December 18, 2020
The big man himself joined hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury for a live stream conversation on Thursday, Dec. 17. During the event, Santa read some of his favorite holiday stories and took questions from those watching the stream.
In previous years, Link 2 Lee's Summit and the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast has partnered with Budget Blinds of Lee's Summit to host Story Time with Santa as an in-person event. As with most other events, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a transition to virtual. During the event, online donations were accepted in support of Lee's Summit Social Services.
December 16, 2020
Nick and Jason get their judgement on with a local holiday lights contest, take a look at a couple of news items from both City Hall and the Lee's Summit R-7 School District and then take a look back at the news and conversations of 2020. Surprisingly, it wasn't all COVID all the time.
December 14, 2020
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of December 14, 2020. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District has delivered more than 1 million meals this year; a new playground opens at Lowenstein Park; the Summit Christian Academy debate team cracks the 100 list; LSR7 awards its Learning for Life award; and Santa is coming!
December 11, 2020
Local insurance agent Chad Juarez joins host Nick Parker for a conversation about his approach to business and a mission to blur the line between his personal and professional lives. And he sends Wings for Water's Chris Turney a message from the people — his wings reign supreme.
December 9, 2020
With construction winding down just as the pandemic hit, Chad Dumas and his ReeceNichols team had little fanfare when it moved into its new office building in downtown Lee's Summit. Chad joins hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury to talk about the new office and their efforts to support others during the pandemic by opening tabs at local restaurants for teachers, first responders, medical professionals and more.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to Tuesday night's City Council meeting. During the meeting, the first reading of an ordinance concerning the City's Public Service Agreements was tabled until further notice.
December 7, 2020
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of December 7, 2020. One local business owner receives a unique grant; LSR7 has COVID-19 antigen tests available for students & staff; filing period for LSR7 Board of Education opens December 22; UCM hosting adult education open houses; and Santa Claus plans special live stream for area families.
December 4, 2020
Allison Ryder joins Nick Parker and Jason Norbury to talk about the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit's annual Christmas dinner project. This is the 18th consecutive year the church will prepare and serve Christmas meals for local residents who find themselves alone, or in need of food on the holiday. Meals are available for delivery or pickup through a drive-through system in the west parking lot. Any interested in having meals delivered to themselves or someone in need, call the church office at 816.525.0700.
December 2, 2020
KC Laser Company's Brett Jackson joins Jason and Nick to talk about his growing local business and a new promotion raising money for one local charity — Lee's Summit Social Services. 100% of proceeds for the KC Arrowhead & Crown Christmas Ornament will be donated to Lee's Summit Social Services and its programs for the community. The ornaments can be found at KCLaserCo.com. Also joining the show is LSSS Executive Director, Matt Sanning.