A panel of experts will discuss the enduring influence of World War I on Sunday in a conference that will be open to the public at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial as well as streamed live online at www.theworldwar.org and worldwar-1centennial.org.
The story of Union Station will be depicted in a huge digital projection onto the facade of the historic depot in a celebration of its centennial on Sept. 5. Organizers also promise a national music act and fireworks for the free community party that is being timed to coincide with First Friday in the Crossroads and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Red Friday bash ahead of the football team’s home opener.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation this week released the 25th edition of its Kids Count Data Book. Kansas ranked 15th while Missouri ranked 29th. The highest-ranked states were Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa. The lowest-ranked states were Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi.
Emergency medicine residents from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine watched as Grandview firefighters demonstrated how victims are removed from a serious accident at Lazer Tow Service in Grandview. They were taking part in the school's first ever Emergency Medical Services Field Day. It's designed to help young doctors understand how patients have been cared for before they reach the emergency room.
The order, issued March 23 by arbitrator Hollis Hanover, stems from a lawsuit filed three years ago alleging that the diocese and Bishop Robert Finn violated parts of a 2008 settlement. The issue that sparked the concerns was the diocese’s failure to immediately report the Rev. Shawn Ratigan after finding disturbing images of young girls on the priest’s laptop computer in late 2010.
Beginning Friday afternoon, Family Health Care, a safety net health care center on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan., will be holding a weekly clinic for people who want to take Truvada, which can cut the risk of infection by 90 percent or more.
The Missouri school board decided to wait for more data to consider the district’s request. The board’s decision means the school district, at least for now, will have to allow student transfers under state law.
The Blue Hills neighborhood is raising money for day care provider, whose vision was to buy and rehab three houses near her business, Luv Does Matter. An arson fire damaged one house badly enough that it will be razed.
Lee’s Summit district bus driver Rudy Rhodes recognized as Missouri’s driver of the year. He started the Book Buddies program at Prairie View Elementary School where he and other drivers spend time with the students weekly on a rotating basis.