Your daily planner for Wednesday, Dec. 15: Jason Sudeikis, ‘Ted Lasso’ earn Golden Globe nods

Nothing quite says it's the holidays in Johnson County like a 1950s-era vintage truck decked out in Christmas flair. This fully restored Chevy Apache sits on a festive front lawn in northeast Johnson County. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

Hey everyone, it’s Kyle, with a roundup of what’s going on this blustery Wednesday, Dec. 15. First, the weather …

Forecast: 💨 It’s going to be seriously windy today. A high wind warning from the National Weather Service is in effect until midnight tonight. Expect sustained winds of 30-40 miles per hour throughout the day with some gusts topping 60 miles per hour. There is also a chance for scattered thunderstorms later this evening. We could also set a record with today’s high possibly hitting 70. 


  • Shawnee Rocks the Lights 2021, the city’s annual contest for holiday light displays, runs through tomorrow, Dec. 17. Any Shawnee resident who wants to compete for three swag bags can send a picture to The city asks that contestants submit only one picture, so make it merry! In the meantime, check out the other submissions so far. 
  • The city of Roeland Park has begun hiring lifeguards for the 2022 summer season. Those interested can apply online at or email Tony Nichols at
  • Shawnee is also looking for volunteers to fill an open seat on the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The city needs a community member to represent Ward 2 on the board, which meets on the first Thursday of every month. Find out more information here.


  • For the second year in a row, Johnson County native Jason Sudeikis has been nominated for Best Actor in a TV comedy series for his portrayal of soccer coach Ted Lasso. Sudeikis won the Golden Globe earlier this year in that same category. “Ted Lasso,” the show itself, is up once again for Best TV Comedy Series. [New York Times]
  • The principal of Indian Hills Middle School in Prairie Village said school was safe to attend after officials there reportedly received a threat late Monday afternoon. Prairie Village Police investigated the threat and determined the school building was safe for classes to go on as normal Tuesday. [Fox 4]
  • The Fairway City Council unanimously approved a public hearing for Monday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. regarding the Fairway Corporate Center redevelopment. Overland Park-based EPC Real Estate Group is proposing a $65 million, 221-unit apartment complex for “active adults” in the former office building on Shawnee Mission Parkway. See our earlier coverage.