Lora Ceperley and Dana Buckner, one in Kansas City, the other in Seattle, emailed for four months, then began talking on the phone. Soon they realized their friendship was deepening and they were in love.
During the fall semester of 1999, Rachel McQuown didn’t see Ben Linnemeyer around. As it turned out, he was avoiding her: Though he’d never asked her out, he wanted to date her and felt she’d rejected him.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Mark and Tracy had both attended Eisenhower Middle School in Kansas City, Kan., and even though they hadn’t been friends, they remembered each other. They hit it off, and at the end of the evening, Mark asked Tracy for her phone number.
Dan Gates was excited about a coming blind date. It was April 1964, and 24-year-old Dan was finishing his seminary studies in Kansas City, Kan. He had an opportunity to speak as a guest preacher in Boone, Iowa, and a friend had arranged for him to meet the host minister’s daughter, Edie Eicher, 22. That Saturday night, Dan and Edie had dinner with his friend.