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Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Members of the United We Ride cycling team in Kansas City will host the 8th annual Freedom Ride benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on July 2. The cycling event will start at the Government Employees Health Administration building parking lot at 7:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m., 20201 E. Jackson Drive, Independence. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to tackle the trail and road routes, ranging from 35 to 75...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 7:28 AM

I have been writing for Gatehouse Media and its affiliate newspapers for over 11 years now. I love being outdoors doing things like gardening, birdwatching, hiking, and observing nature. I have been gardening since I was knee-high to a...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 6:51 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 Jun 25, 2016 at 6:22 AM


Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 6:04 AM

Commercial-grade fireworks are now available throughout Eastern Jackson County, as Blue Springs, Independence and Lee’s Summit all have approved several non-profit vendors to sell them in preparation for Fourth of July...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Jill Ritchie. Also, check the calendar online at...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Late in the afternoon on a recent Wednesday, Kia Frazell and Aaron Frazell went to the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Independence North Branch on U.S. 24, a safe, cool place to shelter from the rising afternoon June heat with their two...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:49 AM

I will confess my bias from the outset. I have not been in a Walmart for several years. My objection to shopping there is not based on anything other than my perception as to how they treat their employees. I am now trying to wrap my mind...

Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 12:13 AM

Have breakfast at First Christian  The First Christian Church is holding a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in the fellowship hall, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.

Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 12:10 AM

On April 14, chapters of the Independence Council of Beta Sigma Phi gathered at the Blue Springs Country Club to celebrate the birthday of this wonderful organization. Walter W. Ross founded Beta Sigma Phi 85 years ago with a small...

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is offering the following programs. The Center is at 28505 E. Truman Road in Buckner. Registration is required, call 816-249-3194 or email...

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