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    David Coffelt: Getting into the spirit

    The Christmas Spirit is not something that one wants to rush into, but I think I’m finally getting there.


    Food inspections: What is happening in Cass County

    We all heard about the Kauffman Stadium food inspections that uncovered horrible food conditions for the fans who may have paid thousands of dollars to view a game. Here at home, the Cass County Health Department environmental inspectors are responsible for inspecting 356 businesses throughout the...



    Thousands of words and hours of video have already been generated about the events on the east side of our great state. A multitude of opinions are readily available and you certainly don’t want my two cents worth added in.


    A business incubator for Lee’s Summit?

    Name-power does little without willpower. Just ask any entrepreneur around Lee’s Summit.



    We have an old, drafty window on the house that I decided to cover with plastic. I bought the materials and installed the shrink-wrap window cover myself. Earlier this week I happened to walk by the window at just the right angle, in just the right light, and noticed three very distinct footprints...


    Board of Education continues march to stop the flow of open communication

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    I’ve done a little research on the origin of Thanksgiving in the United States, and have learned that it might not truly be an American holiday, as I’ve always supposed. Apparently many other nations and cultures have had times of giving thanks, particularly after a bountiful harvest...


    Vicky Hartzler’s View from the Capitol

    Congress has returned to Washington for the “lame duck” session of Congress, which provides current members a chance to finish work on important legislation and other bills that must be completed by the end of the year.


    Early bird

    There is story being floated around that Russia’s Vladimir Putin was late to a meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel. With the typical German precision, engineering-like mindset, Chancellor Merkel could not tolerate the tardiness, and she left the meeting without waiting on Putin. I...


    Let’s enjoy November (Part 2)

    So, last week I failed to note another reason that I enjoy November. You all know that I did so on purpose, in order to have something to write about this week, right? Linda and I were married on a beautiful day in November 43 years ago.

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