Independence police have arrested two people in connection with the theft of the Pioneer Woman, the six-foot bronze statue that had stood at the National Frontier Trails Museum for 23 years.
However, it appears that the statue has been destroyed.
Eleven-year-old Tate McCrary found her dream sport by chance.
The idea behind a public art exhibition is to create a display people can walk by, drive by or even touch. Eleanor Frasier believes that has happened with Blue Springs’ new temporary art exhibit, “Evolve.”
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PETS Some people think their pet has to be a purebred. But Gisele Gamble knows how good a mixed breed dog can be as a family pet. Read more on Thursday and meet Micah and Bumper.
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Honor rolls are coming in from schools, and we'll post them all here, so watch for yours.
The missing Pioneer Woman statue reflects the history of Independence in a couple of ways.
The statue – missing since the weekend and evidently stolen – is a testament to spirit of the women who headed west with their families on the major trails out of Independence.
Jessica DeVault is an Academic All-Star from Blue Springs South High School
Bobby Brock isn’t quite used to putting high stress on his arm.
Jake Friebohle is an Academic All-Star from Raytown High School.