Lindsey Martin-Bowen, a poet, fiction writer and English teacher at both the University of Missouri Kansas City and Metropolitan Community College-Longview, generally has a full slate on a day-to-day basis. Just this past February Chatter House Press of Indianapolis, Ind., released Martin-Bowen’s second full-length poetry collection, “Inside Virgil’s Garage.” In 2008, Woodley Press of Washburn University released Martin-Bowen’s first collection, “Standing on the Edge of the World.” Martin-Bowen, who has resided in Lee’s Summit since May of 2004, answered five quick questions from the Journal about the writing process, her latest work, how she finds time to teach as well as write and the arduous task of finding a publisher.
The recall effort aimed at Lee’s Summit Councilmember Rob Binney is dead.
Confidentiality laws won’t allow Kristen Glenn or Lauren Russell to disclose any of the inside information they have gleamed as part-time employee’s inside the attendance office at Lee’s Summit High School.
Lee’s Summit’s insurance carrier settled a lawsuit which alleged a parks employee harmed a boy at day camp by using a chemical cleaner on the child’s face.
A 10-year-old Harold Finch dreamed of adventures in outer space, drawing pictures of spaceships during the Great Depression.
Kim Alexander, a registered dietitian, and Chef Steve Duben from Saint Luke’s East Hospital were sharing a healthy recipes for salad and chicken kabobs Saturday May 11 at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market Spring Celebration. The event also included live music, children activities and a photography exhibit sponsored by Cultivate KC called Lexicon of Sustainability which explains principals of sustainable food growing practices.
Fire specialist Craig Amstrong, far right, supervises a simulated rescue during Fire Ops 101, an event May 11 by the Lee’s Summit Fire Department at its training facility and Fire Station No. 7 on Scherer Road. The annual workshop is for public officials and invited guests to help them better understand the skills and risks inherent in professional firefighting and emergency medicine. KCP&L employees Marvin Rollinson of Kansas City, Dave Millam of Lee’s Summit hoisted Dave Bernal, a retired law officer through a hole in the roof. They also used the equipment to lower each other to floors below.
An Independence man is in jail after being charged May 14 in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old Lee’s Summit girl.
The Lee’s Summit Historical Society will present its business plan for a new museum in the Old Post Office Historical Center to city council members.
Join us at Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. at the Journal, 415 SE Douglas St. for our garage sale!
Carl Chinnery is one in a million.
The last meal hadn’t even been served at Jerry’s Bait Shop before the new owners of the space begun work.
Lee’s Summit’s Budget Committee and city manager decided pinching pennies costs too much.
Chris Banks and Daxton Gautreaux getting instruction on building rockets from science teacher Kristine Smith. The seventh grade classes May 9 at Summit Lakes Middle School in Lee’s Summit were assembling kits, including solid fuel engines. They were to launch their rockets the following day with help from the Kansas City Association of Rocketry. Smith said the project is a fun way to connect study of Newton’s Laws of Motion with the real world.
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