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Posted at 6:19 AM

Independence Power and Light is poised to strike a wind energy deal that would bring the utility’s portfolio to 13 percent for renewable energy.The proposed deal for 20 years with the Marshall Wind Farm Project in Marshall County, Kansas, would allow the city buy a 20 megawatt share of energy at a fixed price. According to city information, that would provide 8 percent of the IPL’s annual energy needs. Combined with the existing Smoky Hills wind purchase agreement that...

Posted at 6:07 AM

If anyone out there knows whether this story about how Golden Acres got its name is true, let us know.To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050 or bring by...

Posted at 5:16 AM

Sister Berta Sailer stood at a podium and talked about the roughly 95 wooden tombstone figures – pink for girls, blue for boys – set up for Jackson County’s “Day of Remembrance” on Monday.“These...

Posted at 1:01 AM

The mother of a 2-year-old came to see me about something new in her daughter’s behavior that was a source of concern. The child has started making a throat-clearing sound. The doctor can find no basis for this medically and reassured the mother...

Updated at 12:52 AM

By season four, shows can run into trouble. The characters are familiar and the storylines are established. Raising the stakes to keep viewers interested is tricky. Add too much new material and you risk losing focus on what drew the audience to...

Updated at 12:21 AM

Edinson Volquez is quickly proving his breakthrough season of a year ago was no fluke.The Royals right-hander held down the Twins for seven innings Monday night, and Kansas City’s opportunistic offense took advantage of a series of...

Updated at 12:13 AM

Players come and go with a now-you-see-them, now-you-don’t frequency in minor league hockey, and few leave a legacy – or more painful bruises – than Missouri Mavericks defenseman Matt Stephenson.In a revolving-door...

Updated at 12:06 AM

It’s not often when Blue Springs South senior Ethan Frazier loses command of his pitches.That’s part of the reason he was undefeated heading into Monday night’s contest against Truman. It ended up being one of those...

Updated at 12:05 AM

Kansas City Royals batters are tired of being targets for opposing pitchers.Fourteen Royals have been hit by pitches this season, and when Lorenzo Cain was struck in the ankle by Scott Kazmir in the first inning of Sunday’s...

Updated at 12:04 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Blue Springs’ track and field teams captured four wins and three second-place finishes at Friday’s 88th Kansas Relays.On the boys side, Carlos Davis hurled 194 feet, 7 inches for first place in the...

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