Home / Tag: summer

Tag Archives: summer

Music, rides, livestock and Casting Crowns on tap as Missouri State Fair opens this week in Sedalia

state fair

Summer is winding down, but the fun is about to start at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The popular event opens on Thursday. The celebration of Missouri’s agriculture, which dates to ...

Read More »

12 inches and counting as rain deluges St. Louis region

st louis rain

Large swaths of St. Louis remain under water after historic rainfall fell through Tuesday morning. Emergency officials are concerned that additional rain forecast for Wednesday will cause additional flooding. The rain broke ...

Read More »

Extreme heat poses challenge for ministries serving area homeless

shelter kc homeless heat

With Kansas City temperatures rising the 100s this week, City Union Mission is just one ministry serving the homeless that says the heat is a deadly situation. The heat wave is forecast ...

Read More »

Ben & Jerry’s sues to keep ice cream out of Israel

ben israel

The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company this week filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against its parent company Unilever, in a bid to torpedo an agreement that would permit ongoing sales in ...

Read More »

Casting Crowns to headline Missouri State Fair Aug. 16

casting crowns fair

Casting Crowns will appear at the Missouri State Fair Tuesday, Aug. 16. This year’s Fair theme is “Buckets of Fun,” and runs Aug. 11-21, 2022, in Sedalia. The group, off of a ...

Read More »

Perfect summer reading: ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

tom sawyer

There are few books that encompass the soul of summertime; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of them. In it, the glorious line between romanticism and realism blurs in a haze ...

Read More »

Thousands of cattle die as heat wave continues across region

cattle heat

Record heat across Missouri and Kansas may contribute to already soaring meat prices. As many as 10,000 cattle already have died in Kansas because of high temperatures. One shocking video posted to ...

Read More »

Flag Day continues proud tradition dating back to June 14, 1777

july 4th flag day june

Flag Day can be easy to overlook because it falls between Memorial Day and Independence Day on June 14. The non-profit group American Journey Experience shared how the holiday began and why ...

Read More »

In wake of abuse scandals, churches work to keep kids safe at camp

abuse camp

Congregations across the country are exploring ways to make their communities safe from abuse, particularly at summer camp and Vacation Bible School season begins. The recent release of a shocking report investigating ...

Read More »

Officials confirm tornado outbreak on Wednesday morning

tornado wednesday

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has now determined that a tornado outbreak occurred as four twisters ripped through the Kansas City metro early Wednesday morning. The assessment comes as officials ...

Read More »

It’s tick season! Here’s how to avoid this annoying parasite

tick

With an early spring leading to a cool and wet June, millions are ticked with this year’s tick infestation. Many people report finding ticks on themselves and their children after walking through ...

Read More »

15 tips for a summer of generosity

donors charitable giving summer generosity

Summer is a great time to not only relax with the family but also to share the joy of giving. From overflowing backyard gardens to helping with VBS, there are numerous ways ...

Read More »

How much do you know about Memorial Day?

How much do you know about Memorial Day? Today, as we ponder the selfless sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces, we hope that you will join us in ...

Read More »

“Highest form of song is prayer:” Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

dylan

In Bob Dylan’s March concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the iconic musician and songwriter performed two of his overtly Christian songs,  “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Every Grain of Sand,” not to mention ...

Read More »

All 50 states now have historic gas price above $4 a gallon

oil and gas

Kansas was one of several states Monday where the average price of gas rose above $4 bringing the total number of states to 50. Numerous states have prices above $5 a gallon ...

Read More »

Grandview Christian Summer Camp hosts ‘Birds of a Feather’

grandview summer

Come to Birds of a Feather Summer Camp at Grandview Christian School! You won’t be sorry you did!   Your students won’t want to miss the fun at GCS’s Birds of a Feather ...

Read More »

This is how many people visited Branson last year

branson visited

After going through a difficult time during pandemic lockdowns, a record 10 million people visited the Branson area last year. “The numbers don’t lie – Branson is a destination that appeals to ...

Read More »

Silver Dollar City opens, expects large crowds as pandemic ends

silver city

Silver Dollar City opened for the 2022 season Wednesday, March 16. Spring Ride Days runs through March 20 and again March 23-27 and will take advantage of warmer temperatures. Guests at the ...

Read More »

Kids finding Christ at popular Branson camp despite reduced attendance

branson kids

Although fewer kids are attending, Kids Across America in Branson is back in business this summer after remaining closed in 2020 because of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, lives are still being ...

Read More »

Missouri State Fair showcases $8 million facility improvements

missouri state fair

Visitors to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month will enjoy about $8 million in improvements to the grounds. This includes campground improvements, brick horse barn upgrades and major renovations at ...

Read More »

Jennie Finch says God is ‘so much more than’ her Olympic gold medal

Olympic

If anyone knows what it’s like to win, it’s Olympic medal winner Jennie Finch. At the height of her game, the famed right-handed softball ace was simply unbeatable. Major League Baseball All-Stars ...

Read More »

Nike cut Olympic athlete’s funding 70% when they learned she was pregnant

nike olympic

So much for empowering women. Nike and other companies have been outed for their treatment of female Olympic athletes as the games begin this month. At that level of competition, the stakes ...

Read More »

Kansas City area offers numerous events for July 4 weekend

july 4th flag day june

Dry weather is in the forecast for the July 4 weekend, and a number of activities are on tap for the Kansas City region. Visit KC offers several suggestions. Look to the ...

Read More »

Topeka’s “Kids Ride Free” bus program in effect all summer

Topeka Metro bus

Topeka kids can now enjoy a break from school as well as free transportation around Topeka on any city bus. Since the summer of 2013, the Topeka Metro bus system has offered ...

Read More »

19 ways to be generous this summer

summer generous

Although summer is a great time for vacation, generosity is always in season. The National Christian Foundation shared 19 ways to be generous this summer. Talk to strangers: Look for an opportunity to ...

Read More »
X
X