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Posted at 5:10 AM

“It looks like you are getting ready to play a concert,” Danny Lane recalls saying years ago to a musician setting up to perform with the Spirit of Independence Concert Band at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate.Looking into the eyes of the inquisitive man he recognized from his student-teaching days in Oak Grove, Brent Edmunds replies that he’s not playing in the community band; he’s conducting it.Then Brent asks: “You wouldn’t be interested...

Updated at 10:27 PM

A frightening cautionary tale that underscores the importance of proper contact lens hygiene.

Updated at 10:27 PM

Because sweat is kinda weird when you really think about it.

Posted Jul 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM

When choosing a pet many people are drawn to animals with lighter colored coats. Some call this Black Dog Syndrome and this holds true for cats as well.Black coats are more prevalent in many breeds because of a dominate gene. People might...

Posted Jul 26, 2014 at 12:31 PM

This isn't the first time and more than likely it won't be the last. I'm putting myself back on the wagon as I've eaten my way through the last pile of "fat" clothes I have stashed in my closet.Not wanting to buy new clothes...

Posted Jul 26, 2014 at 7:35 AM

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

Posted Jul 26, 2014 at 5:17 AM

Carl Mesle left his beloved city, Independence, as a better place, and friends and family say that was through a life of service to his community, family and church.“I can’t think of anybody who more fully illustrated what it...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Looking to spend less time in line at concessions and save a bit of cash? These snacks can help you do just that.

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Tammy Feguson of Independence sent us these photos of her garden at the peak of its blooming earlier in July.To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64040 or...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Teenaged girls in Blue Springs are boosting their self-esteem, learning to make better decisions in their adolescent lives and becoming more fit this summer. It’s part of the free “Girls on Fire” workshop hosted by the Blue...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM

While not having arms or legs may appear to limit Chris' physical abilities, his emotional strength has driven him to pursue his passion for farming and embrace life with courage.

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