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The North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. The library is located at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-252-0950. • 100 Things to do in Kansas City Before you Die, 7 p.m. Sept. 1. You think you know Kansas City? Come hear about some of the area's most fascinating experiences and places from author Traci Angel. Learn where to go to eat,...

Posted Sep 2, 2015 at 7:23 AM

The original Santa-Cali-Gon in 1940 was a celebration of the days when Independence was the launching pad for the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails. Jackson County has a long and colorful history, beginning almost immediately following...

Posted Sep 2, 2015 at 7:01 AM

Elizabeth "Ann" McKie sent in this photo of a vacation trip that included a stop in Winterset, Iowa, the birthplace of John Wayne. To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at 410 S. Liberty St.,...

Posted Sep 2, 2015 at 6:39 AM

I am so cross, I can’t see straight so I’m in need of some serious spleen-venting. It saddens me to say that the country of my birth has followed suit with so much of the world and has introduced new and irritating bits of...

Posted Sep 2, 2015 at 6:32 AM

1. Homegrown Genius: Walt Disney in Missouri – A half century after his death, Walter Elias Disney remains a household name and a pioneer of family entertainment, who during his lifetime was often described as...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 12:13 AM
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis and Crane Brewing are holding this unique Craft Beer Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at 62nd Street and Raytown Road in Raytown. The festival will include a number of unique craft beers from around the...

Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Pat Pummill Betteridge wins "Best of Show" at Independence Art Association's 40th Annual Member Show with her pastel portrait entitled, "The Shy One." The award ceremony was held on June 19 at Vivilore in the Englewood Arts District. The artwork...

Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 7:07 AM

To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050 or bring by our office just south of the Square.

Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 6:18 AM

Eric Urfer said his staff prodded him to order a certain new piece of equipment for a few Independence city parks. He’s certainly glad he took their advice. Earlier this month, Independence Parks and Recreation installed a...

Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 5:15 AM

They have built it. Now Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Director Dennis Dovel is hoping they will come. Though it’s run into a few snags, the Parks Department is close to opening its new flagship facility, the Blue Springs...

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