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Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The Lee’s Summit R-7 Aquatic Center has an inflatable Wibit play area available on selected days during February and March, including several school holidays. The Wibit will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 and 15 and March 4, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26. Admission is $5 per person, and the center is located at 3498 S.W. Windemere Drive. In addition, the center offers swimming leagues, a water polo league, aqua aerobics, diving instruction and open swim times as well...

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...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 7:40 AM

What is it that captivates me about owls? Is it that some begin their mating calls in late January, my birth month? Or, is it the eerie way their call breaks the chill of a cold night in winter? I am not sure, but all my life I have been...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 7:06 AM

Some area police departments will be starting their Police Citizens Academy classes soon. The departments offer their classes to help citizens develop a better understanding of its goals and day-to-day challenges. Here's some information about...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Duct tape and Super Glue remind me of one of Dad's favorite sayings, "waste not, want not." It wasn't just a saying for that generation, it was a way of life. One year I bought him a new birdbath for Father’s Day and the old...

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...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 6:22 AM

My esteemed colleague and co-author of this column, Ken Garten, wrote an excellent column about the value of expert witnesses last week and I can certainly not add much to his discussion. I use expert witnesses on most of my cases. On medical...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 5:15 AM

The full ballroom at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center last Saturday told the story. The luncheons and galas are bringing more people, and there's a new energy in the room. The books are balanced, membership is rising, and leaders...

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...

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