Sam Mellinger

Why home-field advantage at Arrowhead may not be what you think

Do the Chiefs really enjoy a home-field advantage from the so-called Arrowhead Stadium Mystique going into their must-win showdown Sunday with the San Diego Chargers? For well over a decade, Arrowhead Stadium hasn’t always been that tough of a place for visiting teams to play.

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Lee’s Summit QB Drew Lock is The Star’s All-Metro football player of the year

While the Tigers finished only 4-6 this season, Lock led an offense that scored 33.7 points per game against some of the state’s toughest competition. Six of those 10 games came against state-ranked teams in Missouri, which made his efficiency all the more striking.

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From a Grain Valley studio just off I-70, truck driving news is on the air

For an hour each weeknight on SiriusXM, a small team of award-winning journalists and sound engineers serve up truck driving news. “Land Line Now” is stylish, in-depth reporting that aims to be the “60 Minutes” of trucking. Just how much trucking news is out there to report? Apparently enough, as the program is entering its 10th year.

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Cindy Hoedel

Cindy Hoedel: Winter’s beginning means start of my garden dreaming

The great thing about winter is that the day it starts, it feels like the end is in sight — literally. Because even though the bitterest cold and most treacherous driving conditions are probably still ahead, the days are getting longer! My favorite post-holiday pastime is ordering seeds. Seed catalogs fill me with the same excitement and hope I used to get devouring the Sears Wish Book as a child in the 1970s.

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