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Posted at 7:41 AM

Spring and sports are in the air. Whether soccer, softball, or some other sport, it’s not unusual for a children’s team to celebrate a victory or recover from a loss with a post-game snack. It’s very important to choose wisely when it comes to what snack is eaten because snacks can also help children get the nutrients they need.Helping children learn which foods to choose to stay fit is part of providing a foundation for lifelong health. Think of a snack as a...

Posted at 6:32 AM

A proposed amendment to the Independence City Code would restrict the planting or growth of bamboo.Andrew Warlen from the Health Department gave a presentation at Monday’s City Council study session that outlined reasons for the...

Posted at 6:00 AM

TUESDAY, APRIL 15CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS7:05 p.m. — Game 6: Arizona Sundogs at Missouri Mavericks, Independence Events CenterHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL4 p.m.

Updated at 3:15 AM

When you’re 16, the idea that you have to “survive” things can take up a lot of your time. For me, it was trying to survive a gym class where I had to perform gymnastics routines on an actual balance beam and uneven bars. For 16 year-old Frankie...

Posted at 1:30 AM

The mood was upbeat and lively as the Missouri Mavericks entered the Independence Events Center locker room prior to a Monday afternoon practice session.They were home – and that’s the place coach Scott Hillman and his...

Posted at 1:13 AM

Have you seen the daffodils, lately? I see dozens of fully blooming daffodils, along the highway and around every corner, I turn.They are beautiful, aren't they? And I finally have daffodils, with flowers.My three single daffodils...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Word of the Day

Posted at 1:01 AM

Seeming conflicts with little children can often provide a rewarding learning experience about their strengths. This is especially true during that 2- to 3-year-old period when children become more assertive and issues of autonomy loom large. It is...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Tip of the Week

Updated at 12:03 AM

Attention, senior citizens: A 111-year-old school building has been renovated into a new independent senior living facility in western Independence.The newly remodeled facility is like a “high-end hotel,” says one...

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