Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Joey Wentz throwing a bullpen session in Florida. Photo via Jeff Morris (@_jeff_morris) on Twitter.
Joey Wentz throwing a bullpen session in Florida. Photo via Jeff Morris (@_jeff_morris) on Twitter.

Wentz makes professional debut, striking out four in Gulf Coast League game. SM East graduate and Atlanta Braves signee Joey Wentz made his first appearance in a professional baseball game on Wednesday, helping his Gulf Coast League Braves team to a 6-1 win over the Gulf Coast League Yankees. Wentz got the start for the Braves and pitched four scoreless innings, striking out four and walking one.

Prairie Village traffic stop leads to cocaine charges against teacher. A Bonner Springs kindergarten teacher has been charged with felony possession of cocaine stemming from a March 2015 traffic stop in Prairie Village. The Bonner Springs district said Karen Marshall has submitted her resignation. [Bonner Springs kindergarten teacher charged with cocaine possession – KMBC]

NEJC Representatives get credit for school finance bill. Yael Abouhalkah called out NEJC state reps. Melissa Rooker, Barbara Bollier and Stephanie Clayton, saying it was their solid leadership, along with others, that brought about the plan on school funding. “I’ve been among those who dubbed the successful measure that eventually emerged in Topeka the “Rooker plan,” irritating her critics,” he says in the column.” [How the good old GOP boys got beat in Topeka and Kansas kids won – The Kansas City Star]

Johnson County in “urgent” need of election workers. The Johnson County Election Office says it still needs more than 2,000 workers to man the polls for the August 2 and November 8 elections. Election workers earn a stipend of at least $135 for their service on each election day. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter in Johnson County, be registered in the election worker pool, complete a training course, and receive a polling place assignment from the election office. For more information, check out the Election Office’s worker portal here.

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