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Set Your Clocks Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Set Your Clocks Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward, and take the time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms have a lifespan of 10 years. So check the date on your alarms, and replace them if they are getting close or are over ten years old. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work!

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Lee’s Summit Seeks Proposals for Downtown Market Plaza

Lee’s Summit Seeks Proposals for Downtown Market Plaza

The City of Lee’s Summit has issued a request for qualifications to solicit interested master development and professional management firms to partner with the City and the Downtown Community Improvement District for the mixed-use Downtown Market Plaza redevelopment project. The deadline for firms to submit their proposals is 5 p.m. on Oct. 30. Mayor Bill Baird presented a conceptual plan for the Downtown Market Plaza to City Council in July, which would be...
Lee’s Summit to Host Blood Drive Sept. 28 at Gamber Community Center

Lee’s Summit to Host Blood Drive Sept. 28 at Gamber Community Center

The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, will host a community blood drive on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a critical shortage of blood due to the cancellation of blood drives. The Community Blood Center says the start of the school year typically results in more donations as many high schools and colleges host blood drives....
Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire
Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire

Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 Block of NE Country Lane. The occupant was awakened by the smoke alarms. The closed bedroom door kept out the heat and smoke that blocked his escape down the hallway. The occupant was able to get out of the house from a bedroom window and go to a neighbor’s house and have them call 911. When the...
Wyatt and Crystal Durgan Named Citizens of the Year
Wyatt and Crystal Durgan Named Citizens of the Year

Wyatt and Crystal Durgan Named Citizens of the Year

Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird has selected Wyatt and Crystal Durgan as the 2020 Citizen of the Year recipients for their unwavering devotion to the improvement of students’ lives in Lee’s Summit, providing them with the tools for future success. They will be honored at the Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Toast to Our Towns Gala on Sept. 26. Wyatt and Crystal Durgan have made an unforgettable mark on the Lee’s Summit community,...
Lee’s Summit Unveils Plan for Downtown Farmer’s Market and Conservatory
Lee’s Summit Unveils Plan for Downtown Farmer’s Market and Conservatory

Lee’s Summit Unveils Plan for Downtown Farmer’s Market and Conservatory

Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird presented a conceptual plan and potential funding program for the Downtown Farmer’s Market and Conservatory to City Council at its July 21 meeting. Following the presentation, City Council gave City Manager Steve Arbo approval to proceed with a request for qualification to identify a master developer for the project, which will include a mix of public and private spaces. “This is an exciting moment for our community....
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