Christmas Cheer

Northeast News
December 21, 2016

Well, another year has come and gone for this News-dog and we’re mighty thankful to still be a part of the landscape in this Cow-town. It’s been a banner year here in HNE so we thought we’d throw out some props to some of the folks making the wheels turn in our community.
City Manager Troy Schulte tops that list, given the number of events he’s attended here in HNE both publicly and privately. He’s also been integral in making sure that projects such as the new Independence and Benton intersection improvements and the establishment of the Avenue CID have been completed. Additionally, he’s been a strong proponent of the ongoing restoration and redevelopment of the Kansas City Museum along with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department (led by Mark McHenry), another staunch supporter of Historic Northeast. Through McHenry’s expertise, the Kansas City Museum was transferred from Union Station back to the city’s hands. Working with new Museum Director Anna Marie Tutera, the Museum is at long last getting the overdue attention it deserves and is poised to launch the new year with some big plans and new programming.
While we’re handing out props, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that CID workhorse and Urban Dirty dude Brett Shoffner puts into the mix. Through his tireless work, Kessler Park and the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway have become a destination for trail enthusiasts both on foot and on two wheels. Over 10,000 volunteer hours have gone into the transformation, and new trails and features are being added almost daily.
Additionally, Independence Avenue continues its transformation under the guidance of CID and Chamber President Bobbi Baker-Hughes, the entire CID team and the Avenue Ambassadors. While the Avenue may still have its issues, in the 26 years this dog has lived here, it’s never looked better.
Lastly, we here at the House of News want to thank you, our loyal readers for keeping us informed of news events and happenings throughout our community. The Dog and the staff here at the Northeast News wish you a happy Christmas and a merry New Year.

Comments are closed.

  • Lucas’s Double Standard

    January 18th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News January 18, 2017 Last week Councilman Quinton Lucas dropped a bomb on his fellow council colleagues in the […]


    A Legislative Snoozer

    January 11th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News January 11, 2017 We’re off and running in Jefferson City again as the 99th General Assembly kicks off […]


    126

    January 4th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News January 4, 2017 The year 2016 turned out to be one of the most violent years in terms […]


    Let the carve outs begin

    December 28th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News December 28, 2016 The dog knew it was bound to happen. Ever since the city’s announcement of an […]


    Light em up

    December 14th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News December 14, 2016 That’s right folks, light up that city hall switchboard and let your elected representatives know […]


  • Avenue respect

    December 7th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News December 7, 2016 The dog knows that Independence Avenue is by far the busiest thoroughfare that bisects Historic […]


    A legitimate victory…or not

    November 30th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News November 30, 2016 Well, if you thought the hot mess that was the presidential election that took place […]


    The Good Knight

    November 23rd, 2016
    by

    Northeast News November 23, 2016 The dog was saddened late last week to learn of the passing of a Northeast […]


    Misplaced Rage

    November 16th, 2016
    by

    Last week Donald J. Trump pulled off what seemed like an impossible feat, defeating the Democratic heir apparent to the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The day after the election, social media played host to more drama than a Bette Davis movie marathon at the Heart Drive-In Theater…


    Water Audit

    November 9th, 2016
    by

    This civic-minded News-Dog has long been critical of the city’s Water Services Department, with their inefficiency rating almost as high as where their billing statements are headed these days…


  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    Councilman Lucas responds to Northeast News G.O. Bond editorial

    Northeast News January 19, 2017 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As the wide-ranging debate regarding the proposed $800 million General Obligation […]

    Despite lingering questions, KCU MPD heading to Council Committee

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News January 19, 2017 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas City University has passed the first hurdle […]

    retorts illustrated bryan stalder

    Northeast News January 18, 2017