Sam Mellinger

In trading for Ben Zobrist, Royals’ front office again has players’ backs

Adding another key piece via trade in the do-everything Ben Zobrist, the Kansas City Royals again show themselves to be a club that is very clearly chasing the highest goals. A year after the players had the front office’s back, in other words, the favor has been returned.

Eat & Drink

Small farms band together to grow their connections to consumers who hunger for local food

Small producers are looking for ways to get their locally produced food products into the kitchens of hungry consumers. A food hub for distribution and collection is in the works for 2016. In the meantime, several food entrepreneurs are forging their own models.

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Mainline Presbyterian members win lawsuit over control of Overland Park church

Heartland Presbytery, a regional body of Presbyterian Church USA, had sued members who last year broke away and joined the more conservative ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. At issue was control of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley and its property. Heartland is willing to work with the ECO faction, allowing its members to worship at the church until it finds a new home.


Cowboy churches in Kansas and Missouri find their own trail to faith

Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.

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Lewis Diuguid

Cuba is poised for change with new diplomatic ties

Our first glimpse of Cuba’s future occurred at the airport in Tampa, Fla. The checked bags and packages of Cubans returning to Havana included large flat-screen TVs, electronics, appliances and shrink-wrapped large luggage loaded with consumer items that they couldn’t get in their country.

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