Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Coach Kathy Kreamer (right) and the Indian Hills Knights celebrated their second district title.
Coach Kathy Kreamer (right) and the Indian Hills Knights celebrated their second district title Wednesday. Photo via Twitter.

Indian Hills Knights notch second consecutive girls basketball title. There looks to be the making of a middle school dynasty at 63rd and Mission Road. The Indian Hills girls basketball team on Wednesday wrapped up its second consecutive district title by beating Westridge 39-27. The Knights won in 2014, as well, the first year the district hosted organized middle school sports.

Yoder pushes for cancer research bill that could benefit Fairway, Westwood facilities. The Kansas City Business Journal had a piece this week about Rep. Kevin Yoder’s push to increase funding for National Institutes of Health cancer research. An increase in funding at the national level could ultimately benefit the University of Kansas Medical Center and Cancer Center’s operations based in Fairway and Westwood. [Yoder: Cancer funding crucial for KC economy — Kansas City Business Journal]

Mission seeking feedback on inaugural Farm and Flower Market season. The city of Mission is asking northeast Johnson County residents to give it feedback on the first year of the Mission Farm and Flower Market. The city has a short survey here where patrons can share their thoughts on the market and any changes they might recommend for 2016.

Google nicks AT&T line. A contractor for Google Fiber hit an AT&T line while boring under Johnson Drive near Barkley Street in Mission earlier this week. Mission city staff said the cable that was hit carried a large number of lines and might take the rest of the week to repair. To make the repairs, traffic lanes have been reduced but are still open in each direction while the street has been dug up. Fortunately, the repair is to the west of the portion of Johnson Drive that was rebuilt one year ago.

Merriam police look for missing girl. Merriam police issued an alert for 14-year-old Alyssa Bolton who left her residence in Merriam yesterday afternoon and had not returned home. The alert was issued late Wednesday evening. She was last seen wearing pink sweat pants, a gray shirt and a fluffy leopard print jacket. UPDATED: Police announced at 9:30 a.m. Thursday that the girl had been located in Olathe and is safe.

Coat drive at basketball tournament. The Championship Showdown Tournament opening at SM North tonight will feature a coat drive. People who donate winter clothing will be entered to win a gift card. The gift cards will be awarded at halftime of each game. Schools with the most donations will be recognized as well.

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