Posted at 10:33 AM

I witnessed a unique sight several days ago while bluegill fishing with Jace, my grandson. The water was clear in a lake north of Kansas City and a big school of largemouth bass swam by, at least 20 2- to 3-pound fish.Bass swimming in schools is not unique, especially in the July heat, but conditions have been unseasonably cooler than in past years. Fishermen were recently using early morning and late evening spring tactics by casting plastic worms or crankbaits toward shore to catch...

Posted at 10:30 AM

There are a lot of things that worry me about today's society. Having to put a stuffed animal in your front seat to remember your kid is in the back tops my list.Guilty or not of doing it on purpose, the dad who left his 22-month-old in...

Posted at 9:30 AM

Items for What’s Happening must be received by noon Thursday before publication on Saturday. Send information to Karl Zinke at karl.zinke@examiner.net. Please include sport the announcement should be listed under. Dates are subject to...

Posted at 8:15 AM

These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

Posted at 7:15 AM

Watch enough baseball games and you come across innings that could be classified as “strange” or “unusual.”However, few could match the sixth and seventh innings of Blue Springs Post 499 Fike’s 6-5 win...

Posted at 6:30 AM

As Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s manager Mike Rooney manicured the field at Blue Springs High School Friday afternoon, getting it ready for another game in the 26th annual American Legion Wood Bat Invitational, he had some time to...

Posted at 7:05 AM

Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation, so book a trip to your couch and get to know the officers on 

Posted at 1:01 AM

July 12Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayriposte \ noun \ adverb; A quick and effective reply by word or act. — Dictionary.com

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