Nine-year-old Nevaeh Reddin confidently spoke to a 911 operator to give all the necessary details to help firefighters. The Olathe Fire Department recognized her bravery in May with a Chain of Survival Award.
Lee’s Summit Animal Control installed 96 solar panels on July 11, 2018, a project begun by Zach Burton, 18, who brought the idea to city officials. The panels are expected to save the shelter over $135,000, money that can help more animals.
This summer the Just4Me summer food program has extra funding thanks to a new trap-shoot program hosted by the Rotary Club of Harrisonville. The program was one of several efforts the club celebrated this year at its annual awards dinner earlier this summer.
The Cass County Fair rodeo is a tradition for many families, spanning generations. This year’s rodeo, July 13, 2018, featured events such as barrel racing, steer wrestling, bareback riding and mutton-busting.
Starting Aug. 1, Elaine Metcalf will become executive director of Pro Deo Youth Center, which describes itself as a relational organization providing resources, programming and one-on-one support for at-risk teens in Lee’s Summit.
Lee’s Summit City Council voted 6-2 on July 12, 2018, to continue negotiating with Summit Waste Systems to build a transfer station at the landfill, which is expected to close in the next 12 to 18 months.
Connor Rohrer, the 5-year-old son of slain Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy Patrick Rohrer, is starting a collection of law enforcement patches to honor his father. So far, he has received about 80. A Facebook post has spread the word here and abroad.