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Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 5:51 AM

TNC Community is trying to get the word out.It’s a non-profit once known at the Truman Neurological Center, and it traces its roots to Harry Truman and the late 1940s.“He was one of the founders,” said Stacy Baker, finance director.The group, based in Independence, provides support and care for adults with disabilities. Thursday’s Eastern Jackson County Business Expo gave Baker a forum to spread a key message.“We have a yearly...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 5:15 AM

Officials from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese say the planned St. Michael the Archangel High School in northeast Lee’s Summit will be constructed as intended, with a target opening of the fall of 2016.The new Catholic high...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Google continues to suggest Google Fiber isn’t coming to Independence any time soon.The company is building lines carrying its high-speed Internet and TV service to several areas in the Kansas City area. The Independence question...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 7:18 AM

Dr. Tim Allshouse, the highly acclaimed director of bands at Blue Springs High School, isn’t sure if he should wear a tuxedo or bring some ear plugs when he and former band director Doug Watts are guests of honor at the first roast of the...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 5:16 AM

The Truman story is closely wrapped in the events at the end of World War II and its aftermath. Those events, and the stories of those who fought the war, are getting a good deal of attention this year, including at tonight’s “Wild...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of Bishop Robert Finn, of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 12:50 AM

Regardless of how much, if at all, they had anticipated Tuesday morning’s news of Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation as head of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese, three Independence pastors say they pray it represents the...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM

The winner of the Truman Public Service Award this year is former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth.The city of Independence presents the award annually. Past winners have included presidents, senators, Supreme Court justices and scholars. Last...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 6:19 AM

Independence Power and Light is poised to strike a wind energy deal that would bring the utility’s portfolio to 13 percent for renewable energy.The proposed deal for 20 years with the Marshall Wind Farm Project in Marshall County,...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 5:16 AM

Sister Berta Sailer stood at a podium and talked about the roughly 95 wooden tombstone figures – pink for girls, blue for boys – set up for Jackson County’s “Day of Remembrance” on Monday.“These...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 6:06 AM

Eileen Swatzell and Teri Sandlin said they were shocked to learn that they would be receiving the awards given to them Friday night – but certainly no less grateful.Swatzell, who has worked for the Independence Police Department for...

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