Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Sept. 20 – Sept. 27) 

Councilman Quinton Lucas at the announcement

Councilman Quinton Lucas at the announcement

Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about the future of Westport High School, a baseball academy for urban youth, and the history of 31st and Main.

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The school district announced a long-awaited decision on the sale of Westport High School, now to be redeveloped by the same group working on Westport Middle School, with both schools becoming Westport Commons: Center for Creativity and Innovation.

New baseball diamonds for youth are coming to the 18th and Vine area, as it gets a Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy.

After a long and confusing process, a Jackson County circuit court judge ordered election boards to remove the minimum wage increase from the Nov. 3 ballot.

The Missouri Department of Conservation said shorter days and cooler nights are setting the stage for fall colors.

In our Monday history feature, we remembered the northeast corner of 31st and Troost.

We also shared some of the unique history of the Rockhill neighborhood with a profile of Laura Nelson Kirkwood and a story about the Kirkwood home’s tie to race relations.

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