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Fatal House Fire Overnight

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 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Thursday, January 17, 11:22 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported automatic residential alarm in the 1500 Block of SW 6th Street. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from a single-story, single family residence and the call was upgraded to a structure fire for additional equipment and personnel. Firefighters entered the house and found heavy smoke conditions on the inside. As they...

City Hall Art Exhibit Featuring Warren ‘Stylez’ Harvey

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The City of Lee’s Summit is hosting an art exhibition in the lobby of City Hall featuring the works of regional artist Warren ‘Stylez’ Harvey from Jan. 14 through March 1. Inspiration for Harvey’s work comes from within, using vibrant colors to evoke the emotions he experiences both in the chaos of daily life and the beauty of nature. Harvey paints what he feels, allowing his inner voice to guide every brush stroke. He creates artwork to...

Ward Road Set to Close for Road Improvements

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A section of Southwest Ward Road will close Jan. 23, and will remain closed until June 2019, as the City of Lee’s Summit makes road improvements. After this first phase of construction, additional closures of Ward Road will follow through September 2019. The closure will impact Southwest Ward Road from Southwest County Line Road to Southwest Raintree Parkway. The posted detour route for Ward Road is Gore Road, Prairie Lane, and County Line Road. Local access...

Large Tracts of Undeveloped Land in Lee’s Summit to be Master Planned

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In 2019, the City of Lee’s Summit will be working with Property Reserve, Inc. (PRI) to master plan 4,000 acres of undeveloped PRI property not previously available to the market. The land is in two large tracts located within the city limits.    Approximately 1,000 acres are situated east of Interstate 470, south of Woods Chapel Road and north of Colbern Road. This area is bisected by Todd George Road which runs parallel to I-470. The second parcel...

Lee’s Summit’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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The City of Lee’s Summit will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free community-wide event Jan. 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. in The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Rd. The City’s Human Relations Commission organizes the event, which is now in its 22nd year. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Dream. Believe. Do.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was steadfast in his pursuit of civil rights, ultimately...
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