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Kansas Historical Society remembers Russell Stover

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Popular chocolate company Russell Stover Candies has roots here in Kansas. Russell Stover was born in a sod house in Alton and became a candymaker in Canada and the upper Midwest. He partnered with Christian Nelson to introduce an ice cream treat we know as Eskimo Pies. Russell, and his wife Clara, started what would become Russell Stover Candies in Denver. With headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, Russell Stover Candies has production and distribution facilities in Abilene and Iola. #kansashistory.
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Aaron Long's goal in 53rd minute stands, Red Bulls top KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Aaron Long scored and the New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Sunday despite playing the last 20-plus minutes a man down.Long gave the Red Bulls (9-5-5) a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute when he headed home a ball-in played by Lewis Morgan.New York played a man down after Sean Nealis was shown a red card in the 73rd minute for a hand ball that -- after video review -- was determined to have denied an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.Both teams play again Saturday when Kansas City visits Montreal and the Red Bulls play at Cincinnati.

Life of Fitz: Dani Welniak in Kansas City, Kansas

This edition of the Life of Fitz podcast features host Tim Fitzgerald calling his friend and former media colleague Dani Welniak in Kansas City. Welniak is a graduate of the Oklahoma State sports journalism program who started her news career in Dodge City, Kansas, covering high school sports for Catch It Kansas. After two years, she moved up to Wichita’s main station, KWCH 12, before moving to Kansas City in 2016 to join KCTV5, where she became the Sports Director in 2017. For the past six years, Welniak has reported at KCTV5 in Kansas City, recently serving as the station’s Sports Director and host of The Locker Room Show on KSMO-TV. Welniak is also a former professional women's football player, the sideline analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network from 2016 through 2019 and she recently was a member of the first all-female TV broadcast team for an NCAA FBS bowl game. On June 26, 2022, she was introduced as the new Executive Director of Communications for the Kansas City Current, the new professional women's soccer franchise, which is owned by Angie and Chris Long, as well as Brittany Mahomes. The Current recently released new renderings for the first stadium purpose-built for a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team. As part of a 50-year lease agreement with Port KC, the stadium will be built on a 7.08-acre site on the east end of the park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Artist Kush Is Up Next

Damon Steen, also know as Kush, an American rapper born and raised in Kansas City Kansas quickly learned at a young age he had a passion for music and wanted to pursue it. In 2006 the artist gained the name Kush because Young Dro released an album titled “best thang smokin”. He then realized Dro wasn’t the best thang smoking at the time, Kush was.

Should the Chiefs extend CB Rashad Fenton?

Kansas City was forced to make some moves after losing cornerbacks Mike Hughes and Charvarius Ward in free agency. The Chiefs used three of their draft picks this year on cornerbacks, including a first-round pick on the University of Washington’s Trent McDuffie, and even traded away a 2023 seventh-round pick for former-Texans cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. McDuffie is slotted to start opposite third-year cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, who started all 15 games he appeared in last season. Fenton is likely the third cornerback on the depth chart with DeAndre Baker, who was drafted 171 picks before Fenton in the 2019 NFL Draft, slotting in at fourth.

Monarchs sweep RailCats with walkoff grand slam

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City Monarchs (30-16) made it back-to-back nights with fireworks for 4th of July weekend, except this time they were on the field instead of in the air after a walkoff grand slam gave Kansas City the win and the sweep over the Gary SouthShore RailCats (20-27).

Welcome! 50 new American citizens welcomed in citizenship ceremony

On the eve of Independence Day, the Kansas City metro will welcome 50 new Americans. A dangerous combination of high heat and humidity has led the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory to go in effect Monday at 12:00 p.m. until Wednesday 11:00 p.m. Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 90s in many locations, but the humidity will make it feel like 103 to 108 degrees during the hottest part of the day.

Olivares, Rivera homer, Royals top Tigers 7-4, take 2 of 3

DETROIT (AP) — Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera homered in a three-run second inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 7-4 to take two of three from the Tigers. Tarik Skubal (5-7) lost his fifth straight start, allowing five runs, five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Detroit pitchers tied a season-high with eight walks, including two with the bases loaded.

KU Baseball continues to bring in the recruits

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Less than a month into his new gig with the Jayhawks, Head Coach Dan Fitzgerald has brought in eight new recruits to KU Baseball. Leawood, KS native Brendan Ryan is using his final year of eligibility to come back to his home state and join the Jayhawks.

Long, Red Bulls beat Sporting KC 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Aaron Long scored and the New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 despite playing the 20-plus minutes a man down. New York improved to 9-5-5. Kansas City fell to 4-11-4.

Woman rescued by firefighters after fire breaks out in Shawnee condo

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas are welcoming new American citizens during a special ceremony Sunday. On the eve of Independence Day, the Kansas City metro will welcome 50 new Americans. Updated: 6 hours ago. A dangerous combination of high heat and humidity...

The Folly Theater building is over 100 years old and began with a different name booking vaudeville and burlesque shows

Folly Theater, Kansas City, Missouri.Public Domain; Library of Congress, Prints & Photos Div, MO-264. Call No.: HABS MO,48-KANCI,14-1. The Folly Theater used to be known as the Standard Theater. It’s also been called the Century Theater and Shubert’s Missouri. It was a location for burlesque and vaudeville in Kansas City, Missouri.