Posted at 10:07 AM

High school or college students love to talk about their hobbies or passions. Many have spent their lives hunting and share their many experiences with friends.Chances are their best friends or love interests will eventually be invited to try this outdoor experience.Many years ago I invited my high school girlfriend teal hunting on an unseasonably warm fall morning. She readily accepted, and the next morning we entered the marsh before daylight, both carrying 20-gauge...

Posted at 8:47 AM

Is there anything quite as enchanting as a monarch butterfly floating by on a breezy summer day? Surely, most will agree that the monarch (Danaus plexippus) is the queen of butterflies; after all, is that not what her name implies,...

Posted at 8:01 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 7:08 AM

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

Posted at 7:00 AM

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a schoolwide event for William Chrisman High School.After class on Friday, students brought a bucket or pail and collected freezing water from plastic barrels located near Chrisman’s...

Posted at 6:30 AM

Free music, bowling and hip-hop dance lessons this weekend in Blue Springs.Today, Let’s Move! Blue Springs, an initiative to promote active and healthy lifestyles, is hosting free hip-hop dance lessons in the morning and a bowling...

Posted at 6:00 AM

Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Posted at 5:22 AM

Charlie and Marilyn Johnson have lived in Independence for 27 years.Twelve years ago, when Swope Health Services opened its clinic on U.S. 24, they were the first patients.“We were No. 1 and No. 2. We’ve been very...

Updated at 1:42 AM

Because of overcrowding at the Regional Animal Shelter in Independence, the city opened a temporary shelter for stray cats at the old Fire Station No. 4. Now because space there is extremely limited , it is quickly filling up.Independence...

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