Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Lancers head coach Dustin Delaney says he’s bullish on the team’s offense this year.

Lancers football team poised for explosive year on offense. SM East head coach Dustin Delaney tells 810 Varsity that he feels this year’s football team has the most potential on offense of any team he’s seen during his time at the school — and that includes the two teams that make state championship appearances. “I feel offensively, with our skill kids, this is the best offense we’ve had while I’ve been at East,” Delaney told reporter Chad Rader. “This is the best set of backs since I’ve been here.” The Lancers open their 2016 season September 2 against Olathe South. [Lancers look for explosive year — 810 Varsity]

Days after Prairie Village moves away from Deffenbaugh, company forced to apologize to Overland Park for service. Deffenbaugh’s parade of mea culpas continued Wednesday as company representatives appeared before the Overland Park city council to apologize for persistent pickup problems that have frustrated residents there. The meeting came just two days after the city of Prairie Village moved to take its trash service contract away from Deffenbaugh and award it to Republic. [Deffenbaugh issues apology, vows improvement in Overland Park — KMBC]

New Horizons band and beginner lessons to start. Dig out the old instrument or pick up a new one. If you are over 50, the New Horizons band rehearsals start Aug. 30 at the Roeland Park Community Center. The band is currently open to anyone with an instrument and some musical background. The Aug. 30 rehearsal starts at 6 p.m. Beginner lessons also are available and will start at the same time as the band rehearsals.

Prairie Village issues reminder on Emerald Ash Borer program. After receiving several calls from residents, the city of Prairie Village and the Johnson County Extension Office have issued a reminder about the city’s plan to address the Emerald Ash Borer infestation, including information about what trees the city is responsible for and what trees homeowners are responsible for, and what treatment options are available. [Emerald Ash Borer reminders — City of Prairie Village]

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