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Historical 1959 Dodge Coronet Patrol Car at 2017 Veterans Parade

On Nov. 11, 2017, Veterans Day parade-goers noticed a special car going through the procession. The car is a 1959 Dodge Coronet Patrol Car.

This vehicle was purchased by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on June 4, 1959, from Boone County Motors in Columbia. The vehicle was taken out of service on February 11, 1960, and was traded back to Boone County Motors with 26,089 miles on the odometer.

Veterans Day Parade 2017

The VFW Post 5789 and the VFW Auxiliary hosted their annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11. All were invited to come out and show support by either viewing or participating in the latest Lee’s Summit Veterans Day Parade. 

Troop A Citizens Complete Community Alliance Program

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, announces on November 15, 2017, 22 Troop A area residents completed a Community Alliance Program offered by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop A Headquarters. The Community Alliance Program is a unique opportunity for citizens to gain insight and understanding of the training and many duties of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. It also offers an opportunity to meet and interact with several members and employees of the Patrol.

Autism Outreach Fellowship Hosts 2017 Christmas Party

Autism Outreach Fellowship is kicking off the holidays with their Annual Christmas Party! 

On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., join the fellowship at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for a fun and festive event at 4001 NE Lakewood Court, 64064. 

2017 Thanksgiving Dinners Around Lee's Summit

VFW Post 5789
Lee’s Summit VFW Post 5789, located at 329 SE Douglas St. in downtown Lee’s Summit, will host a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to join together and enjoy ham, turkey, and all of the traditional Thanksgiving fare.


Senator-elect Mike Cierpiot To Be Named To Senate Committees

President Pro Tem Ron Richard (R-Joplin) announced his intention for Cierpiot to serve on the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Economic Development and Ways and Means committees after his swearing-in ceremony on January 3rd of 2018. “I look forward to serving on these committees,” Senator-elect Cierpiot said. “Creating jobs, developing state commerce, protecting the consumer while being a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars are of the utmost importance to me.”

AG Hawley Issues Investigative Demands To Google, Inc.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his Office has issued an investigative subpoena to Internet giant Google, Inc., in connection with an investigation into the company’s business practices. Specifically, the investigation will seek to determine if Google has violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act—Missouri’s principal consumer-protection statute—and Missouri’s antitrust laws.  


Jackson County Parks + Rec Lights Up Holiday Season

With the holidays fast approaching, the magic of the season comes to life for thousands at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 21st Annual Christmas in the Sky and 30th Annual Christmas in the Park holiday events.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Christmas in the Sky will kick-off at Longview Lake Beach, 11101 Raytown Road. This holiday fireworks spectacular, courtesy of Parks + Rec and 99.7 The Point, has provided the opening night festivities for Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park since 1997.

The free event includes a holiday stage show featuring more than 100 singers and dancers from Monica’s School of Dance in Lee’s Summit. Look for Santa to arrive on a mule-drawn sleigh to present The First Gift of Christmas ahead of the colorful fireworks, which will be synchronized to holiday music on 99.7 The Point.

The gates open at 5:00 p.m. The Holiday Stage Show begins at 6:00 p.m., and the fireworks are at 7:30 p.m.


Diane Wolz Receives LS R-7 Learning for Life Award for November

Diane Wolz was named the Lee’s Summit R-7 Learning for Life Award winner for November. She is a library media clerk at Longview Farm Elementary. 

The award is presented to one employee each month who is nominated by co-workers and selected by a staff committee.

City Clerk Denise R. Chisum Retires after 32 Years

Denise Chisum, MMC/MPCC, joined the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, in 1985 and was appointed City Clerk in 1991. While Denise has spent the last 32 years serving her hometown of Lee’s Summit, her municipal career actually started with the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 1977 to 1983. On Friday, November 17, the City of Lee’s Summit honored Denise with a retirement reception at City Hall.

“Retirement brings new challenges and new possibilities,” Denise said, but she plans on staying busy with her family and creating new craft projects.
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