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By Jeff Foxjeff.fox@examiner.netSome of the more dark and tense moments in the middle of the 20th century – as well as some of the lighter moments reflected...

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Missouri is on pace for a record number of executions in 2014, with two more inmates on the verge of getting their execution dates – including one who shot a Blue Springs man to death in front of his young step-daughter at an Independence...

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William Chrisman High School teacher John Vickers was selected as the Independence School District’s Teacher of the Year for the 2014-15 school year.Vickers has been with the district for 16 years. He was selected by a panel of...

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– US Army, 1942-1945Thoburn was raised a “farm kid” in Miami County, Kan. The whole family worked on the farm, including Thoburn's one brother and two sisters.Thoburn was drafted into the Army and was...

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Four St. Patrick’s Day parades in Eastern Jackson County are scheduled in Independence, Blue Springs, Sugar Creek and Lee’s Summit.Three of them begin at different times today (Saturday), and one parade is scheduled for...

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The Kansas City Zoo’s first free day of the year is on Tuesday.Residents of Jackson and Clay counties only need to show a photo ID to get in free. Residents of those two counties pay a one-eighth cent sales to support the zoo.

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

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50 YEARS AGOThe following items were taken from March 8 through 14, 1964, Examiner.• Architectural plans have been completed for a new Catholic high school for southeastern Jackson County.

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By Jeff Foxjeff.fox@examiner.netA substation fire knocked out electrical power on and near the Independence Square early Friday morning.The blackout included...

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The 7-year-old asked me who I thought had the most important job. She suggested perhaps it was the president. I could barely contain my laughter.Until they're teenagers, and think they know everything, kids are like a sponge, soaking up...

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