Overland Park personal trainer Kelli Alldredge wins mirror ball trophy at Dancing with the Kansas City Stars competition. Kelli Alldredge, a local personal trainer and charity and community coordinator for Chicken N Pickle, and her professional dancing partner, Jacob Marshell, were named the 2019 champions at Dancing with the Kansas City Stars competition. Alldredge is a personal trainer at Will Shields’ 68s Inside Sports in Overland Park. The competition took place in March at the Sheraton Hotel in Crown Center.
Lifespace Communities Inc., owner of Claridge Court retirement community in Prairie Village, to merge with Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation. Lifespace Communities Inc., the owner and operator of Claridge Court retirement community in Prairie Village, is merging with Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation. Both Lifespace Communities — based in West Des Moines, Iowa — and SQULC, a Texas-based senior living provider, are two of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior living owners and operators. Upon closing, Lifespace will become the sole owner and operator of three SQLC communities, as well as SQLC’s management company, Seniority, Inc. Closing of the transaction will occur after all regulatory approvals have been secured.
Prairie Village native, veteran journalist tapped as new editorial writer for for The Kansas City Star. After nearly four decades working in newspapers elsewhere in the country, Michael Ryan is returning to his hometown to serve as an editorial writer for The Kansas City Star. Ryan was most recently been the opinion editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He starts at The Star June 10. [New editorial writer brings hometown feel, fresh eyes to Star opinion page — The Kansas City Star]