Shawnee Mission Rotary Club, HyVee put on “grocery grab” fundraiser for SM North’s One Stop Shop, winning ticket benefits Emmanuel Baptist. A member of Emmanuel Baptist church got a chance to pack a HyVee grocery cart with everything he could grab in five minutes as part of a “grocery grab” fundraiser organized by the Shawnee Mission Rotary Club and sponsored by HyVee, The Mission Project, Casey’s Auto and other area groups. Rotary Club members sold tickets for HyVee gift cards and a chance at the grand prize, a five minute shopping spree at the Mission HyVee. A representative of Emmanuel Baptist Church purchased the winning ticket, and member Rane West was tapped to man the spree. He filled the cart with frozen pizzas, meat, baby formula, diapers, peanut butter and coffee that will be given to members of the church congregation. Proceeds from the fundraiser to go benefit the One Stop Shop at Shawnee Mission North, where students can get a number of things, from a midday snack to school supplies to clothing for an interview.
Miege’s Cailey Grunhard named KMBC scholar athlete. Bishop Miege’s Cailey Grunhard, who has committed to swim at Notre Dame next year, was recognized as this week’s scholar-athlete of the week by KMBC. [Bishop Miege’s Cailey Grunhard named scholar athlete — KMBC]
A look at Overland Park’s history. KMBZ last week ran a piece detailing the formative days of Overland Park, which got its start when railroad magnate William Strang Jr. purchased 600 acres of land in Johnson County back in 1906. [Overland Park’s colorful history begins with 600-acre purchase — KMBZ]