Lee's Summit Tribune

Broncobots Participate in Go Baby Go

November 30, 2019

For the first time, students from the Lee’s Summit North High School robotics team, The Broncobots (Team 1987), got to participate in an event where they modified a toy ride-on car to provide mobility for a child with a disability.

Lights on Mason

November 30, 2019

About five years ago, Larry and his wife, Teresa, opened Lights on Mason, a booth at Bella Patina in the West Bottoms where they sell his one-of-a-kind vintage light fixtures. All proceeds go to support the Tyler Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of their late son.

Classical Art Instruction Studio Opens In Lee’s Summit

November 9, 2019

Cody Wheelock recently opened a classical art instruction studio in Lee’s Summit, Fount Atelier of Fine Art. The core program includes two and a half hour classes once a week. Students can enroll on a month-to-month basis.

Veterans Organization Honors Local Glass Shop

October 26, 2019

After hearing about veterans’ burial flags commonly getting lost, one veteran came up with a solution – and one local business was eager to help.

Burnt Finger BBQ Expands

October 12, 2019

Jason and Megan Day, the husband-and-wife duo behind the Lee’s Summit-based professional barbecue team Burnt Finger BBQ, first began competing in professional barbecue competitions as a family hobby.
When Jason’s signature recipe, Bacon Explosion, was featured on the front page of the New York Times in 2009, it exploded into a viral sensation and was named “the most downloaded recipe in the history of the internet.”
This encouraged the duo to turn their hobby into a business.

Lee’s Summit Bike America Moves To Location With Easier Access

October 12, 2019

Because of the inadequate parking and lack of room to test ride the bikes, local family-owned bicycle shop Bike America moved six blocks west to a location with plenty of parking and space outside.

Lee’s Summit Community Comes Together To Help Those In Need

September 28, 2019

Through unity and kindness, the Lee’s Summit community collected more than 2,000 pounds of food and supplies for families in need.

Business Is Buzzing: Local Company Green Bee Tea Towels Expands

September 21, 2019

After gaining a large following on Instagram from selling vintage goods and accessories, Raytown-resident Rena Krouse began to run out of items. She decided she wanted a more creative outlet, so she taught herself how to screen print and soon began creating tea towels with the same vintage feel.

Before long, Green Bee Tea Towels was born.

Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis Club Elects New President

September 20, 2019

After expressing his passion for volunteering in various community events, Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis Club members David and Mary Lee Skitek convinced Brian Ross to join the hands-on service organization, whose mission is to help children.

Two years later, Ross was elected to be the new club president beginning Oct. 1.

Donation Drive Benefits Lee’s Summit Social Services

September 13, 2019

The Lee’s Summit Fire Fighters Auxiliary, in connection with Lee’s Summit Fire Fighter Charities, is collecting donations at all seven fire departments to support Lee’s Summit Social Services (LSSS).