Local Taekwondo school wins big at national tournament

July 21, 2014

A local black belt competition team from Ko Martial Arts aka KOMA in Overland Park, Kansas brings home six medals from the 2014 USA Taekwondo National Championships. Held in San Jose, California, this highly competitive event is the largest Taekwondo tournament in the nation with over 4000 competitors. “Winning a medal at nationals usually means you are one of the ...

Local Foster Children Receive Thousands of New Toys from Toy Industry Foundation with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

July 21, 2014

Kansas City, MO | July 21, 2014 – More than 500 Kansas City area foster children were gifted with brand new toys and games on Saturday, July 19th, during a fun-filled event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation to benefit the National CASA Association, Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. An additional 4,500 children in Greater ...

Bluegrass and Barbells charity event Saturday in Sugar Creek

July 21, 2014

The new charity organization Bluegrass and Barbells will hold its inaugural event beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in La Benite Park, Sugar Creek., Mo. Saturday’s event is an all-comers-welcome bluegrass jam session at the park. The organization, which will provide money to children’s charities including Hopekidz, promotes itself with a unique link of bluegrass music and weightlifting. The event is ...

Mainstream Boutique Fuels Olathe’s Undying Demand for Affordable Style

July 21, 2014

New Boutique Offers Ultimate Customer Experience with Unique Products, Personalized Service Olathe, KS – Mainstream Boutique, a multi-generational unique and affordable clothing and accessories boutique, is providing Olathe women an unparalleled shopping experience with its first boutique opening in the area. From up-to-date fashions to the incredible service and personalized touch, this affordable, on trend boutique is Olathe’s newest go-to ...

Collar For Collar Launches Apparel Website To Help Dogs In Need

July 21, 2014

Contact - Steve Laurenzo - 913-208-9373 - steve@collarforcollar.com A new Kansas City-based apparel company, Collar For Collar, recently made its first donation in support of dogs in need, cutting a check for over $2500 to Kansas City Pet Project. Collar For Collar is an online apparel retailer that donates 50% of their profits to animal support organizations. KC Pet Project ...

New Business to Put an end to Craig’s List Murders and Assaults

July 21, 2014

I am the CEO of a local start-up that is a part of the HR Bloch Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The name of the start-up is Safe-n-Sold. I developed and designed Safe-n-Sold to allow people to buy and sell their automobiles on-line through sites such as, and specifically through, Craig's List. It was established a few years ago after ...

Local CEO wins NAA Presidential Award of Distinction

July 21, 2014

CEO Hannes Combest, of Lawrence, Kan., becomes just 20th person ever to be given the NAA Presidential Award of Distinction. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Never one to take lightly her script readers going far off track, NAA CEO Hannes Combest, CAE, picked up immediately when NAA Past President Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS, veered sideways with a surprise award presentation Wednesday, ...

Lithuanian prog rockers The Skys set to rock the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre

July 21, 2014

The Skys will perform at the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 available at the door. If you like prog rock with a Pink Floyd-esque sound, The Skys will not disappoint. Hailing from Lithuania, the prog rock band The Skys are the leading band in their home country's rock ...

City of Gardner Begins Recruitment for Chief of Police

July 21, 2014

The City of Gardner has chosen the management consulting firm of The Mercer Group to complete the recruitment process for the Chief of Police position. The Mercer Group is recognized as one of the finest management consulting and executive search firms in the United States, concentrating on work for local governments and special districts, including the local placement of Chiefs ...

Park University Promotes Goddard to Vice President and General Counsel; Hershey Appointed Vice President for Entrepreneurial Ventures

July 21, 2014

Park University has promoted Courtney E. Goddard, J.D., to the position of vice president and general counsel, and Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M., has been appointed vice president for entrepreneurial ventures, effective July 18, as announced by Park President David Fowler. Courtney E. Goddard, J.D. Goddard, who has been employed in the University’s Office of General Counsel the last seven ...

Rally for Gaza on the KC plaza

July 18, 2014

I want to notify you that there will be a large rally on the KC plaza this Sunday starting at 3pm to Condemn Israel's Attack on Gaza. More than 275 people have RSVP'd for the event so far. As you might know, the rally is part of a worldwide effort. Here's a link to the hundreds of protests taking place ...

KC native Ed Asner in Kickstarter’s ‘Most Meaningful Project’

July 18, 2014

Kansas City native Ed Asner is the latest Hollywood legend to be interviewed for the new show 50/50 Hollywood – a documentary series to showcase 50 artists who’ve spent 50 years or more in show business. The show’s creator Gregory Gast figures “anyone with 50 years of experience doing anything is worth listening to,” and Asner has now joined the ...

Zombies Attack Historic Workhouse!

July 18, 2014

Saturday July 19th shooting begins on a short segment written and directed by Kansas City native Antwoine Steele. Antwione has been in several films as well as guested on a few television series. The location of the shoot will be the historic Workhouse. Used by the city of Kansas City MO as jail for those found guilty to work off ...

Universal Film Festival premiers September 25th-27th at Cinemark on the Plaza

July 18, 2014

Previously name the American Artist Film Festival, the Universal Film Festival takes on its seventh season creating multiple opportunities for local, national, and international to premier film talent. Cinemark on the Plaza will be the premiere location for the festival taking place September 25th through 27th, 2014, Kansas City, Missouri. The goal of the festival is to bring national and ...

Kansas City August Real Estate Investor Monthly Meeting - 1031 Exchange

July 17, 2014

Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors is hosting 1031 Exchange Expert Greg Schowe Kansas City, MO, July 17, 2014: Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors is hosting 1031 Exchange Expert Greg Schowe as their guest speaker at their monthly membership meeting on Tuesday August 12th from 6pm to 9pm. Meeting is to be held at Career Education Systems on the ...

6TH ANNUAL NORTHLAND QUILT/CRAFT SHOW PLANNED

July 17, 2014

On August 23, 2014, Hillside Opening Possibilities for Everyone (HOPE.wrx) will host the sixth annual Quilt-Rs Market – with a twist. Beginning this year, the event, which will raise funds for the HOPE.wrx Food Pantry, will include not only metro area quilters but crafters, too, who will rent booth space to sell their excess supplies, rejects, unfinished projects, and unwanted ...

Local Firm Adds Licensed Professional

July 17, 2014

For More Information Contact: Sam Saia 913-663-1900 07/17/14 For Immediate Release: Phil Schnitz Receives Missouri Professional Land Surveyor License Mr. Phillip Schnitz, P.L.S. recently received his Missouri Professional Land Surveyor License. Schnitz has been with BHC RHODES for almost three years working as a survey technician in their Kansas City, Kansas office. Schnitz has 32 years of professional experience in ...

SADDLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE” Dodge City Days to Celebrate America’s Wild West Heritage with Largest Cattle Drive Since 1800’s Featuring Celebrity Marshals

July 17, 2014

DODGE CITY, KS. – July, 1 2014 – Dodge City, Kansas is booting up for its 54th annual Dodge City Days, a 10-day tribute to the legendary city’s Wild West heritage, July 25 through August 3. This year, the annual celebration, which attracts more than 100,000 guests from around the world and features more than 50 events that celebrate the ...

Kansas Humanities Council awards six grants

July 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Quillin, Director of Communications Kansas Humanities Council tracy@kansashumanities.org (785) 357-0359 tracy@kansashumanities.org Kansas Humanities Council awards six grants TOPEKA - The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded $38,219.00 in Humanities and Heritage grants to six organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $79,354.00. American Historical Society of ...

Senior Star at Wexford Place Garage Sale Proceeds to Help Alzheimer’s Association

July 17, 2014

Northlanders encouraged to participate in July 24 event KANSAS CITY, MO (July 17, 2014) – Senior Star at Wexford Place is hosting a community garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 24 at 6500 N. Cosby Avenue, Kansas City. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, part of Senior Star’s ongoing commitment to help people ...

Young Kansas City track stars run in a “virtual relay race” from Kansas City to Des Moines Friday and Saturday to raise funds to attend National Jr Olympics in Track & Field event.

July 17, 2014

Kansas City: MO (July17, 2014): Stride Ryte Track Club young members are participating in a “virtual relay race” from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA, on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19, 2014, on social media, to raise awareness and funds, according, to Lorenzo Manning, Assistant Coach of the club. Nineteen young track club members who have qualified ...

Fraunfelder joins MU School of Medicine as chair of ophthalmology department

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Frederick Fraunfelder, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the University of Missouri School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. Fraunfelder comes to MU from the Casey Eye Institute and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he served as a professor of ophthalmology and as the chief of the cornea, external disease and refractive ...

Helene Bee awarded U.S. Department of State YES Abroad Scholarship to study in Indonesia

July 16, 2014

Contacts: The AFS-USA YES Abroad Team, yesabroad@afsusa.org, 1.800.876.2376 x2216 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, eca-press@state.gov Helene Bee Awarded U.S. Department of State YES Abroad Scholarship to Study in Indonesia for a Year 7-15-14 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of State has awarded Helene Bee, a high school student in Edwardsville, KS, one of 65 scholarships to study abroad ...


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