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Posted at 8:47 AM

Looking back on the decade of the ’60s a person wonders how we all survived. The 1960s began with a tremendous burst of excitement and optimism as the youthful new President of the United States, John F. Kennedy dragged us to the brink of his “New Frontier” of progress and prosperity. He inspired idealism with his inauguration speech – “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” Americans flocked to join...

Posted at 8:19 AM

WHAT: Three historical homes and sites in Independence open today, April 1, for touring season: Bingham-Waggoner Estate, a 3-story and 26-room mid-19th century mansion; the 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum, where...

Posted at 6:48 AM

I have burst into spring, celebrating having my toenails professionally seen to by the lovely Jamie – who is indeed lovely, and who is in fact Jamie.  She’s an absolute honey, and knows of my hideously ticklish feet, and tends...

Posted at 5:15 AM

Jackson County property reassessments, focused this year on Eastern Jackson County, are coming later this spring. County officials say they have better information, technology and processes to work with than they had two years ago, when...

Updated at 12:16 AM

Last night I was studying some recipes to share with you this week. This is one of my favorites, and you can top it off with a dump cake or cobbler.Ham Loaf1 pound cured ham (ground)1 pound hamburger1/2 cup...

Updated at 12:10 AM

The Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of April. The library is located at 2220 S. Missouri 7. All activities are free, but registration is required for most; call...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 8:29 AM

The North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities in April. The library is at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required for most; call 816-252-0950 to make...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 7:35 AM

In the time it takes you to read this article, another person will be added to a waiting list, hoping to receive a life-saving organ from a complete stranger – someone who believes in passing along the gift of life. Organ transplantation...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 7:35 AM

Irrigation ditches are used by farmers in Arizona to water their crops. Having lived in the great Southwest for several years, I observed irrigation, as a quite effective method of farming.Although when ditches are full they can be a...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 5:11 AM

For the first time since 2003, the Independence School District is asking residents for a tax levy increase. The district says it's needed because of an influx of young students and a continued drop in its assessed property valuation.Since...

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 12:04 AM

The Grain Valley Board of Aldermen voted to restore Valley Speedway’s use permit Monday night during a special session.With aldermen Scott Shafer and Bob Headley voting in opposition, the board voted 4-2 in favor of the ordinance...

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