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 […]


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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lunar eclipses always special

I am curious what everyone thought of the lunar eclipse Sunday night. I don’t know what it is about celestial events, but I fallfor them every time. For example, I hear something like this is the only time this will happen in the next 430 years, so I go watch it. Even if it is […]

It finally happened: it is spring

By Dennis Minich The skies parted, the sun broke through and suddenly it was summer, or at least spring. I, like most everyone else, was really getting tired of the daily rains and chilly temps. Those are the things that are supposed to happen in March and maybe April, but here it is May and […]