Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Delaney congratulated his team after their win in the state 6A title game in 2014.
Delaney congratulated his team after their win in the state 6A title game in 2014.

SM East football coach Dustin Delaney announces he’s headed to Colorado. Dustin Delaney, the SM East head football coach who resigned earlier this school year over concerns with administration of athletic programs in the district, announced Wednesday he had taken a job as the new head coach of Eaglecrest High School in Centennial, Colo. “My family and I are extremely honored and excited to join the Eaglecrest community,” Delaney said in a statement. “I look forward to building on the foundation that has already been set in the Raptor football program.” [Eaglecrest hires Dustin Delaney from Kansas to be its new football coach — CHSAANOW]

Bollier looks to improve process for Kansas abuse and neglect cases. Sen. Barbara Bollier was among the legislators this week to work a bill intended to improve the process for handling abuse and neglect cases in Kansas. She expressed concern that the current public notice process for announcing the state’s intent to terminate parental rights for a child could be complicated by the fact that many small towns no longer have a newspaper. [Kansas Senate bill aims to clarify abuse and neglect cases — Topeka Capital-Journal]

Shawnee Mission South helped produce Oscar contender “Call Me By Your Name.” The film “Call Me By Your Name” has generated a good deal of award-season buzz. And it has a local connection. Producer Peter Spears is a graduate of Shawnee Mission South. [Movie generating Oscar buzz was produced by Shawnee Mission South grad — Kansas City Star]

Franchise fee rebates available to qualified residents in Merriam. Merriam residents with low-to-moderate incomes may qualify for a franchise fee rebate. The city will start accepting rebate applications Feb. 1. [City of Merriam Offers Franchise Fee Rebate to Qualified Residents — City of Merriam]

Doughnut Lounge plans for Jan. 23 opening in downtown Overland Park. Doughnut Lounge, which is taking over the space vacated by El Salvadoreño, announced on its social media channels this week that its planning a 7 a.m. opening on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The restaurant, which will serve doughnuts, cocktails and breakfast items, is on Santa Fe Drive in downtown Overland Park.