Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Dan Blom - March 24, 2017 7:00 am
Seniors for SM East with Coach Shawn Hair: Team Manager Chace Prothe, Liam George, Lane Johnston, Coach Shawn Hair, Stanley Morantz, Trevor Thompson, Connor Rieg.
Seniors for SM East with Coach Shawn Hair: Team Manager Chace Prothe, Liam George, Lane Johnston, Coach Shawn Hair, Stanley Morantz, Trevor Thompson, Connor Rieg. Photo provided.

SM East boys basketball celebrates the season. The Shawnee Mission East boys basketball team ended the year 13-9 and made it to the championship of the Sub-state, falling to 6A runner-up Lawrence. Coach Shawn Hair captured his 400th career win along the way. Varsity letters were earned by all five seniors (Liam George, Lane Johnston, Stanley Morantz, Connor Rieg, and Trevor Thompson) and seven underclassmen (Kelyn Bolton, Seamus Carroll, Will Curran, Ben Dollar, Anderson Maddox, Jack Schoemann, and Jack Workman). More than 130 players, coaches and family members attended the End of Season Banquet Wednesday.The night was capped off by a highlight video (produced by SME parent, Brian Libeer) which can be seen here.

It’s a sell-out in Roeland Park. The Spring Wine Fling planned for Saturday night at the Roeland Park Community Center is sold out. The benefit to raise money for a shelter at R Park is sponsored by the Citizens Fundraising Initiative for R Park. No tickets will be sold at the door because the event, featuring wine, food and music, has reached the capacity set by the fire marshall.

Overland Park focus turns to helping residents after fire. After Monday’s major fire, the city has shifted its effort to working with affected residents. “The CityPlace Fire incident command responsibility has shifted from the Fire Department to the Planning and Development Services Department.  Planning and Development Services initiated its emergency operations plan late Monday,” the city said in a release. “Follow-up contact with owners or residents of the 25 homes damaged or destroyed by Monday’s eight-alarm accidental fire is proceeding to initiate repairs and rebuilding efforts. A map of the damaged property has been posted here with more information.

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Three northeast Johnson County zip codes among wealthiest 25 in KC metro. Northeast Johnson County contains three of the 25 wealthiest zip codes in

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Rosehill Elementary students honored for inventive steering design. Two groups of second graders from Rosehill Elementary school received recognition for their submissions to the

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

NEJC schools put their robots to the test. SM East, SM North and Bishop Miege were among the 60 high school robotics teams that

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission North grad Jazmin Williams impresses in freshman campaign at Emporia State. 2016 Shawnee Mission North graduate Jazmin Williams was the standout athlete

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Mission planning for DUI saturation patrols Friday and Saturday. Mission police this weekend will be using state funds to finance two DUI saturation patrols,

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Overland Park Fire Department lifts burn ban for OP, Merriam. The Overland Park Fire Marshall on Monday lifted the burn ban put into place

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission East grad Grace Pickell receives Big 12’s highest academic honor. SM East graduate and University of Kansas high jumper Grace Pickell is

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission North QB Schneider named 2016 Dylan Meier-Get Busy Livin’ Player of the Year. SM North senior Will Schneider has another honor for

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission North grad Michael Weathers named to MAC All-Freshman team. Shawnee Mission North graduate Michael Weathers, who with his brother Marcus helped propel

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Shawnee Mission East dancers place among top five in National Dance Alliance finals. Shawnee Mission East’s Lancer Dancers continued a tradition of excellence over