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Posted at 6:56 AM

Jim Bridger was a fur trapper and a great explorer of the West who moved back to Jackson County with his Indian bride and their bunch of younguns, so that they could all get an education. Today, Bridger is buried at Mount Washington Cemetery. The first time that 18-year old Jim Bridger landed in Jackson County, it was nothing more than a place to camp around the Big Spring, the town of Independence did not yet exist, because Jackson County was still a part of "the Great Osage Indian...

Posted at 6:24 AM

You know it’s quite fascinating to see what you need a license for these days. We need a license to go hunting and fishing – we even need a license for noodling. We need business licenses, professional licenses, insurance...

Updated May 3, 2016 at 3:59 PM

Cast your minds back to your childhood home, and I’m sure every one of you will remember the refrigerator in the kitchen. I remember ours well. It was cream colored, rounded at the top corners, the handle pulled out of the door, the...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 6:18 AM

He called it from the very beginning, but who's going to believe a 3-year-old? Our sixth grandchild will arrive this summer, and, as the big brother predicted, it's a girl! When anyone would ask Hank, the grandson who isn't a bit shy about...

Posted Apr 23, 2016 at 5:29 AM

It's been a really long time since I've had to worry about getting someone, other than myself, up and out the door before I've had at least three cups of coffee. It's been an even longer time since I packed a school lunch. Don't even get me...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 6:08 AM

Little did Ruth Irma Elser and her fiancé Lane Ward Harold know when they announced their long-awaited wedding date – April 21, 1956 – that it would fall on the same date Margaret Truman and Clifton Daniel Jr. would also be...

Posted Apr 20, 2016 at 6:50 AM

A good day trip would be a visit to Fort Leavenworth, because there are a number of historical sites, memorials, and museum’s to visit on Post. One of the popular historic sites is the Commanding Officer’s residence, which is quite...

Posted Apr 20, 2016 at 5:59 AM

I remember last summer with its mascara melting temperatures wishing only for the fall and the sight of glorious autumn colors. Then of course fall comes around, and I then proceed to curse the leaves which haven’t stayed fabulously...

Posted Apr 20, 2016 at 5:13 AM

His citation for the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, is simple: “Learning that 2 daylight patrols had been caught out in No Man’s Land and were unable to return, Pfc. Barger and another stretcher...

Posted Apr 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Not all fats are the enemy. Luckily, eMeals is here to clear up common misconceptions about the fat your body needs to stay healthy!

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