An act of kindness surrounding a Royals game provided a lift when he needed it most

On September 4, 2013, my buddy Dylan texted me, asking if I’d be interested in a Royals game a week from Monday. I told him probably not, as that day was the start of my second round of chemo. When I found out I’d be attending in the press box courtesy of Sam Mellinger and the Royals, however, I changed my tune.


Cowboy rounds up two boys needing a home and a family

Team members at the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association went deep into two brothers’ family tree in search of a potential home. They found Uncle Ken — Ken Hunt. “It wasn’t a matter of ‘I need to do this,’” he said. “I had to do this.”

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To mourn and honor loved ones, more people go running

Sara Kindler is organizing a September 5K walk/run to honor husband Zach, who died last August. It will join a list of such events that area residents have started to heighten awareness of sometimes obscure medical conditions, raise money for research and bring continued meaning to a life cut short.

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New Grandview venue offers breakfast, blues & BBQ

Livingston’s Breakfast Blues & BBQ opened this week just south of the new Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview. The locally owned restaurant offers ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, ham or turkey sandwiches and more, including blues on Friday and Saturday nights.

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