Updated at 10:54 PM

Longtime Independence schoolteacher Sally Beebe sought what many adopted people want to know: Who are my biological family?“People tend to know they are adopted at an early age,” said Beebe, “but they kind of wonder what their real parents are like.”For decades she kept her curiosity to herself because she didn’t want to hurt her adopted parents’ feelings.“I had a happy childhood and wonderful life,” she said.

Updated at 10:52 PM

jeff.fox@examiner.netState legislators from the area on Friday outlined progress on a school transfer issue that could significantly affect Eastern Jackson County schools, but they said...

Updated at 10:50 PM

Laureate Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi started the sorority year with a salad supper at the home of Mignon Hollis for our June Call. We also celebrated our chapter birthday with cake and ice cream. We celebrated Beginning day at the home of...

Updated at 10:50 PM

I was less than 3 years old when I lost my grandparents in a crowd, or should I say they lost me. I called my grandparents momma and poppa; they cared for me. My parents were divorced.Most “big ladies” had fur coats.

Updated at 10:40 PM

On March 1, 150 Van Horn High School Army JROTC cadets and their dates gathered in the main ballroom of the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City for the annual Military Ball, which is the culminating assessment for the cadet etiquette training.

Updated at 10:37 PM

Next month marks my 20th year of self-employment.Hard to believe how the years have flown by.Yes, 20 years ago, after nine years with two different law firms, I had determined it was time for me to walk away from the security of a...

Updated at 10:36 PM

Students win yearbook scholarshipsTwo Blue Springs High School students were awarded college scholarships by participating in a yearbook marketing pilot program for a DECA competition. Kaylee Chappelow and Alicia...

Updated at 10:33 PM

The box called my name every time I passed by it. I hadn't been able to look through the keepsakes Mom kept during their 56 years of marriage. It felt like I would be incredibly nosy if I opened the lid.I tried going through the...

Updated at 10:32 PM

There’s a candidate forum next week for those running for mayor of Independence and other City Council races.It’s at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Independence branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library on U.S. 24. Those in...

Updated at 10:32 PM

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

Updated at 9:04 PM

A Jackson County judge sentenced a Blue Springs man to nine years in prison Friday for his role in the September 2012 death of state transportation worker Clifton Scott.David C. Murdick, 36, was sentenced by Jackson County judge Jack Grate...

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