From The Examiner in the week of Nov. 25-30, 1968:
• “2 RADAR TRAP ALERTERS FINED” – Two Kansas Citians were fined in Municipal Court yesterday after they attempted to warn motorists of a radar speed check. The pair were arrested after motorists stopped to tell police officers operating the speed check device that a warning sign was being flashed to drivers at Truman Road and Menown. They were each fined $50. They gave no explanation for their actions.
• “SHOULD COUNTY OFFER AMBULANCES?” – A decision by three funeral homes in Eastern Jackson County to discontinue emergency ambulance service has raised the question as to whether the county should go into the ambulance business. The funeral homes note that the state legislature has recognized the need to upgrade the standard of ambulance service and enabling legislation has been passed to permit a county or municipality to provide ambulance service as a publicly administered health service.
• “YOUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPEAKS ON TRASH, LITTER” – Some just don’t seem to care, but most people who contribute to litter here and there around Independence are plain careless. Very seldom any more do we find people so lacking in civic pride that they load their trash in a big sack and drop it by the side of the road for some innocent party to pick up and dispose of properly. What we still find on the streets are small bits of paper, empty cigarette packages, match holders, occasional boxes and mashed tin cans.
From The Independence Examiner in the week of Nov. 25-30, 1918:
• “WILL OPEN MINE” – Coal now at a depth of 200 feet is to be brought to the surface for commercial use. For nearly two years now, Roland Wiley of El Dorado, Kansas has been working in Jackson County. He secured leases in many places and a little more than a year ago sent a churn drill down about 1000 feet just west of Buckner.
• “‘FLU’ IS SPREADING” – Influenza again is rapidly increasing in this city. Chief of Police N.A. Harris said thirteen new cases have been reported for today and that for yesterday and today combined the number of new cases totalled thirty. The situation is causing considerable concern to the health authorities and it may become necessary before long to order a general closing again, similar to that of several weeks ago. The Kansas City Board of Education has again found it necessary to close the schools.
• “EXPLAINS WOLF DRIVE” – “The wolf drive to be participated in next Sunday by the Home Guards is not to provide sport but to render a distinct community service,” Mayor H.B. McCoy said yesterday. “The farmers in the community in which the drive is to be made have been losing stock continually and if the wolves can be caught it will save hundreds of dollars for them. … The majority of the men work during the week and Sunday is the only day that they could participate.” Mayor McCoy made the above statement in answer to objections to using Sunday for a wolf hunt.