From The Examiner during the week of April 7-13, 1969:

• “ROYALS TONIGHT TRY TO MAKE IT TWO” – How about those Royals? In a dramatic come-from-behind victory, the Kansas City expansion team yesterday at Municipal Stadium launched its first American League season ever by tripping Minnesota, 4-3, in 12 innings. A disappointing crowd of 17,688 witnessed the thriller.

• “EXCAVATION WORK BEGINS ON LDS VISITORS CENTER” – Excavation has begun for the Visitors Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Walnut Street just east of River. Plans for the center, designed to tell the story of the church to tourists and other visitors, were completed after a year of planning and preparation. The structure will sit on an 18-acre site. Construction is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

• “A-C PLANT THREATENED” – Supervisory personnel at the Allis-Chalmers plant here spent several hours searching for a bomb. The manager told police the call was received about 10:10 a.m. and the caller, apparently a teen-age boy, warned, “I just wanted you to know there is a bomb planted. I am warning you for your own safety.” No trace of a bomb was found.

From The Independence Examiner during the week of April 7-13, 1919:

• ‘CLEAN-UP DAY” – The six days beginning Monday, May 5 and ending Saturday, May 10 will be observed as “Clean-Up and Paint-Up Week” by the city government and by the citizens generally of Independence in accordance with action of the city council Tuesday night. The chief of police and the street commissioner are empowered to “see that all large rubbish and ash piles be removed at the cost of the persons on whose premises they are found, and especially that such be removed from the alleyways of the business district …”

• “SAILED APRIL 8” – A cablegram received in Independence this morning from Captain Harry Truman dated April 8 at Brest says “Sailing.” This corresponds with previous messages contained in letters printed in this paper from members of the 129th. Sailing from Brest on the 8th would bring the Regiment to Newport News about Easter time (April 20). It is probable that the entire 35th Division will sail about the same time and this includes the 110th Engineers as well as the 129th Field Artillery.

– Compiled by Jeff Fox