Kansas City Glimmer: Good Deeds, Resilience & Local Legacies

On this impressive Autumn evening we want closer readers of this bloggy dump to take a quick break from local news poison and enjoy the nicer side of cowtown life via a quick collection of inspiring human interest news stories.

Again, as always, it's not so bad out there and there are A LOT of good people in Kansas City doing the right thing . . . Most of the time it never makes headlines. 

In these instances . . . It did.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Willie Arthur Smith's Kansas City Marching Cobras disbands, ends on high note

Since 1969, the Kansas City Marching Cobras have influenced the area's history and future. Now the drill team is disbanding on a high note.

Overland Park man has spent years repairing old instruments and giving them to kids in need

Now, the music repair man is about to play his final tune

Harvesters provides food, support for striking auto workers

Harvesters, a local nonprofit, donated and distributed hundreds of produce items to members of Local 31, United Auto Workers Union and their families Thursday as the GM Fairfax plant remains idled.

MADE MOBB co-founder wins top award from his community, aims to inspire Island kids (and leave a legacy for his own)

Mark Launiu always felt a bit like an outsider, he said. While the serial entrepreneur now leads KC's iconic streetwear brand MADE MOBB, Launiu grew up humbly as an immigrant within a small community in South Kansas City. So his recent honor as Samoan Business/Entrepreneur Award of the Year was a pleasant surprise, he said.

Kansas City's Shadow Buddies provides dolls to children for emotional support, education

Shadow Buddies Foundation is making a significant impact on the lives of children battling medical illnesses and disabilities by providing them with a unique best friend.

Hickman Mills School District partners with charity to help students experiencing homelessness

Life In Full Transformation (LIFT) held a free awareness breakfast as part of that partnership at the Unity Village Hotel

Prairie Village soccer player breaks all-time Kansas record for goals

Isaiah Morris, a senior at Kansas City Christian School in Prairie Village, has just broken the all-time Kansas State High School record for career goals.

'A Day of Resilience' for first responders held at Overland Park Medical Center

The program was attended by first responders from 10 area departments in its inaugural year.

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!