Kansas City Highlights: End Of An Era, Good Deeds & Local Tribute

Tonight we take a minute to share links from throughout the community. It's not all good news and there are a couple of items that are are kinda heartbreaking. Still, all of the stories are relevant to Kansas City life and those of us who attempt to try to search for meaning in all of it.

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'I'm still grieving': Manager recalls her 42-year career at stadium Denny's after it was destroyed by fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a landmark off of Interstate 70, and before the charred sides, it was a pit stop after a good time at our Kansas City staples. Rose Clopton was the reason that Denny's off of Stadium Way was well managed.

Rose Brooks Center - Cabaret

Brynn Williams was the featured performer for the 36th anniversary of Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center. Jane and Mike Kress served as the chairs for the event, which was held at Loews Kansas City Hotel on March 5th. Cynthia Newsome was the emcee, and Yve Rojas served as the auctioneer.

Overland Park woman's front yard food pantry serves over 2K people per month

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Just west of 71st Street and Metcalf Avenue sits a tiny food pantry in Jennifer Parker's front yard. Tiny Pantry Times, Parker's second full-time job, started out as a tiny library. "When we started this, I thought it would last through COVID only a couple of months," she said.

Tiny food pantry in Overland Park fundraising to help traffic concerns

A popular tiny food pantry in Overland Park is facing criticism for the amount of traffic it's bringing to the street. Tiny Pantry Times opened up during the pandemic and has only grown since then. But with recent road construction, it's forced more and more traffic down 71st Street off Metcalf.

KCK food kitchen worried downtown KCKCC campus could force them out

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas City Kansas Community College plans to break ground on a new downtown campus next year. But a longtime food kitchen is worried the project could force them out.

Blue Valley Schools cuts bus payrider program for middle, high school students

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Blue Valley Schools Board of Education voted Monday to eliminate the payrider school bus transportation program for middle and high school students beginning in the 2023-24 school year, citing a shortage in bus drivers in making the decision.

Kansas City Public Schools announces details of graduation ceremonies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Public School District announces details about upcoming graduation ceremonies. All of the district's graduation ceremonies will take place the week of May 15. It will be a busy week for the school district and its graduating seniors.

'I never stopped wondering': Family wants KCPD to revisit 1994 missing persons cold case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - June 6, 1994, is a date etched in the hearts of Jonathan "Joe" Williams' family. Twenty-nine years later, the same question remains - what happened to him? Joe was last seen at a home near The Paseo and east 39th Street on that day.

Hollis Renewal Center in Wyandotte County has five miles of trails open to the public to explore.

Hollis Renewal Center in Wyandotte County has five miles of trails open to the public to explore.

Eight-run sixth inning propels Royals to 12-5 victory over White Sox

It was a back and forth game until it wasn't. The Kansas City Royals ultimately got their revenge on Dylan Cease by tagging him with seven earned runs, using a rocket ship sixth inning to zoom past the Chicago White Sox for good in a 12-5 victory over the Southsiders.

Missouri lawmakers pass tax breaks for seniors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's senior homeowners would be spared from rate hikes on property taxes under a bill passed by state lawmakers Monday. If signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parson, it would be up to counties to approve the property tax breaks.

Virtual Job Fair for Kansas state agencies - Newstalk KZRG

TOPEKA - Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. This virtual fair, which is hosted by KANSASWORKS, will focus on highlighting employment opportunities within many of the state's 98 government agencies.

Chiefs Hall of Famer looks to connect students to growing number of tech jobs

A Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer is trying to get more kids into a growing field. Computer Coding, repair, and even building high-end apps are all a part of the high-tech industry and some high-paying jobs for those interested in getting into the field.

Slain NKCPD Ofc. Daniel Vasquez added to Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Wall of Honor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eleven fallen officers were honored Saturday in Jefferson City as their names were added to the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Wall of Honor. Daniel Vasquez, 32, was among those remembered. The slain North Kansas City police officer was killed in July 2022 during a traffic stop.

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