Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Rep. Stephanie Clayton.
Rep. Stephanie Clayton.

Capital-Journal editorial board gets behind Clayton’s effort to remove ability to introduce bills anonymously. The Topeka Capital-Journal’s editorial board this week said it supported Overland Park Rep. Stephanie Clayton’s proposal to require lawmakers introducing legislation to put their names on it. “Lawmakers should accept the expectation that they be accountable for legislation they author, then be willing to explain their motives,” they wrote. “The people of Kansas deserve to know the identity of lawmakers who author specific legislation or even changes to legislation that is completely rewritten.” [Editorial: Anonymity should be stricken from bill authorization — Topeka Capital-Journal]

Shawnee Mission Signature Program Summit set for tonight. Middle and high school students and their families interested in the Shawnee Mission School District’s Signature Programs can learn more about them from faculty and former students at tonight’s Signature Summit. Representatives will be on hand to talk about programs in Animation and Game Design,
Biotechnology, Culinary Arts and Baking, Engineering, Medical Health Science and Project Blue Eagle. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Academic Achievement and runs through 8 p.m. [Signature Program Open House is Jan. 17 — Shawnee Mission School District]

Former Faith Lutheran organ finds new home in Ohio. An Episcopalian congregation in Butler County, Ohio, is the recipient of the pipe organ that had been inside Faith Lutheran Church in Prairie Village since 1995 following the church’s closure last year. Holy Trinity Episcopal in Oxford, Ohio, will hold a dedication ceremony for the organ next month. [Used pipe organ was a bargain for Oxford church — Journal-News]

Shawnee native makes dean’s list at LeTourneau University. Shawnee native and 2017 Maranatha Christian Academy graduate Ryan Fitzgerald has been named to the dean’s list at LeTourneau University in Longview, Tex., for achieving a grade point average above 3.5 his first semester in college.