Travis Thompson, son of Dennis and Cheryl Thompson, of Lee’s Summit, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the University of Central Missouri’s Army ROTC commissioning ceremonies May 11. He was also recognized as a distinguished military graduate.
The Lee’s Summit Police Department wants to encourage all walkers and bicyclists to be safe as they enjoy the city and get outdoors.
Join the Colbern Road branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library and Lee’s Summit Water Utilities to kickoff the library’s summer reading program themed “Dig into Reading.”
A class V tornado slammed into Moore, Okla., a week ago causing horrific loss of life and property. Rotary International District 6040 (northern Missouri and metro Kansas City) has established a fund that will allow federal income tax deductible contributions to aid the victims of this terrible tornado. Contributions can come from individuals and corporations.
Summer Camps are a great way to make sure kids avoid boredom or catching couch potato-itis during the summer months. Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation has several camps happening for all types of kids.
May 24 is Fourth Friday in Downtown Lee’s Summit, featuring artist receptions, new artwork, music and a new feature: Drink & Draw for artists to draw from a live model.
Kristen Merrell’s Lee’s Summit Elementary kindergarten class gathers for the last time with Journal Publisher John Beaudoin on May 22. Beaudoin read books to the class during the school year and worked one-on-one with students during classroom visits.
Ha Ha! You’re 50 and I’m not.
It must be getting close to summer and road trip season. How do I know? Gas prices are almost $4 a gallon.
Lee’s Summit Got Talent returns at 7 p.m., June 21 at Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center. The competition features a wide array of performers – from singers and dancers, to musicians and novelty acts, all vying for the coveted $5,000 cash prize. Talent ranges from across the Kansas City metro area ready to compete in the show’s third season. Advance tickets on sale now, $15, at the door, $20.
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On May 17 the Metheny Music Foundation of Lee’s Summit awarded its annual music camp and summer studies scholarships at Lee’s Summit City Hall, 3rd and Green. Lee’s Summit is the hometown of 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and his brother Mike, who is the Foundation’s chairman.
Several Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students and theatre productions were recently nominated for honors in the Cappies Theatre Awards program, which includes recognition for high school theatre productions and critics. Both Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit West High School participated in the program this school year.
Summit Christian Academy seniors Easton Parks and Sarah Lambert recently were awarded the second annual “Integrity Scholarship” offered by SCA business partner, Integrity Roofing. Seniors were provided the opportunity to write an essay on what integrity meant to them and how they have acted with integrity in life.
Jon Ellis, right LS Optimist Club President with Ernie Van Hooser, West Missouri District Optimist Club Membership chair presenting Ellis with tickets to a Royals game for recruiting the most new Optimist Club members between October 1, 2012 and April 20, 2013.