Updated at 1:39 PM

Parents need to be careful with their children these days—not for the safety of the children, but for the well-being of the parent. More parents are facing arrests and court battles for leaving children alone, even if the kids aren't in danger

Updated at 11:55 AM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Chuck Palahniuk is revisiting 

Posted at 11:01 AM

In his earliest years of youth baseball, Nic Mertes had been a middle infielder.At about age 10, he said, his dad and the coach he was working with, Gary Anderson, suggested a trial behind the plate with the catcher’s mask and chest...

Posted at 11:00 AM

Something to Talk About

Posted at 11:00 AM

The University of Missouri Extension is holding a meeting about soil foundation from 6 to 9 p.m. July 31 at KCB Bank in Kearney.Soil is the foundation of every farm, both large and small, and it largely determines how productive an acreage...

Posted at 11:20 AM

July 13th arrived and that afternoon, with my 11 year old and 16 year old sons in tow, we boarded one of  our church’s vans for a 91 mile drive north, then east, to High Hill Camp, in High Hill, MO.   I and the 16 year old had volunteered...

Posted at 10:10 AM

Four candidates filed for the Aug. 5 District 4 City Council primary election, hoping to eventually fill the Council seat left vacant in April when Eileen Weir was elected to be Independence’s mayor.Josh Crocker, Laura Dominik, Tom...

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