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.
He’s an elf, sent by Santa to stalk our children, playing Big Brother, tattling if the kids are leaning toward the naughty. But this year, he has thrown us under the bus. Not the kids, but my husband and me.
The Kansas Department of Transportation just spent $9 million reconstructing the Interstate 435 and Roe interchange. The work started back in May and required periodic re-routing of traffic off 435 and also disrupted surrounding businesses during the five-month construction.
House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, is not in the old-line tradition of the Johnson County moderate politician. Sounding more like a politician from the more conservative parts of western Kansas, Merrick showed off his own conservative credentials recently with some poorly chosen words.
Screens have interfered with Thanksgiving weekend probably since the invention of flat surfaces, from the blockbuster movies to TV football. But today, the old 100-pound Magnavox consoles fit in our pockets.
I have decades of vivid Kansas City Royals memories, as countless Kansas Citians do. The Royals are a part of our great city’s DNA, something that makes many of us proud to call Kansas City home. For this, we have one man to thank: Ewing Marion Kauffman, or as he is affectionately known, Mr. K.