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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Keeping kids safe online is focus of Oct. 15 parents course

Parents of children and teens will learn important information about internet safety at a course provided by Lee’s Summit CARES. Parents’ Guide to Internet Safety will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Lee’s Summit Police Department, 10 NE Tudor Road. Cost for the 90-minute class is $10 per person, and scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.

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School safety forum heavy on good intentions, somewhat lean on details

There are two things I can predict with some degree of certainty regarding school security in Lee’s Summit. First, don’t look for metal detectors to be installed in any of our buildings. Secondly, as long as Dennis Carpenter is superintendent, we won’t be arming our teachers.

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R-7 Schools & LS Police Department join forces to present A Community Conversation on School Safety

The community is invited to attend A Community Conversation on School Safety from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 25 at the Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St.  The event is co-hosted by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and the Lee’s Summit Police Department.

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LS voters approve bond issue for public safety improvements

If you're paying attention to recent trends, it should come as no surprise to hear Lee's Summit voters approved the no-tax increase bond measure last week. The overwhelming number of "yes" votes (36,713 votes or nearly 80 percent) will make $14.5 million available for public safety improvements in Lee's Summit.

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Election day is Tuesday — Voters to tackle several state & local issues

Voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of several state and local issues. In addition to making their presidential and United States Senate and House selections, voters face a slew of choices for various state-level offices as well as five proposed amendments to the Missouri constitution, one state-wide proposition, one local question, and a special election for a tax increase for the Consolidated Library District No. 3.

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