From The Examiner in the week of Feb. 10-15, 1969:
• JUDGE GRANTS CITY INJUNCTIVE RELIEF – WORK TIE IS HALTED BY ORDER” – A Jackson County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary restraining order enjoining a public works employee union from continuing a strike against the city of Independence. Union members had begun a strike and picketing of city facilities at 6 a.m. yesterday.
• “NEGRO LEADER BRANDS CITY WITH ‘UNFAIR’ TAG” – The city was charged last night with failure to provide fair representation to the “poor” citizens in the community. Nathaniel Moreland, a postal employee and member of the White Oak Citizens Association, challenged the council to give the lower income groups and the Negro citizens “fair” treatment. Another citizen has protested the city’s failure to clean up health hazards from run-down properties and relieve drainage problems in the vicinity of the 1300 block of N. Noland. “The day of patting us on the head and telling us to go back to our homes don’t exist anymore,” Moreland told the council.
• “TRAINS COLLIDE AT GRAIN VALLEY” – Four train crewmen were injured when two GM&O freight trains collided head-on this morning just east of County Road 20-E in Grain Valley. The two diesel engines involved were demolished and about 200 feet of track was torn up, according to witnesses at the scene.
• “CREWS STRUGGLE TO REPAIR HOLES IN STREET PAVEMENT” – So your street has a big hole in it? It may be some comfort to know that you are not alone. Nearly every street in town has at least one large hole which obstructs traffic, says the Public Works Department. Today, 28 men were scheduled to work on street patching on Sterling, Crysler, 39th Street, 35th Street, North Liberty, Kentucky and around the square.
From The Independence Examiner during the week of Feb. 10-15, 1919:
• ‘CROWDED TO HONOR T.R.” – Memorial services in honor of the late Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt were conducted at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Convention Hall, Kansas City, as well as at many other places in this and other lands. The crowd at Convention Hall was estimated at 15,000. Many from Independence attended. Roosevelt memorial services of a national character were conducted Sunday in the congressional House of Representatives. The principal address was by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts.
• “W.C.H.S. MEMORIAL” – Memorial honors were paid at the William Chrisman High School today to six young men, former students of the high school, who lost their lives in the war. The names of the six who made the supreme sacrifice were read by Superintendent W.L.C. Palmer, as follows: Glen Morrow, William H. Waggoner Jr., Tirey Ford, David Winton, Riley Walston and Norman Halleran. Supt. Palmer said that while only one of them, Tirey Ford, lost his life in actual combat and lies buried in foreign soil, yet the others had shown their willingness to do so, although they did not get beyond the training camps.
• “HOUSE IN UPROAR” – Jefferson City – Complying with the recommendation made by Governor Gardner, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a law forbidding the teaching of German in the schools of the State. There were 8 votes against the bill, votes from communities where Germans form a very considerable portion of the citizens and where German schools are taught.