Revitalized park a beautiful addition

By Dennis Minich A mass killer is defined as one person who kills three or more individuals arbitrarily in a contained population at a simple point in time. In today’s world, it is seemingly as likely or not we will hear about a mass shooting somewhere in the country. But that was not always the […]


Nancy L. LinthicumSept. 23, 1943 – April 10, 2022 Nancy Lou Linthicum, 78, Grain Valley, formerly of Harrisonville, died April 10 surrounded by the love of family and friends, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence. Nancy was born Sept. 23, 1943, the daughter of J.D. Jones and Lucille (Dorton) Jones in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up […]

Harrisonville to consider streamlining liquor rules

By Lucas Lord The Harrisonville Board of Aldermen held a work session Monday night to discuss changes to the city’s liquor laws and how permits are granted. Since feedback has been mounting about the cumbersome process, Harrisonville City Clerk Daniel Barnett was charged with streamlining the process. “The city’s liquor laws, most of the law […]

Schenker resigns

Head football coach steps down after 21 seasons with Cats By Christopher Tenpenny Harrisonville head football coach Kyle Schenker announced his resignation from the position Monday after accepting the defensive coordinator position at Ozark High School. Schenker has spent the last 21 years on staff of the Harrisonville football team, taking over as head coach […]

Let’s be honest, we all like to win

By Dennis Minich I will make no bones about it: I like to win. People come up with these comments “that they are playing for fun” or “winning and losing isn’t important.” Maybe for a few that is real, but deep down I think we all want to win, whatever it is we are doing. […]


Robert Lee MottJuly 24, 1933 – March 30, 2022 Robert Lee Mott, 88, Peculiar, died March 30 at his home. Bob was born on July 24, 1933, in Aaron, to Carl and Cleo Mabel (Reynolds) Mott. He graduated from Peculiar High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 […]

Overbay abusing goalies

Harrisonville forward is off to a historic pace By Christopher Tenpenny When Harrisonville junior Abby Overbay gets into the open field, opposing soccer teams have yet to find a way to slow her down. In the Lady Cats first four soccer games of the season, the team has scored 24 goals. Overbay has 14 of […]