Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Marcus (left) and Michael Weathers combined for 45 points against Lawrence on Tuesday.
Marcus (left) and Michael Weathers combined for 45 points against Lawrence on Tuesday.

Indians knock Lawrence from top of Sunflower League. SM North’s boys basketball team on Tuesday fought off one of the top-ranked teams in the state and laid claim to sole possession of the top spot in the Sunflower League in the process. Led by a combined 45 points from senior brothers Marcus and Michael Weathers (Marcus had 24, Michael had 21), the Indians beat Lawrence 71-62 on the road. SM North will face SM South on Friday. It has two more league games after that before regionals play begins. [SM North boys basketball knocks off No. 1 Lawrence High — Shawnee Dispatch]

Johnson Drive streetscape recognized by Business Journal. The renovation of Johnson Drive that led to the creation of a clocktower plaza at the intersection of Woodson Road got a shout out from the Kansas City Business Journal this week as the paper announced the winners of its 2016 Capstone Awards. [2016 Capstone Awards honor projects that build up metro — Kansas City Business Journal]

Unleashed founder says gas chamber not humane for dogs. A recent story on KMBC quoted Mission’s Unleashed pet rescue and adoption founder Danielle Reno as saying the practice of using a gas chamber for euthanizing animals is not humane. The practice is still allowed in Kansas, but a bill in the Kansas Legislature would ban the practice. [Some Kansas shelters still use gas chambers to put animals down – KMBC]

15th annual Prairie Village Earth Fair set for April 30. Organizers of the 15th annual Prairie Village Earth Fair have announced that this year’s event will take place Saturday, April 30. The theme for this year’s fair, which is put on by the city of Prairie Village and SM East, is “May the Earth Be With You — Come to the Green Side.”

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