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The Examiner
What's Happening | Thursday, Dec. 14 through 19Backyard Birds: For ages 3-5 with an adult, 10-11 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conserva
The Examiner / Posted 14 hours ago
Backyard Birds: For ages 3-5 with an adult, 10-11 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766. No matter how big or small your backyard is, you can provide... Read more
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The Examiner
Woman struck on I-70 in Blue Springs diesA Leavenworth, Kansas, woman who was hit by a vehicle after walking onto Inters
The Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
A Leavenworth, Kansas, woman who was hit by a vehicle after walking onto Interstate 70 in Blue Springs has died. Sarah Johnson, 29, died Monday night at Centerpoint Medical Center, a day after she walked into the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in... Read more
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The Examiner
Homicide cases winding their way through courtslate November to first-degree burglary and robbery in connection with the Oct.
The Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
late November to first-degree burglary and robbery in connection with the Oct. 12, 2016, shooting death of Luis Cedres in Blue Springs. His sentencing is scheduled for June 15, 2018. Originally, Hall also had been charged with second-degree murder... Read more
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The Examiner
2017 Examiner Volleyball Player of the Year: Blue Springs South's LaPour blossoms as juniorBill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net @AlthausEJC Hannah LaPour was surprised
The Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
Bill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net @AlthausEJC Hannah LaPour was surprised when she received a phone call from Blue Springs South volleyball coach Dave MacLean last weekend. “I wasn’t having the best day,” the South 5-foot-11 middle blocker and... Read more
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The Examiner
Cats falter late after strong startMichael Smith michael.smith@examiner.net @MSmithEJC The Blue Springs girls bas
The Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
Michael Smith michael.smith@examiner.net @MSmithEJC The Blue Springs girls basketball team appeared it had a good chance to pick up its first win of the season. The Wildcats hung in there with Blue Valley North of Overland Park, Kan., and even led... Read more
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The Examiner
Deep Eagles roll past Falconsbreak and drive to the basket. He has been a diamond in the rough for Grain Va
The Examiner / Posted yesterday
break and drive to the basket. He has been a diamond in the rough for Grain Valley as he was a junior varsity player for Blue Springs High School last year. Garrett has emerged as the team’s leading scorer and has taken over for the graduated... Read more
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The Examiner
Wildcats use fast start to hold off feisty PatriotsBill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net @AlthausEJC When a hot-shooting Blue Sp
The Examiner / Posted yesterday
Bill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net @AlthausEJC When a hot-shooting Blue Springs boys basketball team hit its first four 3-pointers Tuesday night against the visitors from Truman, Patriots coach Rod Briggs knew his team better find a way to stop... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Seven months after woman dies waiting for tow truck on I-70, driver charged with 2 misdemeanorsBLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The Blue Springs attorney who was driving a car involved in
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted yesterday
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The Blue Springs attorney who was driving a car involved in a deadly crash on I-70 at Little Blue Parkway in May has been charged with two misdemeanors related to the crash. Adrienne Afrisio, a mother of two, died when Eric... Read more
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The Natchez Democrat
Mississippi Toyota plant celebrates millionth Corolla builtBLUE SPRINGS (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says its Mississippi plant has assembled
The Natchez Democrat / Posted yesterday
BLUE SPRINGS (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says its Mississippi plant has assembled its millionth Corolla sedan. The company made the announcement Tuesday, a little more than six years after it started assembling cars at the $800 million Blue Springs... Read more
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The Examiner
What's Happening | Wednesday, Dec. 13 through 17For ages 13 and older, line dancing from 6-7 p.m.; social dancing from 7:15-8:1
The Examiner / Posted yesterday
For ages 13 and older, line dancing from 6-7 p.m.; social dancing from 7:15-8:15 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Cost for either class, $36. Call 228-0137 to register. Beaded Christmas Tree: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13... Read more
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The Examiner
Jeff Fox: Manufacturing paychecks holding strongRoad will have a drive-thru and ATMs. … A local magazine, Thinking Bigger Busin
The Examiner / Posted yesterday
Road will have a drive-thru and ATMs. … A local magazine, Thinking Bigger Business Media, has named Adams Dairy Bank in Blue Springs one the area’s 25 best businesses with fewer than 25 employees. … Cherish Caputo, business applications project... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanBLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says its Mississippi plant has as
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 2 days ago
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says its Mississippi plant has assembled its millionth Corolla sedan. The company made the announcement Tuesday, a little more than six years after it started assembling cars at the $800 million Blue... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanthe 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missi
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
the 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Plant, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Blue Springs, Miss. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP) less Brad Collins makes on last inspection... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanthe 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missi
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
the 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Plant, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Blue Springs, Miss. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP) less Brad Collins makes on last inspection... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanthe 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missi
The Register Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
the 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Plant, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Blue Springs, Miss. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP) less Brad Collins makes on last inspection... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanthe 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missi
Greenwich Time / Posted 2 days ago
the 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Plant, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Blue Springs, Miss. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP) less Brad Collins makes on last inspection... Read more
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The News-Times
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanthe 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missi
The News-Times / Posted 2 days ago
the 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Plant, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Blue Springs, Miss. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP) less Brad Collins makes on last inspection... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Toyota says Mississippi plant makes millionth Corolla sedanthe 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missi
The Middletown Press / Posted 2 days ago
the 1,000,000th Toyota Corolla to roll off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Plant, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Blue Springs, Miss. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP) less Brad Collins makes on last inspection... Read more
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The Examiner
Jackson County food inspections | Ran in the Jan. 12 Examinerconducts inspections anywhere food is handled, prepared and served to the publi
The Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
conducts inspections anywhere food is handled, prepared and served to the public for cities other than Independence. Blue Springs Clancy's Café & Pub, 800 N.W. S. Outer Road – On Nov. 28, inspectors found cracked plastic food containers in... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Toyota names next president at Mississippi plantBLUE SPRINGS, Miss. — Toyota says the vice president of its Mississippi plant w
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 2 days ago
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. — Toyota says the vice president of its Mississippi plant will become both the plant's president and its vice president of administration on Jan. 1. Sean Suggs is currently vice president of manufacturing at the 10-year-old plant... Read more
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The Examiner
What's Happening – Tuesday, Dec. 12 through 17Arts: For ages 7 and older, 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday, Dec. 12-Jan. 25, Exce
The Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Arts: For ages 7 and older, 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday, Dec. 12-Jan. 25, Excel Family Martial Arts, Blue Springs. Cost, $46.75. Call 228-0137 to register. Holiday Crafts & Cookies: For families, 5-7 p.m., Trails West Branch... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Focused on the future, LePage happy with his time at Jefferson Cityof their games. But the wins didn't come much this past season, which ended wi
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
of their games. But the wins didn't come much this past season, which ended with a loss in the district semifinals at Blue Springs by 23 points, matching the average margin in the defeats in 2017. LePage isn't focusing on the losses, he's... Read more
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The Examiner
Jaguars hang on despite foul night at linestood at the line shooting free throws. Despite scoring a team-high in points,
The Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
stood at the line shooting free throws. Despite scoring a team-high in points, Connors wasn't proud of how she shot in Blue Springs South's 43-42 win Monday night against Raytown. As a whole, the Jaguars struggled to make shots from the field... Read more
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The Examiner
Kids and cops team up at TargetBlue Springs Police officers spent part of Saturday morning browsing the aisles
The Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Blue Springs Police officers spent part of Saturday morning browsing the aisles of Target in the annual “Shop With a Cop” event, where officers pair up with underprivileged children for Christmas gifts, using gift cards funded by donations. The... Read more
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The Examiner
Looking a miracle in the facephrase - “Thank you.” In Saturday’s hour-plus public celebration to welcome ho
The Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
phrase - “Thank you.” In Saturday’s hour-plus public celebration to welcome home and honor Officer Tom Wagstaff, hosted by Blue Springs First Baptist Church, many people offered many thanks. Thanks to the police department, to Wagstaff’s family,... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Toyota names next president at Mississippi plantBLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Toyota says the vice president of its Mississippi pl
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Toyota says the vice president of its Mississippi plant will become both the plant's president and its vice president of administration on Jan. 1. Sean Suggs is currently vice president of manufacturing at the 10-year-old... Read more
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The Examiner
Unarmed student breaks out school bus windowA Blue Springs High School student who had just exited a school bus on the way
The Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
A Blue Springs High School student who had just exited a school bus on the way home broke a bus window by punching it Monday afternoon, a district spokesperson confirmed. No students were injured during the incident, which happened shortly after... Read more
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WALB Albany
Landowners ask to close portion of county roads because of litterToo much roadside trash has two Dougherty County plantation owners asking to cl
WALB Albany / Posted 3 days ago
Too much roadside trash has two Dougherty County plantation owners asking to close some public roads. The manager of Blue Springs Plantation, Marty Adams, brought a list of complaints to county commissioners Monday. Adams said the owners of Nonami... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Landowners ask to close portion of county roads because of litterToo much roadside trash has two Dougherty County plantation owners asking to cl
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 3 days ago
Too much roadside trash has two Dougherty County plantation owners asking to close some public roads. The manager of Blue Springs Plantation, Marty Adams, brought a list of complaints to county commissioners Monday. Adams said the owners of Nonami... Read more
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The Examiner
Toys for KC toy drivesmall gift lets them know that there are people thinking about them and that pe
The Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
small gift lets them know that there are people thinking about them and that people out here care. Toy drop-off locations: Blue Springs: Blue Springs Ford, 3200 N.W. Jefferson St.; Blue Springs Marine, 3200 N.W. S. Outer Road; Outlaw... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Police investigate homicide after woman found dead near 70th, KensingtonMissouri Highway Patrol is working a vehicle and pedestrian wreck near Intersta
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
Missouri Highway Patrol is working a vehicle and pedestrian wreck near Interstate 70 westbound at Woods Chapel Road near Blue Springs. The call came in at 6:50 p.m., according to the highway patrol. Only one vehicle was involved in the incident.... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
LePage steps down as Jays football coach after 12 seasonsfollowed. Jefferson City bounced back with a dominating 31-14 win against Batt
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
followed. Jefferson City bounced back with a dominating 31-14 win against Battle before blowout losses to Rockhurst and Blue Springs ended the season. "I love coaching these players because it would have been very easy about midway through the... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Ofc. Wagstaff receives medals at event at Blue Springs churchBLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff is being honored
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 5 days ago
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff is being honored and officially welcomed back home. Ofc. Wagstaff was shot in the line of duty back on March 29 when responding to a home robbery. Hundreds lined the streets of... Read more
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The Examiner
Gratitude and honor for Officer Wagstaffphrase - “Thank you.” In Saturday’s hour-plus public celebration to welcome ho
The Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
phrase - “Thank you.” In Saturday’s hour-plus public celebration to welcome home and honor Officer Tom Wagstaff, hosted by Blue Springs First Baptist Church, many people offered many thanks. Thanks to the police department, to Wagstaff’s family,... Read more
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The Examiner
Jaguars prevail in double OTleft of the pressure situations that arose in overtime and then later double ov
The Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
left of the pressure situations that arose in overtime and then later double overtime for St. Louis University High and Blue Springs South. Playing in the second semifinal Friday night in the Blue Springs School District Basketball Tournament,... Read more
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The Examiner
Hundreds turn out to welcome Officer Wagstaff homespots in Independence and eventually home. There will be a public gathering Sa
The Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
spots in Independence and eventually home. There will be a public gathering Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church Blue Springs on Little Blue Parkway to honor Wagstaff. After the motorcade wound through the Square in central Independence... Read more
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The Examiner
Ken Garten: Guardian ad Litem is there for the childsystem in mind. Usually, it serves that purpose. However, sometimes this syste
The Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
system in mind. Usually, it serves that purpose. However, sometimes this system can give rise to questionable claims of abuse or neglect merely stated for tactical advantage. -- Ken Garten is a Blue Springs attorney. Email him at krgarten@yahoo... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Community lines streets to show love, support for Independence police officer back homeall those who protect and serve. "Thank you all for coming out. It's really gr
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
all those who protect and serve. "Thank you all for coming out. It's really great to be back," Wagstaff said. The celebrations and welcome home will continue Saturday. A public recognition is set for 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blue Spr... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Wounded Missouri officer gets rousing welcome homeresidents are being urged to attend a special program honoring Wagstaff Saturda
KOMU Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
residents are being urged to attend a special program honoring Wagstaff Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs. Wagstaff, a 15-year veteran with the department, was critically wounded March 29 when he was shot as he... Read more
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The Examiner
Officer Wagstaff welcomed back homewhere Wagstaff had been rehabbing for months. Saturday afternoon there will be
The Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
where Wagstaff had been rehabbing for months. Saturday afternoon there will be a public gathering at First Baptist Church Blue Springs on Little Blue Parkway. Wagstaff, driven by Officer Luis Virgil, stopped for pictures and to express his... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
His voice strong, Independence police officer thanks community for welcoming him home after 8 trying monthsto be back,” he said. On Saturday, Wagstaff will also be honored at a Hero’s W
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
to be back,” he said. On Saturday, Wagstaff will also be honored at a Hero’s Welcome event at First Baptist Church of Blue Springs on Little Blue Parkway. That begins at 2 p.m., and the public is also invited to show their support... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Wounded Missouri officer returns home after rehabilitationTom Wagstaff is welcomed back with a police escort. A public ceremony is also p
KOMU Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
Tom Wagstaff is welcomed back with a police escort. A public ceremony is also planned for Saturday at a church in nearby Blue Springs. Wagstaff was shot in the head in March when he responded to a report of an Independence home invasion.... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Independence officer shot in the line of duty will return home after months at Nebraska rehabilitation centerbefore the escort takes him home. He will also be honored Saturday at a Hero’s
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
before the escort takes him home. He will also be honored Saturday at a Hero’s Welcome event at First Baptist Church of Blue Springs on Little Blue Parkway. That begins at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to show their support for Officer... Read more
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The Examiner
Third-quarter swoon costs Wildcats in tourney openerA rough opening few minutes provided a big deficit for Blue Springs to overcome
The Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
A rough opening few minutes provided a big deficit for Blue Springs to overcome Thursday night. A second rough patch to open the third quarter provided the Wildcats a deficit couldn't overcome, ultimately falling 84-74 to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside... Read more
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The Examiner
Jags cruise in long-awaited season, tourney opener@AlthausEJC Six weeks, and 31 practice sessions into the 2017-18 basketball se
The Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
@AlthausEJC Six weeks, and 31 practice sessions into the 2017-18 basketball season, coach Jimmy Cain’s Blue Springs South Jaguars finally played their first game. And it was impressive. Jack Gillig, a senior who was making his... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Dreiling Named PSU Defensive CoordinatorTerry served as a graduate assistant coach for Pitt State in 2017, after helpin
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 6 days ago
Terry served as a graduate assistant coach for Pitt State in 2017, after helping coach the defensive secondary at Blue Springs High School in 2016. He helped the Gorillas to an 11-2 record and the 2014 MIAA Championship his senior season,... Read more
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The Tonganoxie Mirror
Brains bring brank for Tonganoxie High SchoolEast High School took third with “The Magic of Magnets” and earned $20,000, whi
The Tonganoxie Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
East High School took third with “The Magic of Magnets” and earned $20,000, while Cordill-Mason Elementary School in Blue Springs, Mo., won $25,000 for its second-place “Magical Me.” And first place, for “Big Brain Theory,” went to the Cair... Read more
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The Examiner
Hitting all the right notesGenet mike.genet@examiner.net @GenetEJC Two years after the group placed 10th
The Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
Genet mike.genet@examiner.net @GenetEJC Two years after the group placed 10th at the Bands of America Grand Nationals, Blue Springs High School's marching band, the Golden Regiment, returned to Indianapolis and finished one spot higher. But to... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Two homes for the holidays for Lady Jays, Lady Crusaders in Invitationalon how we play on a given day, you never know, Lepper said. The first-round ma
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
on how we play on a given day, you never know, Lepper said. The first-round matchups will have Hickman taking on Blue Springs South and St. Joseph Benton facing Hyde Park, Ill. The Lady Jays will also be a part of the Capital City... Read more
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The Examiner
Westport shooting victim was Blue Springs manKansas City police are still seeking suspects in a Westport area shooting that
The Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
Kansas City police are still seeking suspects in a Westport area shooting that left a former Blue Springs resident dead. Zachary Pearce, 24, who lived in the Westport area but worked at his family’s business, Giggles-N-Jiggles Family Fun Center in... Read more
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