Wildcat Academy closing

By Lucas Lord Beginning next school year, the Wildcat Academy will be no more. Built in 2003, the alternative school at 302 Eastwood Rd., Harrisonville, has been damaged by frequent flooding, roof issues and other maintenance problems in recent years. According to Superintendent Paul Mensching, the building has fallen into disrepair, necessitating the moving of […]

Obituaries

Jordan M. Zenor-OvercastMarch 24, 2008 – May 11, 2022 Jordan Marie Zenor-Overcast, Harrisonville, was born March 24, 2008, in Kansas City, the daughter of Misty MarieOvercast and Jason Edwards Zenor. She died May 11 at Belton Regional Medical Center, Belton, surrounded bylove and family at the age of 14 years, 1 month and 17 days. […]

Fourth inning sinks Blackhawks

By Christopher Tenpenny The final loss of a season is difficult for every team and this was the case for the Adrian softball team as the Blackhawks lost to Skyline 5-4 in the Class 2 Quarter-finals May 17 in Adrian. The Blackhawks outplayed Skyline in every inning, but the fourth, which turned to be the […]

Mounted Posse key in saving Bates County man

In April 2021 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office organized a mounted posse unit. While many may consider such a group as more of a ceremonial organization, the real value of the posse was demonstrated last week when members helped find a 77-year-old mushroom hunter who had fallen and was lost in the woods. The sheriff’s […]

Whirlwinds fall short at districts

By Christopher Tenpenny The Archie baseball team saw its season come to an end following an 8-2 loss to Crest Ridge in the first round of the Class 2 District 14 Tournament May 12 at Lone Jack. The Whirlwinds were able to strike first after Grady Debrick opened the game with a walk. Debrick would […]