The bench is back in Roeland Park. The very nice bench accompanying a Little Free Library at 3604 W 48th Street in Roeland Park that went missing over the weekend is back home. Owner Jill Clements’ second-grade son built the bench with his grandfather as part of a citizenship project at school, and was surprised to see it missing from her front yard. It turned out that someone had thought it was set out by the curb for free pickup. When they heard the bench wasn’t up for grabs, they let the city know they were bringing the bench back. It’s home now.
PV native earns NCAA All-American distinction. Prairie Village native Ross Guignon and his doubles partner at the University of Illinois are among the top seeds in the NCAA tennis tournament, to be played May 21-26 in Athens, Ga. Guignon and Tim Kopinski went 8-1 in the Big Ten this season, and earn All-American status with their NCAA tournament seeding. Guignon is a junior at Illinois who played at the Kansas City United Tennis academy.
SM East tops Sunflower League golf after two rounds. The Lancers boys golf team was in great form Monday at the Olathe North Invitational played at Falcon Ridge Golf Course. SM East won the team competition, besting Lawrence Free State by three strokes with a total score of 319. The win puts the Lancers in control of the Sunflower League as they head into the final of three League tournaments May 14 at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. SM East is in first place after the two league tournaments with a total score of 627. Olathe East is in second at 652. Worth Blackman, 77, John Sallaz, 79, Johnnie Norton, 81 and Andy Spencer, 82, all finished among the top ten individuals at the Olathe North Invitational.
Anti-bullying program seeks groups to present to. A new program focused on educating Johnson County residents about the effects of bullying is seeking local groups to present to. Banishing Bullying Behavior is a program developed by the Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood in Overland Park, and is designed to raise awareness. So far, the group has given 43 presentations and reached more than 700 people. If you have a group that you think would benefit from BBB’s anti-bullying presentation, contact Carol Yarmo at 913-642-1199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.