Maize offense puts end to SM East baseball season. SM East’s baseball season ended Friday in the first round of the KSHSAA 6A baseball tournament at the hands of Maize. The Lancers looked solid through four innings, holding a 1-0 lead on the strength of Joey Wentz’s pitching. But Maize’s bats came to life in the fifth, when they scored four. SM East scored one in the fifth to cut the lead to 4-2, but Maize scored four more in the sixth, putting the game out of reach for the Lancers. Maize faces top seed Manhattan in the second game of tournament play today. Manhattan defeated 9-13 Junction City Thursday 1-0.
Prairie Village flies Ukrainian flag in support of sister city. Prairie Village’s Sister City Committee arranged to have the Ukrainian flag fly at city hall over the weekend in a show of support for Dolyna, PV’s sister city in central Ukraine. Mayor Ron Shaffer also issued a proclamation in support of democracy in the country on the even of their elections last weekend: “The City of Prairie Village wishes to express its support for the citizens of our Sister Cities partner, Dolyna, Ukraine, as it deals with the current disruptions in its citizens’ day-to-day lives. As the citizens of Dolyna and other cities in Ukraine pursue freedom, democracy, and amicable coexistence with other countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world, we stand with them in steadfast support of free, fair, and peaceful presidential and mayoral elections on May 25, 2014.”
Mission reopens some roads, closes others. Progress on road construction projects in the heart of Mission continue. The city reopened Lamar in all directions earlier this week and closed a section of Beverly in preparation for demolition work there. Closures at Woodson and Outlook have been reopened as well.
KosherFest coming to PV Sunday. The Art Show isn’t the only festival in Prairie Village this weekend. Congregation Ohev Shalmon will hold KosherFest, a celebration of Kosher foods and Jewish culture, this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. [KosherFest 2014 set for Sunday in Prairie Village — KCTV5]