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]
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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