Six of Kansas City's iconic fountains have been turned blue to support the Kansas City Royals.

How blue are you?

Posted October 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Northeast News
Oct. 14, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Is your KCMO yard, neighborhood, business or school decked out in blue these days?

Show your true blue support for the Kansas City the Royals by entering the city’s photo/video contest recognizing the team’s performance in the playoffs. Winning entries should creatively combine Kansas City and Royals pride. Entries will be accepted through Sunday, Oct. 19.

You can post your creative efforts on Twitter using #kctrueblue and tagging the city’s account at @kcmo, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/kcmogov or Instagram at instagram.com/kcmogov. Your photo or video may be featured on our social media accounts and on Channel 2, the city’s cable television station.

Prizes will be awarded for the best decorations in the following categories: house/yard, car, neighborhood/block, school, business, nonprofit, pet and musical entry. Decorations made by kids under 12-years-old and by out-of-town fans also will be recognized.

    Jasper Mirabile preparing the charity dinner.

    Four Star Chef in HNE for charity fundraiser

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    Oct. 13, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — It’s not often a Mobil Four Star Chef, restauranteur and radio host comes in to a private home to prepare a seven course dinner complete with wine flights. But that’s exactly what happened this past Sunday evening in the home of Scarritt residents Sarah and Doug Reed.

    Jasper Mirabile, owner and namesake of nationally renowned Jasper’s Restaurant in South Kansas City and host of the “Jasper’s Kitchen” radio show (Saturday morning, 11 a.m. on 810, KCMO Radio) took over the culinary duties in the Reed home as part of a charity fundraiser for

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    City offers water, sewer line protection program

    Northeast News
    Oct. 13, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City homeowners will soon receive or may have already received a letter from city manager Troy Schulte reminding them they have another opportunity to sign-up for the city’s voluntary program to pay for repairs to their water and sewer lines.

    The program is offered through the National League of Cities and is administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA).

    The program offers protection against normal wear and tear, which is not covered under most traditional homeowners policies. If lines clog, leak or break, the program will cover the cost to repair the line

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    Race to affect Northeast area Saturday morning

    Northeast News
    Oct. 10, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City officials are notifying motorists that runners will impact traffic in the Northeast area around Saturday morning.

    The Inspired by Darrell Sublett 5k will kick off 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the area of 19th Street and Brooklyn Avenue. The Inspired by Darrell Sublett 5K Run/Walk is an event to honor the memory and warrior spirit of the late Darrell Sublett.

    For more information, visit www.kcraceday.org/races/inspired-darrell-5k-run/ or contact Raul Flores at 816-399-5330.

    Be on the lookout for stylish cyclists this weekend

    Northeast News
    Oct. 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The fifth annual Kansas City Tweed Ride is right around the corner.

    The Tweed Ride is a casual, historical bike ride through the Historic Northeast. The ride takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at beginning at St John Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard.

    All individuals participating in the event are encouraged to dress in their finest vintage cycling attire, from houndstooth blazers to argyle socks, and hop on their bicycles to celebrate cycling, history and community. Registration is closed for this event.

    Riders and their bicycles will have the opportunity to be

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    SIAC parent applications due Friday

    Northeast News
    Oct. 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — What is it going to take for the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) to regain full accreditation? How can the school district retain and attract students?

    The district is looking for parents and community members to help answer these questions.

    The School Improvement Advisory Committees (SIAC) will begin work in this fall to address strategies for each KCPS school and the district as a whole. Each school’s SIAC will include representatives from school staff, parents and the community. Each KCPS school is now seeking parents interested in serving on the SIAC.

    The committee will meet monthly

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    Streetcar spending breakdown

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Earlier this year, the Kansas City City Council approved contracts with two engineering firms, HDR and Burns and McDonnell, for the possible KC Streetcar expansion.

    The two contracts totaled roughly $8.1 million and would have been used for route planning, studies of construction obstacles and communication with the public.

    At last week’s business session, Ralph Davis, an engineer with the city’s public works department, told the council members that the amount spent on

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    Don Bosco hits the jackpot with help from Harrah’s

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Don Bosco Senior Center hit the jackpot.

    Last Tuesday, the Caesars Foundation and Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino presented the Don Bosco Senior Center, the local member of the Meals On Wheels Association of America, with a Ford Transit Connect Van to expand the organization’s ability to provide meals to older individuals in the community. In addition, Tom Cook, general manager for Harrah’s North Kansas City, surprised senior center director Anne Miller with a check for $10,000.

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    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

     

    Karol Ann Fountain

    CAMERON, Missouri – Karol Ann Fountain, 71, Cameron, Mo., slipped the bonds of this earth and went to walk in heaven with her Jesus she so dearly loved on Sept. 24, 2014.

    Karol was born on April 12, 1943, in Los Angeles, Calif., but she was a resident of the Historic Northeast for over 50 years. In 1961, Karol graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo.

    She married

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    Parade's a downtown tradition

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    This week’s historic postcard is a Real Photo postcard that shows a shot of the Shrine Parade in Kansas City in 1924.

    No publisher’s information exists on the card, and there is no written message on its reverse. Huge crowds gathered to watch the spectacle as it proceeded down Baltimore Avenue. Shown here are the Shriners passing in front of the Orpheum Theater between 12th and 13th Streets. Huge banners were hung from guy-wires above downtown

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