Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SM East in competition against top ranked Olathe Northwest earlier this year.
SM East in competition against top ranked Olathe Northwest earlier this year.

SM East volleyball season comes to an end after Lancers advance to second round of sub-state. The SM East volleyball team’s breakout season came to a close on Saturday as the Lancers fell in the second round of sub-state to a tough Blue Valley Northwest squad. The Lancers defeated northeast Johnson County rival SM North in the first round of sub-state play, but couldn’t get past the Huskies in the final set, losing 28-26. The upside for the Lancers is that all but one player — senior Ellie Booton – will be around next year. The Lancers finished the season 27-9, and stayed in the top five Kansas 6A rankings.

New statewide study finds Brownback’s block grant bill deeply unpopular. A statewide poll released this week by Fort Hays State University finds that the controversial block grant school funding bill championed and signed by Gov. Sam Brownback is deeply unpopular. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they believe the block grant bill, which was supported by the Shawnee Mission School District, resulted in lower quality education at Kansas public schools. [Gov. Sam Brownback in deep hole with Kansans — Kansas City Star]

Merriam woman killed in tree-cutting accident. A Merriam woman died Friday as her family worked to remove a large tree at a home in the 8400 block of 64th Street. The tree fell on the 29-year-old in what appears to be a tragic accident. [Woman dies in tree cutting accident in Merriam, Kansas — KSHB]

Prairie Village Police holding next “Coffee with a Cop” event Sunday. Prairie Village Police will be hosting their next “Coffee with a Cop” event this Sunday, Nov. 1, at the State Line Road Hy-Vee. Starting at 8:30 a.m., officers will be on hand to discuss community issues and concerns (and, of course, drink coffee) with resident.

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