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Residents still trying to get from point A to point B since bridge burned

When the wooden bridge that crosses the railroad on County Road 216 off of C blacktop burned in July, the effects have lingered months after the smoke cleared. Residents in…

Scrooge needs a helping hand

“What’s this?” asks Scrooge, played by Kyle Foster at right, as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Mark Burke, tells him to drink from the golden goblet. Lesley Green, executive director…

Committee will look at solutions for amphitheater

Last year’s Concert in the Park Series was all wet from heavy rain showers and water drainage issues. Most of the concert series was cancelled last year and finally moved…

Mormon Tabernacle choir coming to KC

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tours every other year, however it has been nearly 17 years since the well-known group performed in the Kansas City area. Tickets go on sale Friday,…

Concert series may expand next year

Music enthusiasts may have more dates filled on their calendars next year if the series’ organizer gets his way. Park Board President Joyce Bowles said that Concert in the Park…

Local restaurant helping out for the holidays

It was an idea Jeff Bray thought of last summer: throw a big Christmas benefit to help those less fortunate in the community. On Saturday, Dec. 20, Bray’s idea will…

"Scrooge, the Musical" opens Friday

The cast and crew of “Scrooge, the Musical” have been working hard for several months. This weekend they will present their efforts to an audience at the Farris Theatre, composed…

It’s for the dogs

Just in time for Christmas area canines will have a park to call their own. The fence is completely installed and gates and a waste station should be in place…

Defending state champions

Preparation. The whole regular season for the Orrick Bearcats was about preparation for the biggest day. Preparation for the ultimate goal. The right to call yourself a champion. The Bearcats…

We need toys

Christmas is just 25 days away and many families are finding it difficult to make ends meet from month to month. For some of them, the funds won’t stretch far…