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Posted at 6:10 AM

Munchie has had a couple of hiccups, but he’s rolling along and headed for Independence.Munchie is the refurbished 1967 Volkswagen Beetle being driven in the Fireball Run by Andrea Schnetzler and Darrell Tindall, who own and run Granola Jones in Independence. They are in an eight-day rally that started Friday in Frisco, Texas, and ends on the Square this Saturday.“We are (close) enough to Ardmore now,” the Granola Jones team tweeted to The Examiner Monday...

Posted at 6:00 AM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL5 p.m. — Van Horn at Sherwood-Creighton5:30 p.m. — Fort Osage at Staley6:30 p.m. — Blue Springs at Lee’s...

Posted at 5:30 AM

Today is “Royals Blue Day” in Independence.Mayor Eileen Weir issued that proclamation on Monday and said business owners, residents and city employees are encouraged to wear the color blue or fan attire today in support of...

Posted at 1:45 AM

It’s rug-cutting time for the Royals. By the end of this sports historic day we will know if the Royals are moving on.After 28 seasons of frustration and envy, the Royals have entered that rare and stressful baseball maze that leads...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Continuing a survey of student opinions of teachers, the report this time is from an eighth-grader in his last year of middle school. Max, (not his real name), is a bright youngster who had clear opinions about what makes good or bad teachers and...

Posted at 1:01 AM

September 30Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Day

Updated at 12:38 AM

By The Examiner staffFor the second time this year, the man convicted in a 1994 murder in Independence has been scheduled to die.The Missouri Supreme Court on Monday set a Nov. 19 execution date for Leon Taylor, who killed a Blue...

Updated at 12:38 AM

The Jackson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Truman Train Depot in Independence.The guest speaker will be Mrs. Joan Cole, who started delving into her family background at the age of 16. Her mother encouraged...

Updated at 11:56 PM

Like it did last week after the conference tournament at Paradise Pointe, Blue Springs’ girls golf team toted home the first-place plaque Monday.But unlike last week, when the Wildcats simply slogged through wet Paradise Pointe...

Updated at 11:55 PM

Knowing it was a big game in the conference, the Lee's Summit North soccer trio of Teddy Gifford, Dylan Schillcutt and Parker Moon came up huge.The trio tallied five goals and three assists among them in a 6-1 Suburban Big Six victory over...

Updated at 11:54 PM

For the first time in 29 years – back when Ronald Reagan was president, gas was $1.29 a gallon and it cost $2.25 to go see a movie – the Kansas City Royals are a postseason participant.And this dynamic duo seems to be...

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