Little Library installed at Langsford Park
Langsford Park’s little library opened this month in honor of Brad and Sandy Cox, recipients of the 2017 Truman Heartland Community Foundation Humanitarian’s award for their contributions to the community.
Carl Chinnery, a longtime Lee’s Summit fixture, installed the little library. The Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation department said it hopes the addition of the little library makes Langsford Park more unique and serves as a marker of gratitude for Chinnery, Brad, and Sandy.
“Parks are a great place to play, exercise, and socialize,” Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Interim Administrator Joe Snook said. “They are also great places to read, and thanks to Carl, reading in Langsford Park is even more convenient.”
Langsford Park is located west of the Todd George/Langsford Road intersection in Lee’s Summit. The little library is at the south end of the park, which can be accessed from Southeast Winburn Trail.
For more information regarding the little library, contact Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1500.
Crews to close part of Colbern Road Nov. 18
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Nov. 9 that it will close eastbound and westbound Colbern Road from N.E. Rice Road to N.E. Town Center Drive in Lee’s Summit starting 6:30 a.m. Nov. 18 until approximately 6:30 p.m. that same day.
MoDOT said off ramps to Colbern Road from northbound Missouri 291 and westbound I-470 as well as northbound and southbound Independence Avenue at Colbern Road will be closed during this time period.
The closure is for pavement striping along Colbern Road.
Motorists are asked to find alternate routes. There will be no signed detour, and all work is weather permitting.
Lane closures for Hickman Mills Drive extended
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Nov. 15 that it has extended its plans to have lane closures along Hickman Mills Drive across from Rock Ridge Quarry. The work has been extended until Nov. 21.
MoDOT said crews will continue working from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. on both Nov. 20 and Nov. 21. The work was originally scheduled to finish by 5 p.m. Nov. 17.
Crews will close one direction of traffic at a time to complete pavement repair work in the area. Flaggers will be on site to help traffic through the work zone.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and find alternate routes if necessary. All work is weather permitting.
Lee’s Summit Lions Club participates in Veterans Day parade
The Lee’s Summit Lions Club participated in the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 in downtown Lee’s Summit.
The parade this year was sponsored by the VFW Post 5789 and the VFW Auxiliary. The parade started just north of Lee’s Summit High School and ended at Second and Main streets.
Those Lions pictured (from left) are Conrad Jones, President Shane McCary, Michael Delacour, Kirby Vanatta, Gary Hoffman, Robert Hayter, and Voyn Breshears.
Lee’s Summit Girl Scouts deliver 150-plus goodie bags to police
Lee’s Summit Service Unit 649 Girl Scouts earlier this month assembled and delivered more than 150 goodie bags to the Lee’s Summit Police Department.
The girl scouts set up a booth in front of Hy-Vee East, where they collected donations from the community.
At their annual Girl Scout Founder’s Day event, the girls made “Thank You” notes and assembled the bags, which consisted of granola bars, crackers, candy, gum, and Life Savers.