Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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The Lancers will be looking to beat SM West again after knocking them off in last year's content. Photo by Jenn Young.
The Lancers will be looking to beat SM West again after knocking them off in last year’s content. Photo by Jenn Young.

SM East named Hy-Vee Team of the Week, to face undefeated SM West tonight. It’s been a big week for the SM East football team. The Lancer were named the Hy-Vee Team of the Week by KMBC and featued in a segment on the news Wednesday. And tonight they’ll face undefeated SM West with first place in the Sunflower League on the line. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. at SM South District Stadium. [Unbeaten Shawnee Mission East wins Team of the Week honor — KMBC]

Mission police plan sobriety checkpoint. Officers from the Mission Police Department and several area law enforcement agencies will be watching for impaired and dangerous drivers tonight and into early Saturday morning. The officers will run a sobriety checkpoint where drivers will be screened for impairment and those who show signs of intoxication will be further tested.

Trailwood gets active school honor. Trailwood Elementary School has received a 2015 “Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award” to recognize the school’s outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. The initiative encourages schools to integrate physical activity into the school day.

Final weekend for Mission Market. The Barn Players will present selections from their production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Saturday at the Mission Farm and Flower Market. The Sylvester Powell Community Center will host a kettle bell exercise class at the market from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and the Mission Police Department will hold its prescription drug take-back event at the market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is the last Saturday for the market’s inaugural year.


SM North football alumni gathering this weekend, remember 1969 state title. The Star has a great piece today on this weekend’s SM North football alumni gathering, including remembrances of the team’s magical 1969 season, which culminated in a win over Wichita North for a state title. [SM North football alumni revisit glory days, including magical 1969 season — Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park Police featured for assistance to man in need of transportation. WDAF has put together a package on Samuel Meixueiro, the man we told you about earlier this week who Roeland Park officers assisted after finding him sleeping on a park bench. [Man who commutes to work on foot brought to tears by Roeland Park officer’s good deed — WDAF]

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