Former staff trespassed from Western Cass

By Lucas Lord After being fired from the Western Cass Fire Protection District, three former employees were trespassed from the fire district’s property by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office after a town hall meeting concluded Friday night. While talking with his former colleagues in the parking lot of the station, Kevin Collins said board member […]

Cats baseball ends eight-game losing streak

By Christopher Tenpenny The Harrisonville baseball team was able to put an end to its eight-game losing streak following a 6-3 win over Warsaw April 19 at Harrisonville. The Cats played a complete game, executing on both offense and defense. “That’s the best game we’ve played all year,” Harrisonville head coach Dave Hix said. “We […]

Western Cass fires personnel

By Lucas Lord The Western Cass Fire Protection District has no firefighters or EMS personnel. The board made that happen by firing the district’s last remaining personnel after the employees refused to sign the board’s revised privacy policy. According to board president John Webb, he met with personnel several times throughout March, but they ultimately […]

The truth: it had to come out sometime

By Dennis Minich If I am looking for a bright side of the whole COVID and quarantine stuff, it is that I had time to get to know my fiancé, Leslie, well before exposing her to my family. As much as I love her and love my family, it was a danger in letting those […]

Gunn City site of famous massacre

By Dean Backes As the train slowed to a crawl, dozens of masked men approached thirsting for blood with guns blazing. Not unlike a John Wayne or Clint Eastwood western, Cass County Judge Jehiel Stevenson, prominent attorney J. R. Cline and Harrisonville City Councilman Thomas Dutro were all hunted down and shot dead aboard or […]


Ronald Francis CrispJuly 18, 1934 – April 19, 2022 Ronald Francis Crisp was born July 18, 1934, to Marion Oscar and Annie Mae Crisp in Harrisonville. He died April 19 in Springfield. Ronald married Patricia Pearl Ford Jan. 29, 1955. They had four children, Rhonda, Michael, Jacklyn and Daniel. Ronald was preceded in death by […]

That’s one way to look at it

By Jennifer Reed, executive director When I was 8, my grandparents took our family on a vacation out west. For two weeks we visited every touristy place we could including Devil’s Tower, Crater Lake and of course Disneyland. At every stop, Grandma would scour the gift shop looking for View-Master discs of the sites. My […]