Plus, Olathe signs off on new 300-home development.
 
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52º | Abundant sunshine | 6% chance of rain |
Sunrise: 7:13 a.m. | Sunset: 5:51 p.m.

 
🎥 Our Chiefs’ 2024 highlight reel
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How does a back-to-back three-peat sound for next year? | Photo via the Kansas City Chiefs
A dynasty has been made... and there’s no denying it now.

Between pop star love stories, frozen mustaches, and back-to-back Super Bowl victories — we’ve spilled a lot of ink about the Chiefs this football season... and we’re not quite done yet.

Relive the victory with a recap of all of KCtoday’s favorite red + gold stories from the NFL’s 2023-2024 season. That’s a win in our hearts.

The winning roster

Thanks for being with us for every pass, sack and touchdown. We’ll see you at the parade.
 
Events
 

Monday, Feb. 12
  • R.A.W. Adult Storytelling | Monday, Feb. 12 | 6-8 p.m. | The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave., KCMO | Donation | Come share your truth in seven minutes or less, or just bring your listening ears.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • 63rd Annual Greater Kansas City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 7-9 a.m. | Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St, Ste. 100, KCMO | This year’s speaker is Pat McCown who will share his faith and leadership journey as well as his commitment to community.
  • Capital Raises Made Easy | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Polsinelli, 900 W. 48th Place, KCMO | $29 | Entrepreneurs and investors will learn more about the angel investment process so both can make better decisions + negotiations.
  • KC Metro Unified Intramural Basketball League | Tuesday, Feb. 13, Tuesday, Feb. 20, Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 5:45-7 p.m. | UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Rd., KCMO | Shoot hoops and meet new people through this Special Olympics-associated basketball league.
  • Galentine’s Day Cocoa & Crafts | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 W. Pennway, KCMO | $25 | Grab the gals and unleash your creativity over a cup of warm cocoa.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Family Night | Wednesday, Feb. 14-Wednesday, April 10 | Times vary | Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS | Free | Eat your way through special Family Night deals and connect with your kiddos over free indoor activities, like balloon artists, yard games, and coloring.
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News Notes
 
Development
  • Home sweet home — 305 of them to be exact. Olathe recently signed off on Heritage Ranch, a new neighborhood development near 159th Street and Black Bob Rd. City planning documents show the homes will be priced anywhere from $550,000 to $1 million. (Johnson County Post)
Award
  • Two metro teachers were awarded $25,000 each for their top marks in teaching. Blue Valley West’s Alex Lahasky + Gardner-Edgerton’s Matt Mayeske were two of 75 teachers in the US presented with a Milken Educator Award on Thursday. (Johnson County Post)
Opening
  • Ready, set, game at the new part-escape room, part-video game experience in Overland Park. Activate will open at 6900 W. 119th St. in late spring, early summer and will feature a multi-level setup with challenges at every corner. (Kansas City Star)
Kansas Citian
  • A Mahomes will be featured in Sports Illustrated’s 60th anniversary Swimsuit Issue. No, not Patrick — Brittany Mahomes will be the 2024 Rookie, the mag called her “the epitome of a modern-day powerhouse.” (Kansas City Star)
Opening
  • A new children’s boutique is coming to Leawood’s Ranch Mart North (9421 Mission Rd.). Local Kristie Pettibone’s Wild Plains will open this spring, offering “wild” patterns and “plain” attire from European brands. (Johnson County Post)
Finance
  • Discover a brighter financial future with Money Pickle, your gateway to personalized financial advice. Connect with vetted financial advisors, handpicked to provide fiduciary guidance that directly aligns with your goals for investments, retirement, and beyond. Schedule your complimentary video consultation.*
 
 
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Get geared up for KC’s biggest party of the year
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We need a pop of red... everywhere. | Photo by Fanatics
Need help finding unique gear, perfect for partying on the victory parade route this Wednesday, Feb. 14? Don’t worry, we’ve found Chiefs pieces suited to keep your closet happy from now until next fall.
  • After T-Swift’s vintage gear looks this season, your local Goodwill was cleaned out. This oversized sweatshirt gives you a vintage look without boutique reseller prices.
  • Kansas Citians are not born, they’re made — so start ‘em young with the tiniest jersey you’ve ever seen. Editor Maddie may or may not have bought one for her fur baby...
  • It’s an early spring in the Heartland right now, but we know Midwestern weather. This retro-style jacket is the perfect layer for chilly parade pics on the WWI Memorial lawn.
  • Need something quick? This Super Bowl LVIII hat ships within one day, so you can party on without stopping to shop.
 
Sports
 
Play Super Bowl LVIII bingo with us
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We really hope we get to cross off that Usher square. | Photo by KCtoday
Did you remember to play along?

Winners (and sore losers) can check their answers to our free bingo cards here:
  • Usher performed “Yeah,” “Burn” + “OMG”
  • The game went into overtime
  • Patrick Mahomes rushed
  • An announcer mentioned Taylor Swift
  • The Chiefs scored 25 points
  • There were plenty of end zone celebrations
  • The 49ers fumbled + received an offensive penalty
Share your cards online + tag us on Instagram, @thekctoday (no prizes, just pride).
 
The Buy
 
Beats Studio Buds, because you deserve an earbud upgrade. The Beats buds use active noise canceling technology for an immersive sound experience. Bonus: They’re sweat and water resistant, aka your new best gym buddy.
 
Answered
 
Last week we asked “Did you attend the Chiefs 2020 and/or 2023 Super Bowl parades?” and here’s what you said:

Photos of Patrick Mahomes, confetti, and the Lombardi trophy.

Parade scenes from Power & Light.

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Photos by KCtoday

Our readers don’t mess around when it comes to celebrating the Chiefs (as if we didn’t already know that).

A majority of participants (~55%) were one of the 800,000+ fans freezing their butts off at the last two Chiefs parades.

The other 45% responded, “No, but I was there in spirit.”

This is also your reminder to set your alarm for 6 a.m. on Wednesday: “Call in sick to work.”
 
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The Wrap
 
Madison-McMillen.png Today’s edition by:
Madison
From the editor
It was a packed weekend for me, celebrating two of Kansas City’s biggest holidays: Super Bowl Sunday and... my birthday. Okay, well no one else was celebrating my birthday but man, with all the hooting + hollering in the streets — it sure felt like the best party ever.
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