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Kyle Gehrs is living the dream.The 2010 Truman High School grad, who won a national championship at Iowa Western Junior College and then went on to star at the University of Central Missouri, signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Astros and is pitching for the GCL Astros in the Gulf Coast League.“Every now and then, I kind of stop and think, ‘I’m a professional baseball player,’” Gehrs said by phone Thursday afternoon from Kissimmee,...

Posted at 8:05 AM

Taystee and Poussey had quite a roller-coaster relationship in Orange Is the New...

Posted at 7:11 AM

Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum invite you to step back in time Saturday and experience what life in Independence was like during the Civil War as it unfolds in a military encampment on the Trails Museum campus. Sponsored by...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLZone 2 East TournamentAt Jim Moran Field, Hidden Valley Park7 p.m. — Game 1: Blue Springs Post 499 Fike...

Posted at 7:05 AM

It's 2025, a world without strollers, preschool and Sesame Street. There's no need when the youngest child on Earth is 6 years old and every woman alive has become infertile. Humans are an endangered species.That's the...

Posted at 5:45 AM

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continues to save lives, and many in Blue Springs are working to help the famed hospital.“It’s a hospital built in Memphis, but it’s a hospital without walls,” said...

Posted at 1:01 AM

The July Fourth weekend was a bloodbath in Chicago. There were 82 shootings and 16 people killed. The shootings brought unwanted national attention to the nation’s third largest city. The attention was not only unwanted but unwarranted.

Posted at 1:01 AM

I sat down at an early screening of “Boyhood” knowing only three things: It was written and directed by Richard Linklater, it starred Patricia Arquette and the running time was just over two and a half hours. I hadn’t seen a preview trailer, or a...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on the dangers of prolonged sitting, benefits of eating nuts, children’s health news and senior health news.Tip of the Week

Posted at 1:01 AM

July 18Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Day

Updated at 12:02 AM

The city of Independence is taking nominations for the Susan Paxton Block Distinguished Public Service Award, honoring a former City Council member.Anyone can make a nomination. The award is for a city employee, volunteer or elected...

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