Hilton Grand Reopening

April 23rd saw the grand reopening of the newly remodeled Hilton at the Kansas City Airport. The hotel celebrated 40 years in the Northland as well as complete renovations. Photography Tracy Spisak

Parkville Cruise Nights Bring A Little Bit of the Best of Everything

Where can you find your ultimate dream car while you listen to the cool tunes of yesterday, take in a little shopping and grab some great food?  Parkville Cruise Nights, of course!

Q Hot Pot

When you think of Japanese food, the first style that comes to mind is probably not 'fondue.' And true enough, you won't find cheese or bread at Q Hot Pot, the newest addition to the Zona Rosa dining options. What you will find is a fun and tasty interactive dining experience focusing on fresh ingredients and customizable flavors known as…

The End of I-49

If you’re like me, years from now you’ll still be calling Highway 71 just that, but the fact is Kansas City has a new interstate. Highway 71 south out of KC is now officially Interstate 49. Although a few miles in southern Arkansas have not yet upgraded to interstate status, this new I-49 takes you just about all of the…

Roy Cheek: Real American Hero

Pictures of a church and a house in Holland, an Air Corps crew, and a Purple Heart adorn 92-year-old World War II veteran Roy Cheek’s wall in his living room in Lawson, Missouri, mixed with golf tournament championship pictures. Cheek has quite a story to tell, and the Purple Heart backs it up. 

A Thirst for Knowledge, A Drive to Serve

Movement from crisis to opportunity, uncertainty to knowledge, forms the backbone of Abdul Bakar’s story. While a lifestyle of nomadic movement was familiar to Bakar in his native Somalia, circumstances and personal determination led him to his adopted home in Kansas City.

June 2015 Around Town

Park University’s student newspaper, The Stylus, earned 33 awards at the annual Missouri College Media Association conference, April 11 in Maryville, Mo.

The Boys in Blue: KCPD ATV Unit Is on the Call

When most people see a vest or car marked ‘Police,’ they are less than thrilled. After all, once the boys in blue show up, something bad has certainly happened, right? The KCPD North Patrol is trying to change that perception, and one way they are doing it is with the ATV unit.

Still Fighting

 Orchiectomy. Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection. Pneumonia. Chylous ascites.  With the exception of pneumonia, I’d never seen or heard these words until I heard Nicholas Hibbeler’s story.  A senior at Park Hill High School, Hibbeler was diagnosed with Stage 2 testicular cancer during a routine sports physical in 2013. He endured six rounds of chemotherapy and three surgeries to overcome his…

It’s a Man’s World

Crossing barriers is an act of courage. Debbie Goble broke a barrier by being one of the Northland’s first female barbers in an all-male barbershop in the 1970s. Some customers decided to wait for a male barber to become available while others loved the idea of a lady cutting their hair. Today this persistent redhead has a large cliental accumulated…

The world of men.

It's that time of year again--our annual "Man" issue! Of course we celebrate the men in our lives every day, but during June, we focus a little bit more on dear old Dad. Even if you're not a father, you're a valuable part of our community and we celebrate you!

WIld Birds Unlimited Shoal Creek Cleanup

Wild Birds Unlimited, Missouri Division of Conservation Stream Team partnered with local businesses, including Bank Liberty, The Rim Restaurant, Seva Cuisine of India, and the Liberty North Environmental Club for the 3rd annual event.

Stepping Up to the Plate

The helmet wobbled around my head as I cautiously took my first steps to stand over home base. A not-so-confident 6-year-old, I tapped the plate with my bat, glanced over my shoulder to find my parents, and gulped air.

Park U Ballyhoo

Park University recently hosted Ballyhoo, an annual premier fundraising event that supports University programs and scholarships, at Leawood's AMC headquarters. The event benefitted Park’s School of Business and the University’s Presidential Honors Scholarship.