The Lee’s Summit Symphony opens its 17th season on Saturday, Sept. 21 with “Intergalactic Reunion: A Return to the Mothership.” The concert will feature space-themed music and video settings.Read More
Lee’s Summit community members are encouraged to nominate individuals demonstrating strength of character for the annual Reflections of Character Award. The awards program is sponsored by Lee’s Summit CARES, a non-profit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting.Read More
We all watched in horror that fateful morning as the towers crumbled in front of our eyes — towers that once stood as powerful symbols of the American workforce, prosperity and spirit. We all watched as countless lives were taken with each floor that collapsed upon the next.Read More
For me, Labor Day always comes near the anniversary of when I formed my company, and is a yearly reminder (along with so many other daily reminders) of why I went into business for myself and what it means to form a company, be a part of the economy and take pride in not only holding up your own name, but the brand you’re building as a business.Read More
She doesn’t know the plane ride makes me a little anxious. She has no idea I am watching not only her every move, but the move of those around her in this big city. But I am also observing her wonder, her wide eyes and her inquisitive nature when it comes to every building, each corner or block we passed and cultures and customs and people new to her.Read More
Summit Christian Academy sophomore Hudson Harris will be starring in the upcoming movie, “The Favorite.” The film stars John Schneider and Tyron Woodley (UFC Welterweight Champion), and is the story of the Bernard brothers, Luke and Benjamin, who both seek to be their father’s favorite son. After a tragic accident, one brother fights for his life and everyone is left praying for a miracle. In the end, the family finds both physical and spiritual renewal.Read More
Parents of young children have the opportunity to attend a popular Love and Logic parenting course geared specifically toward birth through age 6. Early Childhood: Parenting Made Fun will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 8, at Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center, 905 NE Bluestem.Read More
The University of Central Missouri’s Lee’s Summit campus is offering a new prep course designed for human resources professionals preparing for the Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) exams.Read More
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department received phone notification of an automatic fire alarm at International Children’s Academy at 12:02 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.
When the pumper assigned to investigate the alarm arrived on scene at 12:09, they reported smoke showing and upgraded the incident to a first alarm or working fire. Upon crew entry to the structure, fire was identified in a space between the ceiling and roof. Interior conditions rapidly worsened to the point that crews had no visibility.
The decision was made by the Incident Commander to have crews back out of the structure because of building size, construction type, location of the fire and risk of potential roof collapse.
Soon after crews exited, the fire had burned through the roof. The fire was then brought under control and extinguished. The structure and contents sustained significant damage.
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department operations were supported by the Lee’s Summit Police Department who secured the perimeter while fire crews were working to control the fire.
The investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire is currently ongoing.
A local resident is putting on his helmet and encouraging bikers and community members to take a ride for a local charity. Robert Buchanan, a Lee’s Summit resident and military veteran, is organizing the Saturday, Aug. 31 Ride for Lee’s Summit, a 100-mile bike ride spanning from Lee’s Summit to Pleasant Hill, Lexington, north of Oak Grove and finishing at Fringe Beerworks in downtown Lee’s Summit.Read More
In keeping with its tradition of giving back, Budget Blinds of Lee's Summit has dedicated the upcoming downtown Lee's Summit Fourth Friday event to a local charity — Coldwater of Lee’s Summit.Read More
On the heels of a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Lee’s Summit R-7 School District director of technology Dr. Amy Gates, the district now finds itself as a defendant in yet another case, this time for race discrimation and violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act.Read More
A racial discrimination claim has resulted in another lawsuit being filed against the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. The filing stems from a complaint from Danielle Nixon, who says she was not considered for the role of Executive Director of Public Relations because of race.Read More
As seniors prepare to go beyond the campus of SCA after graduation, the SCA senior mission trip is an opportunity to build class leadership, unity, spiritual and personal leadership as well as helping a community in need.Read More
The 2019-20 school year at Summit Christian Academy began on August 14 with many historic milestones. Founded in 1989 with 32 students as a community school, the school is celebrating their 30th Anniversary year in the Lee’s Summit community, with a record-enrollment of 837 preschool-12th grade students.Read More
The University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy are partnering to launch a new program focusing on avionics and unmanned aircraft systems (drones) career pathways. The two educational leaders are seeking individuals working in the avionics industry to join an Avionics Advisory Board for the program.Read More
Craig Faith made a vote heard ‘round Lee’s Summit back in April when the council and community were battling over whether or not to approve a TIF and development plan for CityScape to build a multi-family complex at Second and Douglas streets in downtown Lee’s Summit.Read More
Craig Faith, who represents District 2, announced last week he would be stepping away from elected office at the end of this term.Read More
A celebration took place Tuesday at ULTRAX Aerospace, where a group of interns recently completed a summer internship program for the company which creates mission-critical maintenance and sustainment technologies for aircraft and fleets.Read More
Colby Jacquemin is only 17 years old, but he is already gaining valuable on-the-job training to prepare him for his future career.Read More