While the MLS All-Star game was going on this week in Kansas City, Kan., our print edition faced an interesting situation.
Many events including the game itself were occurring on Wednesdays, while our print edition was going to press before the event and coming out after it. That’s a similar schedule the Wyandotte Daily News print edition and its predecessor publication have had for decades. We usually cover the event in print in the following week’s edition. It is similar to the deadline situation that is faced by national news weekly magazines.
In recent years, however, we have added the online www.wyandottedailynews.com, which is able to cover events every day. People who want to keep up with each day’s events are encouraged to visit the website to learn about breaking news and events in Wyandotte County. In the past few years, our print edition’s title has become, “The Weekly Print Edition of the Wyandotte Daily News,” and the title itself shows the importance of the website, which is updated each day.
Limited space and deadlines affect our print edition, but are not factors at our web edition, so I would encourage our readers to visit our website at www.wyandottedailynews.com to keep up with the day’s news.
At the Unified Government’s budget hearing on Monday night, July 29, the most interesting presentation was from residents who wanted a new bus line from Rosedale to the Argentine area.
A teacher accompanied by some children made a very moving case about people in Rosedale who had no transportation and were unable to get to work, grocery stores and medical appointments. At least 10 people attended the meeting in support of the bus line.
Later that evening, the UG Commission added the Rosedale bus line to the items it will be funding in the future. The budget was approved Aug. 1.
The new bus line not only would help the residents of Rosedale, it also would help the new Walmart Neighborhood Market and grocery store development in Argentine get off the ground. It also might reverse the pattern of dollars flowing out of Rosedale into other counties and states and back into Wyandotte County.
As in past years, there seemed to be a couple of new projects for the eastern side of Kansas City, Kan. The bus line helped the 3rd District. The downtown YMCA project was backed by the mayor.
Attendance was high at last week’s Wyandotte County Fair, held at the fairgrounds at 13700 Polfer Road.
It has been a long time since weather was so nice in July at the fair. The fair had a string of 80-degree days, and mostly clear weather, encouraging higher attendance.
I enjoyed the NASA Driven to Explore exhibit, which was a walk-through to explain a little about the space program to fair visitors.
If you quit going to the fair when it changed its location several years ago, it’s time to come back next year and have an enjoyable family experience there.
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