A bus driver with the Apple Bus Company is being called a hero for saving a bus load of school children from a fully engulfed fire Thursday afternoon. The children attend Warford Elementary School in the Hickman Mills C-1 School District. It happened just after 3 p.m. near Grandview Road and Cypress Avenue.
Central High School had once been known for its Marching Eagles. But like other high schools in the Kansas City School District, its music program was whittled away due to a lack of funding and declining enrollment. Principal Anthony Madry, once a top college musician and a former band director, hired band director Osmond Fisher to resurrect the instrumental music program and the Marching Eagles. Six-weeks into the school year, the students are progressing and plan to make their debut during the school's homecoming on Saturday, the first time in 10 years Central will have a marching band on the field. "The band is the face of any school," said Madry, who hopes the band will help unite the community and foster a sense of school pride. Story by Mara Williams. Video by Tammy Ljungblad.
The Star's Jill Silva delves into the finer points of ramen. Her guide: chef Patrick Curtis, owner of Shio Ramen Shop at 3605 Broadway. Shio, the only KC shop that makes its own noodles. You'll want to see how fresh noodles are made and learn about the different broths and toppings on the menu.