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The Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of August. The library is located at 2220 S. Missouri 7. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-229-3571.  • Teens at the Library, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.  •...

Posted Jul 23, 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...

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:35 AM

Voters across Eastern Jackson County will decide whether to maintain a sales tax that city leaders say brings in millions of dollars for a wide range of crucial services. They also say losing that tax would put local car and boat...

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:33 AM

Live, free music is one of the main attractions of the annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival on Labor Day weekend. The trick for organizers is to catch a rising star.

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:32 AM

The state of Missouri made additional immunization requirements this year for school children, specifically ones going into eighth grade and senior year.

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:31 AM

Federal officials were in the area this week, taking the next steps toward what advocates hope will become a 47-mile hiking-and-biking trail along the old Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:30 AM

Model train icon Lionel and the Lionel Collectors Club of America will present Kansas City Union Station with a detailed O Gauge compatible version of the historic station during the club's national convention in Kansas City next week. The...

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:27 AM

My good friend, colleague and fellow columnist, Ken Garten, wrote an excellent column last week about Judge Scott O. Wright, a federal judge who recently passed away. Whether you loved him or you didn’t (and there were plenty who did not),...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 9:08 PM

The third annual Truman Cup, a three-day cycling race, is taking place this weekend in Sugar Creek and Independence.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 4:10 PM

When Harry Truman suddenly became president in April 1945, World War II in Europe was winding down, and complex post-war questions were already coming his way. An early test came that summer when he sat down in the Berlin suburb of Potsdam...

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Road to Sturgis concert Saturday at Cornerstone  The Electric Rev – Jimmie Bratcher...

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