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Colten Hayes decided that returning to Independence was his most appealing option, due in part to the fact he’ll first be going to Chicago in September.The Missouri Mavericks on Wednesday announced they have signed Hayes to a two-way contract with their American Hockey League affiliate Chicago Wolves. The 24-year-old British Columbia native, who had the third-best plus-minus rating in the Central Hockey League last season, will start training camp with the...

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Both the Blue Springs South High School Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleading squads placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association KC Regional Competition at Liberty High School July 19.BSSHS cheerleading coach Sara...

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THURSDAY, JULY 31AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLAmerican Legion Missouri State ChampionshipsAt Liberty Park Stadium, Sedalia4 p.m. — Game 1:...

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Voters in northeastern Jackson County on Tuesday will decide which of two Republicans will challenge an incumbent state representative this fall.Former state Rep. Brent Lasater and Bill Kidd are running in Tuesday’s Republican...

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Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory.

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The summer weather we’re having is about as close to perfect as possible. Last night we had a nice rain that cut the humidity and cooled everything and everyone off once more.My 16-year-old sister, Mary Grace, who lives next door is...

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a...

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It was the day I was supposed to write my column – two columns to be exact – so I could go on vacation and not have to worry about sending anything in to my editor.

Posted at 1:01 AM

If you watch “Game of Thrones,” you know it’s a show that’s not afraid to kill off main characters suddenly and without remorse. (This is all the more shocking if you haven’t read the novels on which the show is based.) I haven’t read the books, so...

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July 31Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayhinterland \ HIN-tur-land \ noun; A region remote from urban areas; backcountry. — Dictionary.com

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