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Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 9:09 AM

When Alice Birney and Phoebe Heart co-founded the National Congress of Mothers in 1897, and when Selena Butler later founded the African-American counterpart, they didn't think about whether or not they were making difference. Rather, Kathy Nevans said, the women who began what morphed into the National PTA “were just doing what was right then and there.” Nevans, a former district, state and national PTA leader, was the guest speaker at Thursday's Independence...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Park University, aiming to reach more students across Eastern Jackson County, has opened a new site in southeast Independence. “This facility is designed to serve adult evening learners,” said the university's president, Greg...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 6:52 AM

Two seniors from Van Horn High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month. • Richard “Tre” Marks is a McCoy Award recipient as a member of the top 10 percent of his class. He...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 6:23 AM

WHAT: Blue Springs South High School presents “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (2009), directed by Susan Cooper and presented...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 12:05 AM

On Jan. 30, Longview Lake beach was crowded, but not due to the near spring-like weather of the day, it was crowded with individuals and teams who were participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge, a major fundraiser event to support the Special...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 12:03 AM

Many students from Eastern Jackson County have earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2015 semester at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. The list is divided into two parts. The first list includes the names of...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 12:02 AM

Several students from Eastern Jackson County have been named to the Academic Honor Roll and President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2015 trimester at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. To be included on the Academic Honor...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 12:01 AM

Several area students have earned their degrees from Northwest Missouri State University following the fall 2015 trimester. Several graduated with honors, including: Summa Cum Laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.95 to 4.0 on a 4.0...

Posted Feb 4, 2016 at 6:38 AM

WHAT: William Chrisman High School presents “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night,” a farcical comedy by Tim Kelly (1988), produced with special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., and directed by Kim...

Posted Feb 4, 2016 at 5:15 AM

With a couple of clicks from their teacher's tablet, Osage Trail Middle School students were transported Wednesday to the sites of United States monuments or to a far-off rainforest or underwater coral reef. Their mode of transportation for...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 1:38 AM

ST. LOUIS — An advocacy group is pushing the Missouri Legislature to reconsider how it awards scholarships for a 30-year-old program designed to keep the brightest college students in the state. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports...

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