Blue Angels perform in Kansas City

Kansas City: It’s the coolest

 Kansas City is the most up-and-coming city in the country, according to the Huffington Post. Allen Brewer Flickr-CC

Kansas City is the most up-and-coming city in the country, according to the Huffington Post.
Allen Brewer Flickr-CC

From the Huffington Post

Kansas City is the most up-and-coming city in the country, according to a new ranking list.

The Huffington Post ranked Kansas City as the most exciting, “it” city in the United States. The food, Midwestern hospitality and music were all highlighted as reasons to visit the metro area.

“Get to the Green Lady Lounge for some jazz, eat awesome BBQ at Q39, and don’t forget to check out the historic City Market,” Huffington Post Associate Lifestyle Editor Carly Ledbetter wrote. “The food is amazing, nearly everything is affordable, and the people are nice.”

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Clinic set for disabled Kansas City duffers

Hit the links June 20 for ‘All Can Golf Players’ Clinic’ and tourney

Freelance writer/editor

Join us June 20 for the “All Can Play Golf Players’ Clinic” just before the start of the “Third Annual Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association Golf Tournament.”

Meet Anthony Netto, founder of the Paramobile assistive mobility device & The Stand Up and Play Foundation. The Paramobile provides users greater freedom, independence and quality of life. Judge for yourself, or ask Jason Ross.

Marine Staff Sergeant Jason Ross lost both his legs in Afghanistan, but he can still enjoy a day at the beach with his family and his Paramobile. The Paramobile comes to Kansas City June 20 to hit the links. Continue reading

24th anniversary of two unsolved Johnson County murders

May 30 marked the 24th anniversary of two unsolved murders in Johnson County.

Christina Brandolese was found murdered at about 7:45 a.m. on May 30, 1989 in the 26000 block of 199th St. in rural Johnson County.  Three days later on June 2, 1989, Candice Fisher was found in the 25500 block of West 191st St.  Both women died of blunt force trauma and officers believe the murders are connected. Continue reading

County transit event canceled; enhanced bus service ready to roll

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Johnson County’s new Mission Transit Center, scheduled for Friday (May 31) morning, has been canceled because of the threat of inclement weather. The event will take place at a later date.

An enhanced public transportation service, providing  new bus stops and park-and-ride facilities in Johnson County, is ready to roll with the opening of the new Mission Transit Center.

The Transit Center, 5251 Johnson Drive, in Mission, will serve as Johnson County Transit’s (JCT) new public transition hub, replacing the six-year-old hub at the Northeast Johnson County Offices, 6000 Lamar Avenue. Continue reading

Unruh and Orner serve where needed most

Submitted by MidAmerica Nazarene University

mnu servesTwo MNU alumni are putting their expertise to work for Heart to Heart International’s tornado relief efforts in Moore, Okla. Erik Unruh, a 2010 grad with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, is a program specialist whose job is coordinating Heart to Heart’s mobile medical program in Kansas City.

The former ER nurse normally works with local “safety net clinics,” clinics committed to helping the under and uninsured in Kansas City, to increase their capacity to serve patients with the use of additional equipment and volunteer medical professionals. That work is on hold now while Erik takes on the role of incident commander for Heart to Heart’s crisis operation deployed to assist tornado victims in Moore. Erik is in Olathe at the organization’s headquarters overseeing the entire disaster response. The gargantuan tasks include logistics of equipment, supplies and personnel for the mobile medical unit. Continue reading

Just under the wire; OP couple packing to move ASAP

Freelance writer/editor

Facing an 8 a.m. eviction today, Thursday, May 16, an Overland Park U.S. Army veteran and his wife, who has dementia, have been busy packing up a lifetime of possessions to avoid being escorted out of their home by Johnson County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

“I’m 90 percent sure we have a place to stay,” the Army veteran said Wednesday in a telephone interview.

For now, it appears as if the immediate troubles facing Robert “Bob” Millard, 88, a stateside medical technician during World War II, and his wife Dolores, a homemaker with advanced stage dementia, are over.

Only days ago, the Millards faced the prospect of being evicted with no place to go. And no Plan B.

But for weeks, health aides have been scrambling behind the scenes on behalf of the couple to find a solution to their dilemma. Continue reading

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