Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Election Office still seeking poll workers for November election. The Johnson County Election Office has renewed its call for election day poll workers as November 8 nears. The Election Office says it needs another 300 individuals to staff the polls next month. Election workers receive a stipend of $135 for the day’s work. You can find more information about how to become an election worker here.

Lancers stay perfect on season. In a game featuring plenty of offense, SM East topped SM West 6-3 Monday evening to improve to 9-0 on the season. The Lancers fell behind early but tied the game two minutes later on a goal from senior Grayson Rapp.  Seniors Will Krebs and Clayton Phillips added goals to put East up 3-1 at the half. Minutes into the second half, Rapp scored again. But West followed with two quick goals to close the score to 4-3. East pulled away with a top shelf strike from junior Cooper McCullough off an assist from junior Sam Thompson. And Phillips followed with a final goal. The Lancers play again at 7 p.m. tonight against Olathe North at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex, 95th Street and Nieman Road.

Mission’s Acendas Travel acquires Minnesota company. Mission-based Acendas Travel has acquired Edina Travel in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota for an undisclosed amount. [Mission-based Acendas Travel acquires Minnesota agency — Kansas City Business Journal]

Prairie Village Tree Board holding fall tree seminar. The Prairie Village Tree Board will be holding its annual fall seminar on Wednesday featuring two tree experts who will discuss current trends in landscaping and plant materials. The events is at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Village Community Center.

Yoder endorsed by sheriffs from three counties. Sheriffs Frank Denning of Johnson County, Don Ash of Wyandotte County, and Frank Kelly of Miami County on Monday announced that they were endorsing Rep. Kevin Yoder to reelection for Kansas’s Third District. The sheriffs issued the following statement: “We are proud to endorse Congressman Kevin Yoder for reelection. He is a vital partner at the federal level in helping us achieve our mission of ensuring our communities are safe and secure and has steadfastly stood by law enforcement throughout our recent tragic losses of three officers. The Third District couldn’t ask for a better representative in Congress.”

Roeland Park offering drug disposal opportunity. People can safely dispose of their unused or expired medications on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Price Chopper, 4950 Roe Blvd.

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