The Giving Brick, a charity founded by Matthew Gould in 2014, gives away complete, reconstructed Lego sets, built from donated bricks, to abused and neglected children served by Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates.
More grocery stores — in this area Hy-Vee, Hen House and Price Chopper — are offering premade meal kits. Buy one, take it home and cook it up. This alternative to both fast food and traditional cooking is part of a worldwide trend of the past five years meant to encourage consumption of fresh, nutritious ingredients with little to no planning.
Mark Sellers, a Kansas City businessman who committed suicide last year, convinced investors that he was a corporate turnaround specialist. But federal investigators now believe he used most of $10 million of investor money to fund a profligate lifestyle, according to unsealed court records.