Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgScouts 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.last_img read more

Stormzand qualifies for every feature during quest for Dirt Works Eastern Region ROY

first_imgNick Stormzand took the main event green in each of his 36 IMCA Modified freshman season outings and earned Dirt Works Eastern Region rookie of the year honors. He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)LOWELL, Mich. – He didn’t get a feature win but Nick Stormzand did accomplish the goal he set for himself at the start of his first IMCA Modified season.The Dirt Works Eastern Region rookie of the year qualified for the main event in all 36 starts this year, with three runner-up finishes.“These guys are always on their game but I know I’ll get a win,” the Lowell, Mich., driver said. “I knew coming in that being a rookie, it would be tough to make the show. I was hoping to make every feature and I did. I was pretty proud of that.”Stormzand logged 19 starts at Crystal Motor Speedway, where he ended fifth in the point standings, with another nine outings at Tri-City Motor Speedway and eight at I-96 Speedway. He was fifth in the Allstar Performance Michigan State points race.“The IMCA Modifieds are the most competitive division around here,” he said. “You can go anywhere around and race them and compete against the very best every weekend.”Stormzand had decided to start his own on-track career after his father, who had raced on asphalt and dirt, passed away. He ran a street stock for half a season, then wheeled a pro stock – which he likened to a cross between a Modified and a street stock – for another two seasons.Randy Ruesink and Gary VanderMark encouraged him to move to the sanctioned division.“The drivers are all really good guys and willing to help you if you need it,” Stormzand said. “IMCA Modifieds are a recognized class all across the nation and you can buy a lot of the parts you need right off the shelf. Those are two of the things I like most about it.”Starts-36Wins-0Top Fives-9HIS CREW: Wife Kendra and Kenny Ruid. HIS SPONSORS: Stormzand Asphalt, Show Boat Automotive, Ryan Excavating, Scholten Landscaping and Century Post Pub, all of Lowell; Horsepower Innovations E85 Carbs of Caledonia; Sweet Graphics, Mount Pleasant; and Dynamic Crushing of Ionia.last_img read more

The Great Race in Wellington has been cancelled

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Jordyn · 10 weeks ago But we can protest with no social distancing?? Life needs to move on enough Is enough. Report Reply 0 replies · active 10 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down young alumni · 10 weeks ago wow but we can stand together for a protest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 10 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Robert · 10 weeks ago You really going to use protesting without regard to others as an example for having the great race. The health of Sumner County citizens and keeping everyone in the county safe IS more important than this event at this time. Amazing, another person thinking only of himself with complete disregard for others. Enough already is right. I hate that all of Jack Potucek and his friends hard work is being put on hold for a year, but Jack is a great individual and extremely brilliant and his decision-making in this instance has all of our health and welfare at heart, Jordan! Think, enough is enough. You shooting for another stay at home order? That will be here again soon enough thanks to people with your self centered mentality. Report Reply 1 reply · active 8 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jason · 8 weeks ago So are you saying the we should have the Wellington Great Race this year Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release written by officials Jack Potucek and Darlene Ferguson concerning the Great Race.———The 3oth running of the Slate Creek Relay scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020, has been canceled.  The event, although sponsored by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, involves over 150 volunteers, and the close coordination of various Wellington City, Sumner County, Wellington Township and many other significant contributors.The Great Race was initiated at the Slate Creek Depot in 1976. Jack Potucek reported a series of difficult meetings and conversations have taken place resulting in the decision to cancel the race.  The on-going phase-out requirements of COVID-19, and the uncertainty of complying with the ever-changing requirements, make it difficult to justify exposing race participants, officials, supporting municipal and county departments and spectators (estimated at over a thousand at last year’s race) to unsafe circumstances.  Race officials advise that the relay is impossible to postpone to a later date due to many team members of college-age returning to campus in mid-August.On behalf of the Chamber and all affiliated with the race, we sincerely regret the cancellation of this enjoyable event.  All involved look forward to returning to the nine-mile race course with enthusiasm on July 31, 2021.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more