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Posted at 5:08 AM

Snow, ice and cold still have a grip on the area, but warmer weather – some of it likely destructive and deadly – is only weeks away. Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Missouri.Five things to know and do. 1. Get some training. Jackson County’s only National Weather Service “Skywarn Spotter Training” is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crown Pointe Church, 5950 N.W. Lakewood Way. That’s about a mile south of U.S. 40 and...

Updated at 11:42 PM

Submitted to The Examiner The Longview Mansion was the scene of a romantic gala benefiting the Lee’s Summit Symphony, where a capacity crowd enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres amid beautiful decorations with a musical theme on...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 8:37 AM

It’s finally Harry Truman’s turn.Since 2007, the U.S. Mint has issued four presidential dollar coins per year, starting with George Washington and moving ahead chronologically.Truman was the 33rd president, so...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 7:56 AM

Dr. Gary Boring got a new heart four years ago and decided to slow way down.He sold his chiropractic practice. He taught, and he wrote articles.“But I was missing the people,” he says.So he is back from...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 6:10 AM

To conclude National Heart Month, Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence held an event on Wednesday to commemorate all the first responders, LifeFlight Eagle nurses, physicians and hospital staff who were integral in saving the lives of some...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 5:13 AM

The Missouri Department of Revenue announced a new license office in Blue Springs set to open later next month.The privately operated license bureau will be at 2402 SW Missouri 7 in Blue Springs and is scheduled to open March 23. The...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 4:10 AM

Pop star Ariana Grande kicked off her Honeymoon world tour at the Independence Events Center Wednesday night.A crowd of mostly teenagers and their parents formed a lengthy line outside the venue before it opened to see the Grammy-nominated...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of March. The library is located at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required, call...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 9:20 AM

World War II grossly affected nearly every family, not only in Jackson County, but all across America. Most of the men, young and old alike, went off to war, and the women went to work in their places. Many of that generation can still vividly...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Downtown Blue Springs was recently assessed by the Missouri Main Street Connection, and additional steps need to be taken in order to reach the program’s “Associate” tier.Despite having a “great year”...

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