Golden Ox joining the list of iconic and loved Kansas City restaurants that are gone

When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closes Saturday night, it will go the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.

University of Missouri

Missouri loses to Illinois 62-59 on last-second three-pointer

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice hit a three-pointer at the buzzer Saturday as the Tigers lost to the Fighting Illini 62-59 in the Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis. MU's Jonathan Williams scored 15 points and had eight rebounds for the Tigers, who dropped to 5-6 this season.

University of Kansas

No. 10 Kansas uses its deep bench to beat Lafayette 96-69

The 10th-ranked Jayhawks beat up Lafayette 96-69 on Saturday, and for the most part, this was not unexpected. Kansas was rested after a six-day break for final exams, and motivated to run their winning streak to eight games after surviving brutal nonconference stretch in late November and early December. But perhaps this was not exactly the expected method of dominance.

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Laura Bauer: When kids are hungry, the Kansas City area helps

That’s been demonstrated year after year since 2010, when The Star and Harvesters first partnered on the KC Challenge, a virtual food drive aimed at feeding the area’s hungriest children. In five years, you’ve donated nearly $1 million. As this year’s drive enters the final days, there’s still time to contribute.

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