Your weekly NewsLink for the week of May 5, 2021. This week’s headlines come from the City of Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, Lee’s Summit Fire Department and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.
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: The City of Lee’s Summit has announced the hiring of GLMV Architecture to lead design of new fire stations replacing current Lee’s Summit Fire Department stations No. 4 and 5. These two stations, located near Lakewood and Raintree Lake neighborhoods are the two oldest stations in the City. The new stations are part of a more than $19 million bond issue passed by voters in 2019.
LIESL: Lee’s Summit Medical Center recently broke ground for a $4.6 million expansion to its facility. The expansion will include a 2,400 square-foot hybrid operating room. The Hybrid OR will be equipped with advanced medical imaging devices, including high quality, real time imaging, one of its most notable features, allowing for more advanced capabilities and treatment options for the clinical team during a procedure. Visit our web site for more information.
NICK: The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s three high Schools — Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit West — each earned recognition recently when a U.S. News & World Report named them among the best high schools in the nation. In the rankings for Missouri, North was ranked 33rd, West 39th and LSHS 40th.
LIESL: Three local high school students have captured regional recognition for volunteer work advancing racial understanding and equity. The recognition and certificates of accomplishment came from the Greater Kansas City Committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Visit our web site for more information.
NICK: A library media specialist from Lee’s Summit West High School in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District earned recognition from the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL). Ms. Amy Taylor received the Special Service Award for contributing to library media science and promoting education through improved library services. Ms. Taylor’s work through MASL has focused on professional development and advocacy. A colleague in MASL nominated her for the honor.
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