Your Monday NewsLink for the week of September 27, 2021. This week's headlines come from City Hall, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Downtown Lee's Summit and the rest of your community.

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of September 27, 2021. This week's headlines come from City Hall, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Downtown Lee's Summit and the rest of your community.



NICK: Hello and welcome to Lee’s Summit Town Hall and your Monday News Link presented by Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit. I am Nick Parker and with me is the Historic Browning’s Liesl Hays.

LIESL: Each week, we'll take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings, and events around Lee's Summit.

NICK: Lee’s Summit City Manager Steve Arbo announced last week he would be retiring in September of 2022. Arbo has served in this role for the past 13 years. Check our web site for more on this story.

LIESL: The Lee's Summit Educational Foundation will host its 25th Annual Race for the Future 5K and Kids Dash on October 9. This event brings together runners, walkers and volunteers together in support of education and local students. Check out our web site for registration information and full details on this annual event.

NICK: Two students in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District earned first place statewide for creating a book trailer in a competition through the Missouri Association of School Librarians. Eli Copelin and Aaron Panto, now students at Summit Lakes Middle School, created a short video for the graphic novel version of “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander last year while attending Summit Pointe Elementary.

LIESL: A popular halloween event is set to return to Downtown Lee's Summit on Saturday, Oct. 16. The Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour features stops at several prominent downtown buildings with ghostly pasts. Guests will hear stories of Downtown Lee’s Summit’s history along with haunted tales. Visit our web site for more details and links to purchase tickets.

NICK: Be sure to follow Link 2 Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast for all the news, notes and conversations from our community. We’re going to close this week’s episode a little differently than normal. For the past two years, Link 2 Lee’s Summit has had the pleasure of posting the musings of longtime resident and poet, Hubert Neth. Hubert has been a fixture in our community for more than 40 years and I am honored to also count him as a friend. Today is his birthday and we thought a fitting tribute would be to close our weekly NewsLink with his latest poem — First Fall of rumination

LIESL: Happy birthday, Hubert! And if you have an event, tip or question, reach out to us on Facebook & Instagram at Link 2 Lee’s Summit, on Twitter @lstownhall or through email nick@link2leessummit.com… Here’s Hubert.

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