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Will this finally be the Year of Edith on Downton Abbey? All signs point to ... probably not.As the acclaimed drama returns for its fifth season, Britain is reeling from the country taking a leftist turn in 1924. "It's the year the first-ever socialist government was elected, so they all feel very threatened by that," executive producer...

Posted at 10:19 AM

Items for What’s Happening must be received by noon Thursday before publication on Saturday. Send information to Karl Zinke at karl.zinke@examiner.net. Please include sport the announcement should be listed under. Dates are subject to...

Posted at 10:14 AM

On an overcast and cool late summer evening, more than 75 persons were on hand Thursday for the dedication of “Jet Stream.”Mayor Carson Ross remarked that “art is in the eye of the beholder,” adding that his...

Posted at 9:07 AM

A threat is growing. I see it in newspaper headlines scattered across months. One here, one there. Not enough news to strike the alarm bells just yet, but the danger is coming.That danger is robots.Ever since the Soviet Union...

Posted at 10:05 AM

Central Perk may not be Gunther's last name, but the two unquestionably go hand-in-hand. So naturally, that's where we found

Posted at 9:06 AM

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stars 

Posted at 9:05 AM

The conflict between Reddington (James Spader) and Berlin is heating up on

Posted at 8:24 AM

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

Posted at 8:03 AM

Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel titled “You Can’t Go Home Again.”I have heard people quote this rather bold title many times and even have found it to be true – until now.We recently bought a house on the...

Posted at 7:01 AM

Today is the ABF garage sale at the National Guard Armory, 2323 S Crysler, Independence. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. One of the friendly faces of volunteers who are usually there will be missing today. We lost Brendan Meinert in...

Posted at 6:16 AM

This story will be ending soon. Unfortunately, it's not a happily ever after, for me anyway.Dad has always bounced back when things have gone wrong, but not this time. I'm writing in anticipation of what the next few days may bring. I...

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