Paul Whitehill said that because he knows so many parents who have or work with children with special needs, it made perfect sense to mark the anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado with a fundraiser that benefits them.
Two school districts will not pursue the possibility of redrawn boundaries and a transfer of ownership of the McCune Attendance Center, their superintendents say. School board presidents and superintendents from both districts spoke last week after a group of patrons from the Southeast School District approached the Oswego School Board about saving the school from closure.
The north parking lot of the Kansas Technology Center was transformed Thursday morning into a scene that was part NASCAR race, part football tailgate. Competitive vehicles were delivered in the back of large, branded trailers, above which flew the competitors’ flags. The smell of BBQ and motor oil was in the air. The sounds of Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC were blasted from large speakers.
The Joplin Health Department is notifying Joplin area residents of an alert from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department about a Springfield restaurant employee who has been diagnosed with hepatitis A and was working while possibly contagious. As many as 5,000 people who between May 8 and 16 ate at the Red Robin restaurant, located at 3720 S. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, might have been exposed to the virus.