Kansas City Community Collection

For Friday night we take a quick peek at neighborhood news items and nicer stories that might not fit anywhere else amid our dedication to news poison and debate amongst our curmudgeonly but well-meaning blog community.

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Kansas City Chiefs to play first preseason game Sunday in New Orleans, where's when you can see the starters play

Major questions still surround the future of Chiefs DT Chris Jones

Royals send off Wainwright in a farewell full of fireworks, win 12-8

Wainwright's last start in Kansas City was a good one...for the Royals

Kansas City organizations give school supplies to hundreds of kids

The Guadalupe Centers, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Mattie Rhodes Centers all came together to help provide those supplies to a predominately Hispanic community.

Missouri family wants to build apartment for 23-year-old with stage 4 breast cancer

A cancer diagnosis is hard to live with, especially when you're 23 years old.

New shampoo commercial featuring Patrick Mahomes filmed in Bonner Springs, Kansas

The Wyandotte County community was the filming location of Patrick Mahomes' most recent commercial.

'It's a labor of love': Olathe Public Schools produces inclusive version of Disney's Frozen

The cast includes students from 51 schools in Olathe! This opportunity is possible because of a national competition the district won.

Retired Raymore-Peculiar teacher returns to classroom to help curb shortage

In Missouri, retired teachers can collect their pensions and a paycheck for an extra 4 years if they return to the classroom full-time.

Big 12 conference realignment driven by same brutal economics as youth sports * Missouri Independent

Get ready, Big 12 sports fans, for Kansas State vs. Utah and the University of Kansas vs. Arizona. The new Big 12 is coming in next year.

Staffing for school bus drivers improves in Lee's Summit, district says

School districts across the Kansas City area are getting ready for the first day of class and the Lee's Summit School District says it'll have enough bus drivers to move students around.

FORECAST: Severe thunderstorm watch lifted for Friday evening

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the metro and points to the north of I-70 through 8 PM.

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