Kearney is growing — it was recently named by the Mid-America Regional Council as one of the fastest-growing cities in the metro area, and with that growth, many see expansion in downtown businesses. The recent burst of activity downtown has engendered what Mayor Bill Dane feels is a unique momentum at this point in the city’s history.
We may be far from the nearest ocean, but most lakes in the area have some level of sailing every weekend. In fact, many have their own sailing and yachting clubs. Some participate for the sport of it; others, just for fun. So step aboard a sailboat and ply the waters of Shawnee Mission Park Lake, Smithville Lake or Lake Jacomo, among others.
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.
Six days ago, Sarah Robinson, a single mother of six, could have been arrested for shoplifting much-needed diapers and baby wipes, but Police Officer Mark Engravalle thought otherwise. Engravalle paid for the items, and his act of generosity has prompted others to help out. On Saturday at the Roeland Park Police Department, countless residents donated cash, clothing, blankets and other items to Robinson and her children.
A year after the shooting rampage at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, the Kansas City community turned the first anniversary of the tragedy into a week of events celebrating healing and the human spirit.
Veterans — and others — who are suicidal or suffering from PTSD find healing in program led by Iraqi War veteran Adam Magers using evidence-based resiliency exercises such as equine therapy and counseling, a ropes course, group trust exercises, and the practice of meditation to help restore broken lives of active-duty and returning veterans.
From a south Overland Park showroom and a Kansas City factory near 12th and Vine, Mike Corrigan produces, repairs and sells horns to musicians of all abilities: from Kansas City schoolchildren to celebrities whose names you know. It’s not easy to hand-fashion such musical instruments; that may explain why so few companies even try.
The nation’s second-largest health insurer, which is a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, said the cyberattack had exposed names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other sensitive details on about 80 million Americans.
No credit card information or confidential health information has been identified as being exposed in the security breach, Kansas insurance regulators said.