Kansas City Local Roundup: Life Lessons & Traffic Threats

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'When puppets talk people listen': It's not just storytelling anymore for one of KC's most beloved children's theaters

A Kansas City arts institution known for years as the Mesner Puppet Theater is animated with new life, said Meghann Henry, detailing a mission pivot for the freshly sewn and rebranded What If Puppets. Evolution at the nonprofit has taken a turn toward early childhood education since the retirement of Paul Mesner in 2016 - 30 years after he founded the former Messner Puppets.

Urban Neighborhood Initiative talks plans to repurpose historic KC elementary school - Kansas City Business Journal

A local community development corporation could bring a repurposing effort into session for a shuttered Kansas City elementary school later this year. After years of planning, the nonprofit Urban Neighborhood Initiative is moving forward with plans to convert the former Wendell Phillips Elementary School at 2433 Vine St.

4 children hospitalized, 1 adult seriously injured in KC after crash involving school bus

Four children are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle collision involving a school bus Tuesday morning. The adult driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash reportedly has serious injuries, according to police. The school district that manages the bus and the age of the children on board has yet to be confirmed by authorities.

Meet your 2023 Raytown school board candidates

The Beacon in your inbox. Want to stay informed? Sign up for our free newsletter today! A donation to The Beacon goes beyond the newsroom. We amplify community voices, share resources and investigate systems, not just symptoms. Raytown voters have a lot of options April 4 as they select three candidates for a three-year term on the Raytown Quality Schools Board of Education.

MoDOT asks for volunteers to pick up trash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Seasonal cleaning on Missouri roadways is set to begin soon. With winter coming to an end and turning the attention to the start of spring the Missouri Department of Transportation turns its attention to the trash on Missouri's roadsides, hosting its annual No MOre Trash.

Disney at 100: A look inside Walt Disney's Kansas City Studio

For 100 years, they've been telling us great stories and creating memories all over the world. Later this year, the Walt Disney Company will mark its 100-year anniversary.And now the building at 31st and Troost streets in Kansas City, where it all started, is getting a $2 million grant to bring the building back to life.

Family mourns the loss of KC woman killed in car crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City family is in disbelief and shock after losing their loved one in a sudden car crash. Police said the driver who hit a 28-year-old's vehicle was speeding. The family said they hope justice will be served to the fullest extent "We are completely gutted.

KC Cares: MO Hives KC is all the buzz

Courtesy photo Things are buzzing at 50th Street and Wabash Avenue, and it's all because of MO Hives KC. The nonprofit has brought urban beekeeping to the fore in this Kansas City neighborhood. Local pediatrician Marion Pierson teamed up with beekeeper Brian Reeves in 2019 to create the organization after hearing about a project Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey have...

South Kansas City elementary school to move to year-round calendar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Parents are reacting to a new plan for students at Ingels Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District. The school will go to a year-round calendar starting in June. Parent Mary Dickens says she has a behavioral child that goes there.

KC area Hen House stores celebrate Pi Day with $3.14 slices of Tippin's pies

It's March 14, which means it's Pi Day.To celebrate, area Hen House grocery stores are selling Tippin's pie slices for just $3.14.Balls Food Stores director of deli, prepared foods and bakeries Mike Tilden has been making pie his entire life.

Kansas City sets annual Fountain Day celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city's fountains will be turned on next month. City leaders will join the City of Fountains Foundation to celebrate the group's 50 years of supporting Kansas City landmarks. The ceremony will take place in Mill Creek Park at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Mill Creek Parkway on April 14.

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