Area teachers feeling overwhelmed this school year, educator claims

By CharaReturning to in-class instruction has not been easy for many Kansas City area teachers, staff members and students.“Unfortunately, this year has been quite the opposite from (the) last,” said an area teacher, who requested anonymity. “For myself, a teacher who taught in person during a pandemic, I find this year more mentally and emotionally […]

Lugo growing her music career

By Roberta PardoElizabeth “Eli” Lugo’s music career is growing.Lugo started singing when she was 6. A DJ at an event at her local church heard her sing and invited her to the stage. Even at that age, Lugo never felt embarrassed about performing, she said.After that, Lugo’s mother encouraged her passion and found her music […]

El Centro hosts grand opening for JoCo location

Story by Chara and photos by Michael AlvaradoOn Nov. 4, El Centro Inc. hosted the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new satellite office, located at 201 E. Louis St. in Olathe, Kansas.Public figures attending included Olathe Mayor John Bacon, Olathe Police Chief Mike Butaud, Johnson County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson, and Johnson County […]