Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Yoga for everyone was part of the last farmers market.
Yoga for everyone was part of the last farmers market.

Farmers market wraps up next week. Next Saturday will be the last weekend for the inaugural year of the Mission Farm and Flower Market.  Yoga on the green was held at the market this past Saturday and The Barn Players will present cuts from their current show next Saturday.

Debaters_SMESM East debaters take Washburn Rural tourney. SM East’s debate team showed that it will be a force to be reckoned with yet again this year. The team of Bhavish Dinakar and Spencer Mitchell took first place and their classmates Will Bledsoe and Nate Paris took second in the Wasburn Rural tournament held this past weekend. The teams’ strong performances were enough to propel SM East to first place in sweeps. What’s more, Dinakar finished second place in the speaker competition out of 150 varsity competitors.

Shawnee Mission teachers discuss challenges facing profession. A story in Sunday’s paper examining the stressed endured by public school teachers but calling reports of an exodus from the profession “exaggerated” included interviews with educators from SM East and Hocker Grove. [Times are tough for Kansas teachers, but reports of an exodus are exaggerated – Kansas City Star]


Prairie Village residents among those honored as K-State Family of the Year. Prairie Village residents Molly Beezley Talcott and Curt Talcott, and Brett Beezley, along with their children, were recognized along with other members of the extended Beezley family as K-State’s Family of the Year during Saturday’s football game against Louisiana Tech. The Beezleys were selected by the school’s junior honor society based on their six-decade, three-generation involvement with the university. The Beezleys have been season ticket holders for Wildcat football and basketball for 40 years.

Prairie Village native wrote new Johnny Depp movie “Black Mass.” Mark Mallouk, a Prairie Village native, penned the screenplay for the new movie based on the life of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, “Black Mass.” [Prairie Village native strikes gold with ‘Black Mass’ — Kansas City Star]

Merriam police still seeking help in sexual assault case. The Merriam Police Department Sunday issued another appeal for help with information about a sexual assault that occurred Thursday night in an apartment complex parking lot near 64th Terrace and Antioch. Anyone with information or who was in the area is asked to call the Merriam Police Department. A description of the suspect and his vehicle is available here.

Armed robbery in Roeland Park.  A man robbed the Game Stop in Roeland Park late Saturday evening and got away with video games, cash and consoles. Police said the suspect is a black male about 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and with a shaved head. A woman was with him at the time of the robbery. [Police seek pair after armed robbery at Roeland Park store – KMBC]

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