The following items were taken from the Feb. 20 through 26, 1960, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the Feb. 20 through 26, 1960, Examiner.



Joseph L. Adams, a cameraman for KMBC-TV Channel 9, has been awarded the nation’s top award in the annual competition for newsreel picture of the year in the spot news category. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Adams, 404 N. Spring, was born and raised in Independence. The winning reels showed the explosion in a fire on Southwest Boulevard last year that claimed six lives.

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The owner of a local nightclub, Raymond Kilanoski, 50, of 3809 Blue Ridge Blvd., was slain by one of a group of five persons who pulled him from his stopped car in Kansas City. Kilanoski operated The Cave nightclub at 2242 Maywood Ave. Police said the attack apparently began as a robbery attempt. Four men were arrested in connection with the attack are being questioned.

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The local Navy recruiting office in the Independence Courthouse announced that five local youths enlisted in the U.S. Navy special “Heart of America” Company. They are: Robert E. Craig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph R. Craig; Robert Allen Leutjen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Leutjen; Edward D. Smelser, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Smelser; Ricard E. Pieratt, son of Ernest M. Pieratt; and Terry L. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee H. Williams. 

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Officers of the Independence Branch of the Jackson County-Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross have been re-elected for a new term. Judge Given has headed the branch since 1952. Other officers are: Vice president, Mrs. Lester Gartin; treasurer, Floyd R. Brown; and secretary, Mrs. Floyd Warr. D.F.P. Curry and Jack Canaday were named new board members. The hold-over members were Lawrence Martin and Mrs. Warr.

 

The following items were taken from the Feb. 20 through 26, 1910, Examiner.



A taxicab from Kansas City went whizzing through Independence Sunday at a rate of speed estimated at 40 miles an hour. No regard apparently was felt for the safety of anybody else on the streets, the driver was simply speedmad. Just about noon an urgent call was sent in from Englewood for a surgeon. Dr. G.T. Twyman went out and found that the driver had been badly bruised up by the overturning of the taxicab.

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Gov. Joseph W. Folk has sent out letters to democratic friends throughout the state asking their opinion as to the race for the United States Senate. Mr. Folk has been urged to be a candidate, but has not yet made any announcement and is presumed he will consider the replies to the letters sent out in making up his mind on the matter. James A. Reed of Kansas City is an avowed candidate from this end of the state, and David R. Francis from St. Louis.

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The council took preliminary steps to revise the city ordinance book. Mayor Jones said it was very embarrassing when asked by other cities for copies of our ordinances to  have to tell them that our book has not been revised for a dozen years and that it would take a legal expert to tell just what ordinances are actually in force and what ones are not.

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Official confirmation of the story printed some time ago in The Examiner to the effect that a new bridge would be built across the Missouri river at Sibley, comes in dispatches from Washington. The reports says that Representative Borland has introduced a bill in congress to authorize the construction of such a bridge. The Sibley bridge is too light for the heavy equipment now in use on the road and is only a single-track bridge.