Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Roeland Park councilors Becky Fast and Michael Poppa, SM North player Malik Davis, coaches Anthony Wesson and Dustin Wieneke and Mayor Joel Marquardt with the proclamation Monday.

SM North champion basketball team honored in Roeland Park. The championship SM North boys basketball team was honored by a proclamation declaring May 22 to May 28 their week in Roeland Park. The proclamation notes that team captains Marcus and Michael Weathers are Roeland Park residents.

SM East grad officially files for senate run by petition. SM East graduate Logan Heley last week formally submitted a petition with nearly 1,300 signatures on it to the Secretary of State’s office, serving as his filing for the District 21 Kansas senate seat occupied by Greg Smith.

More SM East students earn perfect ACT scores. In addition to the four students we told you about in Friday’s roundup, SM East had two more junior earn perfect scores in certain ACT categories. James Dod got a perfect 36 in the Science section and Michael Poores was flawless in Reading.

Mission Parks plan presentation tonight. The findings of the Mission Parks Master Plan update process will be presented at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. The meeting will start with a brief presentation from the park consultants. City staff will be on hand after that to answer questions about the plan and talk with residents.

Vernon leaving Merriam for Winter Park. Gerry Vernon is leaving his job as CIP director at Merriam to work in a similar position in Winter Park, Colo. Vernon had been city administrator in Mission until September of 2014.

Merriam honors fallen officer. Mayor Ken Sissom asked the audience at the Merriam City Council meeting Monday to pause for a moment of silence to honor fallen KCK police detective Brad Lancaster who was killed in the line of duty Monday.

Bollier, Wolf to hold legislative wrap up forum Thursday. Rep. Barbara Bollier and Sen. Kay Wolf will share their thoughts on the major takeaways from this legislative session at a community forum Thursday at Asbury United Methodist in Prairie Village. The forum begins at 7 p.m.

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