Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Kansas City News Roundup: Locals Fight For Survival Amid COVID Winter Dark Days

For our most dedicated denizens of the discourse we share just a few local news links that deserve a quick look . . .

Kansas City COVID Tribute

Kansas City honors over 400,000 in US and hundreds in metro lost to COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than 400,000 Americans and counting have now been lost to COVID-19. On Tuesday, cities across the country are reflecting and remembering the victims. Kansas City leaders gathered at the World War I Memorial for a ceremony remembering those who've died.


QB Progress Report

Sources: Mahomes clears steps, still in protocol

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes cleared certain steps Monday, "some big steps," but he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and it's too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Footballer Payback Reported

A maker reality TV series is transforming Travis Kelce's gift to KC into a 'fan experience' on Troost

While the Kansas City Chiefs run it back on the field - superstar tight end Travis Kelce continues his legacy-building plan to give back on the sidelines through a new partnership with Make48.


Iconic Northland Biz Closed Amid COVID

Barbershop in Platte Woods to close after four decades

Another longtime business hit hard by the pandemic is going away. After four decades of clients, memories and milestones, Barbers Plus of Platte Woods is closing."I've tried to hang on as long as I can but it's difficult," said Don Armentrout.Armentrout opened the barbershop at Interstate 29 and 72nd Street in Kansas City 42 years ago.


Kansas City Restaurants Search For Biz Amid Winter Dark Days

Here's what's new in Kansas City food and drink in February 2021

Courtesy photoBig Country Post-pandemic bar-hopping is sure to be wild in Westport, and that's before a bar owner's plans to expand the neighborhood's crowd with a massive three-story country bar in the former Californos space. Johnny Kaw's Outback will hold up to fifteen-hundred people, plus more on the patio, according to the Star.


Lookalike Lighter Side

Andy Reid look-alike using Tik Tok to connect with Chiefs Kingdom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With over seven billion people in the world, what are the chances Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid's doppelgänger would live in the metro? If you're part of Chiefs Kingdom, you've probably seen Reid's look-alike - Lee's Summit man Matt Black - also known as 'Almost Andy Reid' on the social media app, Tik Tok.


Winter Warmup Cont’d

Warm, windy for your Wednesday

CLEAR SKIES THROUGH THE EVENING. 39 AT 6:00 P.M., 36 AT 7:00. LOW TO MIDDLE 30'S LATER THIS EVENING. MOSTLY CLEAR SKY, SOME GREAT NEWS. THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WILL BE FLYING OVER AT 6:39 TO ABOUT 6:40 TWO. ABOUT 17,000 MILES PER HOUR.

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