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Although Sue Meyer’s ceremonial first pitch was a bit off the target to her husband John, the former longtime Blue Springs Post 499 Fike pitching coach made a request Wednesday night at the opening ceremonies of the 26th annual American Legion Wood Bat Invitational at Hidden Valley Park.“This is Sue's night,” John said, “so can you make that first pitch a strike in your story?”Done – it was a 95 mph fastball that nearly ripped the glove...

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Mike Rooney has seen plenty of baseball and knows well enough to appreciate any win, even if the longtime American Legion manager can be quick to find some fault in a mercy-rule victory.In their American Legion Wood Bat Invitational opener...

Posted at 6:31 AM

When Independence Post 21’s Nick Adrales took his last at-bat Thursday afternoon, he was “hoping to kind of ignite something,” he said.That didn’t happen.With Post 21 trailing the Warrensburg Post 131...

Posted at 7:05 AM

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A local executive of American Medical Response told a city of Independence committee on Wednesday that the ambulance company does a good job of serving the community and responded to recent criticism about response...

Posted at 1:01 AM

When the oldest son came home talking about how he’s studying terrorism in school, I didn’t even wait until after dinner to pull out the pictures. I knew if I hesitated, I’d never tell him what it had been like that Wednesday in Oklahoma City. 

Posted at 1:01 AM

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Updated at 12:39 AM

While many outside observers might wonder what the future holds for Truman High School’s softball team without Oklahoma-bound pitching and hitting wonder Paige Parker, the team’s new head coach can provide some...

Updated at 12:35 AM

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