Culinary arts students in the Shawnee Mission School District started the school year in the new Center for Academic Achievement, which includes a 11,000-square-foot space for a bakery, coffee shop and restaurant.
Thomas Swartz, one of two openly gay Kearney High School graduates whose senior quotes were secretly removed from the annual yearbook, spoke to the Kearney board of education Wednesday at Kearney High School. Both students provided quotes to celebrate their sexual orientation but found only blanks under their pictures when they received their yearbooks.
The Village of Ferrelview, Mo., east of Kansas City International Airport, is in turmoil over the reported rape of a 14-year-old girl allegedly by the son of the board of trustees' chairwoman, Theresa Wilson; city finances; and the possible dismissal of Police Chief Daniel Clayton. The last board meeting on Aug. 8 erupted in pandemonium after an incendiary comment by Street Commissioner Melvin Rhodes.
The second set of Cass County remains found in April by a mushroom hunter was positively identified as Kara Kopetsky. Kopetsky went missing in 2007, and her mother and stepfather, Rhonda and Jim Beckford, have been keeping her story in the public eye. Rhonda Beckford talks about the identification of her daughter. Video by Jill Toyoshiba.
A memorial to the Loyal Women of the Old South was donated to the city in 1934, and originally place in the Country Club Plaza. It was relocated to 55th and Ward Parkway in 1958. Video by John Sleezer and Lynn Horsley/The Kansas City Star
The KCI procurement process is starting to look an awful lot like a political campaign, one that may be aimed mainly at decision-makers. Burns & McDonnell beats back claims that a KCI Partnership can offer a new terminal at KCI for far less cost.
The Park Hill School District is opening a new high school in a leased space for the 2017-18 school year. Limited to 150 incoming freshmen, LEAD Innovation Studio's emphasis is on project-based learning, personalized learning and professional experiences.