Wet conditions puts a damper on season opener

By Christopher Tenpenny The 2022 baseball season began much like the 2021 season ended, cold and rainy. The Harrisonville baseball team kicked off the season with a 5-0 loss to William Chrisman in the first round of the Chrisman Truman Tournament Monday in Independence. “Last year’s district game was played in worse conditions than this […]

Bates County Museum plans for April opening

By Lucas Lord From displays covering both World Wars to shelves full of Coca-Cola merchandise, the Bates County Museum has planned several new exhibits for its grand reopening April 1. With less than a month to go before the doors are once again open to the general public, museum Curator Peggy Buhr is busy preparing […]


Philip E. BishopMarch 14, 2022 Philip “Phil Eugene Bishop, 70 Sedalia, died March 14 at his home. A celebration of life gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date by the family. Arrangements were under the direction of the Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Matthew M. CarrollMarch 15, 1986 – March 14, […]

The joy technology has brought into our lives

By Dennis Minich It was almost a weekly occurrence growing up, that Dad would find some innovation or technological note in the newspaper that he felt obliged to share with the whole family. For example, I remember when he first read about TV that you had to pay for. Having grown up with four channels […]

Pursuit ends in drug bust

By Lucas Lord Two Tennesseans from Memphis led Harrisonville police on a high-speed pursuit March 13 through the city after refusing to pull over. According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1:17 p.m., deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle near Route M-7 and Walker […]


Michael D. Scott AdairMarch 10, 1980 – March 4, 2022 Michael “Mike” D. Scott Adair, 41, Harrisonville, died March 4, at his home in Harrisonville. Mike was born March 10, 1980 in Denver, Colorado. He was a 1999 graduate of Harrisonville High School and was a life-long resident of Harrisonville. Mike married Kristine Marie Grooms […]

Wheeler named WEMO Player of the year

By Christopher Tenpenny For the second consecutive season, Drexel junior Emily Wheeler has been named the Wester Missouri Basketball Conference (WEMO) Player of the Year. Wheeler averaged 23.1 points per game, 10 rebounds and four steals per game as she led the Lady Bobcats to its first district championship since 2016. Head coach Josh Gordon […]