From The Examiner in April 15-30, 1970:


• “MARCH, CLEANING OF PARK ENDS EARTH WEEK HERE” – Some 350 youths from William Chrisman Junior High School carried posters through downtown Independence Saturday in a climax to “Earth Week” activities at the school. The students, marching single file on sidewalks with many parents and teachers, walked twice around Jackson Square and then to Mill Creek Park, where a program was held and the park was cleaned up.


• “NO SPACE DELAY SEEN” – Washington (UPI) – The head of the space agency said today the Apollo 13 failure had been traced tentatively to a “relatively simple component which can be fixed so easily the next moon flight may go forward without delay.” Dr. Thomas O. Paine, the Apollo 13 commander, Capt. James A. Lovell Jr., and the late-starting civilian member of the team, John O. Swigert Jr., appeared before the Senate Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee.


From The Independence Examiner April 15-30, 1920:


• “SINGERS WON CUP.” – Independence won the first place and brought home an engraved silver loving cup from the big competition at Warrensburg Saturday. But it was the boys’ quartette which won while the track boys and the declamation contest went to other towns. The quartette is composed of Cecil Soldan Els, John Baird, Maynard Hunt and Kenneth Morford. Miss Josephine Dixon who trained them accompanied the team to Warrensburg.


• “BITS OF GENERAL NEWS.” – The state wolf bounty fund was exhausted when bounty was paid at Marshall last week for more than fifty wolf pelts.


• “DO YOU WANT BABY FISH” – Charles Kemper, deputy state game warden, says that the State fish car will be in Kansas City soon and asks anyone who wants baby fish for lakes and streams to write him at 120 East Elm Street. The State furnishes the fish and all it wants to know is if the place is suitable for propagation. In writing state the location and size of the lake and you will be notified when to call on the fish car and get your can of fish.


• “RIFLE LOOKED LIKE CANNON.” – James F. Shepherd, of the Home Deposit Trust Company, had a peculiar and not altogether pleasing experience a few nights ago, while returning in an automobile from a visit to his old neighborhood near Lone Jack. As he was driving about a mile this side of Grain Valley, late at night, he came to another automobile standing at the side of the road.


Just as Shepherd’s machine passed the other one the barrel of a rifle was stuck out from behind the curtains of the standing machine. Mr. Shepherd and his chauffeur had no curiosity to know what this demonstration meant and made for home at increased speed. So it remains a mystery yet whether the occupant of the other car was a holdup man or whether he thought Shepherd might be one.