Hero in the Sky

 Article Nicole Lavine  The family legacy of military service may have been the initial spark that inspired retired Lt. Col. Paul Amey to launch his military career. But he was the very first in his family to ever earn his aviation “Wings of Gold.”  It was in his sophomore year of college at Benedictine College when Paul came to terms…

Life Threw Madison Cannon a Curve, Yet She Shines Brightly

High school is a challenging time for many, and 2010 Lee’s Summit High School graduate Madison Cannon understands that far more intensely than most. Madi, as her friends know her, has a positive, can-do attitude despite adversity.    


Tales of jumping out of planes and a fascination with the outdoors and adventure initially piqued Dave Tiehen’s interest in the military. But it was the intense training, leadership opportunities, and the real world mission of the war on terrorism that gripped him and took him around the world as a military officer serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Making a Huge Impact on Little Lives

Steve Fitch vividly remembers what it was like to be a child awash in the foster-care system. Even years later, now a successful businessman, Steve acknowledges how his experience helped mold him into the person he is today.


In one of the opening scenes of the movie Gladiator, General Quintus turns to Maximus (Russell Crowe) and says:

Lee’s Summit Police Department K-9s

Scott McMilian’s job has gone to the dogs, and he’s okay with that. In fact, he has no shame reflex in admitting that he actually enjoys it. An officer in the Lee’s Summit Police Department, McMilian has been serving the community on the force since 1997. His duties often require long hours at times when most of us are fast…

City of Lee’s Summit Selects Rick Poeschl as Fire Chief

After a national search and extensive interviews with staff and community-wide stakeholders, the City of Lee’s Summit recently announces the selection of Rick Poeschl as the new fire chief. There will be a swearing-in ceremony held in the coming weeks. Poeschl has been serving as the City’s acting fire chief of the department of 144 employees since the retirement of…