Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Dan Bolen of Bank of Prairie Village
Dan Bolen of Bank of Prairie Village

Bank of Prairie Village family in American Banker. A story about bank technology in American Banker highlights chairman Dan Bolen and his investment in technology at the bank. Bolen also talks about positioning the bank to thrive in the next generation with sons Patrick and William. [Community Banker Leaves Sons a Tech Legacy, Not Legacy Tech – American Banker]

SM North bowlers roll to victory. SM North’s boys bowling team won the Sunflower League title on Wednesday with a win over SM Northwest. The Indians were led by Travis Wunderline, who finished in first place in the individual rankings with a score of 667 over three games. [SM North wins boys bowling district title — Shawnee Dispatch]

Joe’s Kansas City named one of Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.” Joe’s Kansas City, the barbeque fixture that anchors the 47th Street Corridor that has seen new investment in recent years, is one of Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.” [Local restaurant earns ‘must try within this lifetime’ status — Kansas City Business Journal]

Shawnee Mission security chief weighs in on texting bill. A bill passed by the Kansas House would reduce the charges from felony to misdemeanor for teens caught texting nude photos. John Douglass, Shawnee Mission School District’s head of security says the current penalty is too harsh. He said the district sees a lot of inappropriate messages and warns teens to use judgment about what they send. [Bill reclassifying punishment for teens texting nude photos passes Kansas House unanimously – WDAF]

Claridge Court partnership with Shawnee Mission School District profiled. A group of Claridge Court residents’ move to established a donation fund and contributed more than $42,000 to the Shawnee Mission School District’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) efforts was cited as a prime example of an educational partnership with a senior community by a national publication focused on long term care. [How educational partnerships can benefit facilities — McKnight’s]

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