Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

St. Rose Philippine opened in Mission Woods in 2013.
St. Rose Philippine opened in Mission Woods in 2013.

Catholic church files lawsuit against city of Mission Woods for religious discrimination. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas late last week filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Mission Woods, the tiny northeast Johnson County town of just under 200 people, of religious discrimination for rejecting an application to convert a single family home in the city into additional church space. [Roman Catholic archdiocese accuses city of Mission Woods of religious discrimination — The Kansas City Star]

Bollier featured in New Yorker piece looking at Medicaid expansion push. The New Yorker’s Benjamin Wallace-Wells on Friday published an exploration of the apparent political tilt toward the center in Kansas represented by the easy passage of a Medicaid expansion bill in both the House and the Senate last week. “The moderate coalition that voted to expand Medicaid coverage was led by a retired anesthesiologist, Republican Barbara Bollier, who had been kicked off the Health Committee when the State Assembly was in more radical hands,” he wrote. [How moderates took back Kansas — The New Yorker]

Shawnee Mission East golfer Andy Scholz downs chip at Augusta, but falls in Drive, Chip and Putt tiebreaker. Shawnee Mission East sophomore Andy Scholz had one of the highlights of the PGA’s Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National over the weekend — but came up just short of taking the title in the boys 14-15 division. Scholz knocked in a chip on his second try of the day, helping propel him to the top of the standings. But he couldn’t get past Mason Quagliata of Arizona in a tiebreaker, and had to settle for second place overall. The video of Scholz’s chip is below: