Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SM East students Tommy Shek and Joseph Cline show off the Harbinger's Pacemaker. Photo via KSPA.
SM East students Tommy Sherk and Joseph Cline show off the Harbinger’s Pacemaker. Photo via KSPA.

Harbinger students gain national recognition at NSPA/JEA ceremony. SM East’s award winning journalism program added to the trophy case earlier this month at the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association convention in Orlando. SM East’s newspaper, the Harbinger, won a Pacemaker, the groups’ highest honor. The SM North yearbook won second place in the Best In Show competition. More than a dozen students from SM East and SM North earned individual recognition for their work as well. You can find a list of award winners from Kansas here.

Rain total hits four inches in week. If it feels like we have had a lot of rain in the past week it’s because many parts of northeast Johnson County have had a total of four inches fall in the last seven days.  Rain sensors at Porter Park recorded 4.058 inches of rain in the week with similar results at sensors across NEJC.

Roeland Park in final leaf pickup. The final leaf pickup for residents east of Roe Blvd. will be this week in Roeland Park. The area has been divided into five sections each with its own pickup day. The map can be found here. Residents should rake leaves into the street about a foot from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup.

Holiday marketplace at Roeland Park Community Center. Kids can do their Christmas shopping  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Roeland Park Community Center during the third annual Holiday Marketplace. It is meant primarily as a special holiday shopping experience for children from about 2 to 9 years old but is open for all ages. An array of craft items for $10 or less will be available as potential gifts for family and friends. There will be free gift wrapping and lunch will be available.

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