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 […]

Police say scammer impersonating officer

By Lucas Lord The Peculiar Police Department is advising the public to be aware of a telephone scammer who has been impersonating a police officer. In a social media report last week, the department said: “We were notified that an unknown individual has been calling our citizens and identified themselves as a Peculiar police officer […]

Lots of reasons to be happy

By Dennis Minich I am in a really good mood this week, mostly because I am so excited. Now when I say I am excited, the usual question is what am I excited about? That is unless I was posting the comment on Facebook, then the response would be, “How can you be excited when […]


Ruth Lee MurphySept. 14, 1936 – March 22, 2022 Ruth Murphy Lee died March 22. Ruth Marie was born on Sept. 14 1936, to Inez Miller Murphy and John Frank Murphy in the family home in Drexel. With bright red hair like her mother and blue eyes like her father, she was the delight of […]

Lady Cats open season with 8-0 victory

By Christopher Tenpenny It was a picture-perfect start to the season for the Harrisonville girls’ soccer team as the Lady Cats defeated Lincoln College Prep 8-0 in the first game of the season March 22 at Harrisonville. “It was important for us to go out and start playing,” Harrisonville head coach Dan Coleman said. “We […]

Construction causing closure of City Park

The Harrisonville Board of Aldermen were informed Monday night that much of City Park will be closed to the public beginning Monday. Work is progressing on the dam and spillway projects, but for about 20 to 30 days, heavy machinery is being brought to the park. The closure is a safety measure. According to a […]

The joy technology has brought into our lives

By Dennis Minich There has been a lot of controversy about the Academy Awards. I read where actor Sam Elliott had some less-than-favorable remarks about some movie in contention for best picture, but not having seen the movie nor do I plan on seeing it in the future, I will simply depend on Elliott’s judgment […]