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Closed Door Keeps Basement Bedroom Fire Contained

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LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 11:44 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1712 NE Auburn Drive. The occupant of the house smelled smoke and discovered the fire in the basement. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from a single family residence. The occupants of the house were safe outside. Firefighters entered the house and quickly extinguished a fire in a...

Lee’s Summit Hosting Blood Drive to Help with Critical Shortage

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The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive on Nov. 25 to help address a critical blood shortage in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall, 220 SE Green St. The Community Blood Center says its blood supply has never been lower and it is in desperate need of donors of all blood types. Nearly 600 donors are needed every weekday to meet hospital...

Lee’s Summit Offers Residents Behind-the-Scenes Access

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The City of Lee’s Summit is now accepting applications for its Citizen’s Leadership Academy, a free program designed to provide residents and business owners with an inside look at how the City government operates. The City will accept applications through Dec. 6, 2019. The Citizen’s Leadership Academy consists of seven sessions. They take place two Saturdays a month from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants have the opportunity to visit various City...

City Hosts RecycleFEST on Nov. 9 at Maintenance Facility

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City of Lee’s Summit is hosting its free RecycleFEST on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the City’s Maintenance Facility, 1971 SE Hamblen Rd. RecycleFEST offers Lee’s Summit residents an opportunity to dispose of a variety of items in an environmentally friendly manner. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, of the 262 million tons of municipal solid waste generated in 2015, just 34.7 percent was recycled and composted. 52.5 percent of...

Community Invited to Lee’s Summit State of the Arts

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The Lee’s Summit Arts Council is inviting the community to attend the State of the Arts reception on Oct. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Aspen Room at The Stanley, 308 SE Douglas St. The State of the Arts is an opportunity to recognize the arts and cultural leaders who make a positive impact on the Lee’s Summit community. Cultural Arts Grant recipients will be honored for their work and one local artist will be presented the Arts Leadership Award for exemplifying...

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