Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Shawnee Mission Director of Safety and Security John Douglass
Shawnee Mission Director of Safety and Security John Douglass

On third anniversary of Sandy Hook, SMSD says active shooter training being emphasized. Shawnee Mission Director of Safety and Security John Douglass told KMBZ today that the district continues to explore how to maximize the security of its buildings three years after the shootings in Newtown that killed nearly two dozen 6 and 7 year olds. [Local school district enhances active shooter training — KMBZ]

SM North, SM East finish out Championship Shootout with losses. It was a tough weekend for northeast Johnson County’s high schools in this weekend’s Championship Shootout. SM North’s boys basketball team fell to St. John Vianney in the semi-final round, and then fell to Barstow, last year’s winner, in the third place game. SM East lost a close second-round game to St. James on Friday and then fell to Rockhurst in the seventh place game Saturday.

Brett sinks yet another hole-in-one at Mission Hills. Mission Hills resident George Brett reportedly drained his third hole-in-one in two years on the 11th hole at Mission Hills Country Club last week. [George Brett has third hole-in-one in two years on same hole at Mission Hills — Kansas City Star]

Victim says stolen cards used in Roeland Park. A Kansas City woman who had her wallet stolen while in a Country Club Plaza restaurant last week said she realized the theft when she went to pay her bill and found it missing from her purse. One of her friends had noticed a suspicious man hanging around them earlier. She then began getting texts from her credit card companies. She said more than $600 was charged on the cards in Roeland Park. [Woman says thief lifted her wallet while at Plaza restaurant – KMBC]

Rose column backs higher smoking age. Johnson County columnist Steve Rose writes in the Kansas City Star that it will be a good thing if Johnson County cities raise the age to buy tobacco. However, the proposal went nowhere when it was introduced to the Mission City Council last week. [Steve Rose: Johnson County could raise smoking age – The Kansas City Star]

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