Archive for April 2018

KCKPS taking survey to name new school

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools district is taking a survey through 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, to name the new elementary school that will take the place of the combined White Church and Bethel elementary schools.

The survey offers five proposed school names, and also offers an opportunity to write in another name for the new school.

The five names are Bright Star Elementary, a combination of Bethel and White Church; Brune Elementary after Lowell Brune, who mentored students at the schools; Lane Elementary, for Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent; Legacy Elementary, acknowledging the students from both schools; and New Star Elementary, representing a new beginning.

The new school is scheduled to begin construction in fall 2018, and should be completed for the 2020-2021 school year. It is part of the zero-tax increase bond initiative.

To vote in the survey, visit
before 4 p.m. Wednesday.


Career fair to be Wednesday at KCKCC

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Looking for a job? Want to change careers? Then plan to attend the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 2018 “Get Hired-Kansas City” Career Fair.

The fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The event is free and open to students, faculty, community members and veterans.

Last year, approximately 1,000 individuals attended, and over the last several years, a high number of those who were interviewed at the job fair have been hired on the spot. This year, more than 90 employers will be present.

Computers will be available during the job fair to print additional resumes.

Staff will also be available to assist applicants with creating a resume and career assessments will be available at no cost. Legal assistance will be provided for those who need assistance with expungement or other interruptions to employment.

For those needing help in completing online or paper applications, assistance will be provided.

The career fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC, Kansas Legal Services, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KansasWorks, Steel City Media and Veterans of America.

For more information on the Career Fair, call 913-288-7880.


Loyalty Day Celebration to be held April 28 at Rosedale Arch

The Rosedale Arch at 35th and Booth in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the site of a Loyalty Day Celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28.

The host of the Loyalty Day Celebration will be the city of Louisburg’s VFW Post 7348 and the Kansas City, Kansas, VFW Post 111.

The event will include patriotic music, a color guard, guest speakers, Patriot Pen winner, TAPS and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rosedale Arch. The event is open to the public.

According to the VFW, Loyalty Day was officially recognized by Congress on April 27, 1955, and made an official recurring holiday on July 18, 1958. Its purpose is to reaffirm loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.

Loyalty Day has been recognized with an official presidential proclamation every year since 1955.

For more information on the event and inclement weather location, visit