackson Hole Middle School in the Teton County School District No. 1. Pfortmiller also had been a principal at Hocker Grove Middle School before moving into the position in the superintendent’s cabinet. The superintendent of the Teton County District is Gillian Chapman. Until last year, Chapman also was an associate superintendent in the Shawnee Mission School District. [JH Middle School gets a new principal – Jackson Hole News & Guide]


The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.