Funds available for minor home repairs in Lee’s Summit

The City of Lee’s Summit is helping low- and moderate-income residents repair their homes. The City is accepting applications now through Aug. 30 for its Minor Home Repair Program, which awards up to $10,000 to qualified residents for certain home repairs and up to $3,000 for private sanitary sewer improvements.

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First two in the council swimming pool

Randy Rhoads taught us long ago that jumping into the city race early can’t hurt your chances. When the then-District 2 Lee’s Summit Councilman fired the first shot in August of 2009 for the 2010 mayoral race against longtime Mayor Karen Messerli, it marked perhaps the earliest we received such an announcement for a city race.

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Does Lion’s Den demolition portend progress on outdoor space?

From residents to council members to business owners in downtown, there are a lot of people in the dark about just what exactly is happening with the $600,000 Downtown Lee’s Summit Performance Space project that was placed on the April 2013 ballot and passed overwhelmingly by the voters.

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‘Tis the season for softball

In the course of a game, I’m encouraging her to charge and scoop up the ball, throw to first, catch it, hustle, keep her elbow up a bit, bend her knees, back up the third baseman and choose her pitches wisely. Then, I wonder why she doesn’t let the ball rolling down the first base line go foul. Yep, that’s when the voice pops in my head: “John, you idiot, she’s only 8.”

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UCM Lee’s Summit to co-host FranklinCovey workshop on July 31

The University of Central Missouri will co-host a 4DX Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 31 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, UCM’s Lee’s Summit location. The event will be led by Chris McChesney, a Wall Street Journal No. 1 national best-selling author.

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Ugly e-mails, Sheriff’s Tweets, superintendent protection

When you factor in threatening behavior, law enforcement and the politicization of our district issues, we collectively must say — or rather shout — “enough!”

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The fighting has been in public, why not let us in on the plans to make up?

The teachers, the community, the entire Kansas City metro area sat and waited all day June 4 for word from the Stansberry Leadership Center. All. Day.

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