Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Scouts from Village Presbyterian and St. Ann worked at Taliaferro Park in Prairie Village over the weekend. Submitted photo.
Scouts from Village Presbyterian and St. Ann worked at Taliaferro Park in Prairie Village over the weekend. Submitted photo.

Local scouts work to beautify Prairie Village park. Boy scouts from troop 98 from St. Ann Catholic Church and troop 91 from Village Presbyterian Church spent part of their Saturday spreading mulch around trees and landscaping beds at Taliaferro Park in Prairie Village. It was the eighth year in a row scouts from the two troops worked on a park beautification project as part of the Heart of America organization’s annual Dig KC day.

Lancers, Pembroke Hill to face off in LAKC semi-finals. The defending LAKC champion Lancer lacrosse team will face a familiar foe Wednesday in this year’s semi-finals. The Lancers defeated Northland on Friday to earn a spot in the final four, where they’ll square off against perennial rival Pembroke Hills. The game will be at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, following the semi-final between Rockhurst and Blue Valley.

SM North’s Robert Collins participates in Governor’s Scholars Awards Program. SM North student Robert Collins was among the select group of high school seniors to attend the Governor’s Scholars Awards Program last weekend in Topeka. The program honors students among top 1 percent of academic performers in the state. The program is put on by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force.

Johnson County issues health advisory after sewer overflow in Prairie Village and Mission Hills. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment this weekend issued an advisory for residents who live near Brush Creek between 55th Street and 75th Street along Mission Road after they detected a sanitary sewer overflow. “The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment advises individuals to have no contact with Brush Creek at this location until further notice. Residents are also advised to keep their pets from making contact with the water. Signage has been posted in this area along the creek,” read the advisory. Johnson County Wastewater is working to determine the cause of the overflow and to monitor water quality.