Gerry Tritz

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Checking out a Little Library

Girl, 11, opens new chapter in neighborhood reading

Emma Huett, 11, is sharing her love of reading to others in a different sort of way — by starting her own library.

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'Our work is not done'

Call for community action highlights MLK celebration

A Kansas City reverend and community organizer on Sunday urged Second Baptist Church’s congregation to leave the so-called safety of church stained-glass windows and affect change in the community.

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Climate of fear stirs immigration-refugee debate

A presentation on “The Migrant and Refugee Crisis: A Christian Response” at Grace Episcopal Church Sunday morning led to a spirited discussion about a compassionate response balanced with fears of terrorism.

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Here come the brides

Bridal Spectacular sparkles with ideas for future nuptials

Ashley Forck, a bride-to-be, came with friend Crystal Glaze to the annual Bridal Spectacular, hoping to get some ideas for honeymoon locations after her April 16 wedding.

Hallmark store closing at mall

Kirlin’s Hallmark, one of the original Capital Mall stores, announced after Christmas that it plans to close after Jan. 3.

Push for tobacco tax takes new road

The association representing Missouri convenience stores and petroleum is making a first-time initiative petition push for higher taxes on cigarettes and tobacco, and it now says it wants the money to go to transportation.

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Local rivers surge out of banks

Scott Randolph stood in the steady downpour, watching at the rising flood waters approaching his home in Osage City late Sunday afternoon. Although he was worried about the potential effect on him, he was more concerned for his neighbors.

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Kids being kids makes this Nativity special

It wasn’t a slick, well-rehearsed Christmas production, but then again, it wasn’t meant to be.

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What makes Special Learning Center special

At the Special Learning Center, Luke Wildhaber gets regular speech, occupational and physical therapy. Now, he looks forward to going to school, and he comes home happy, eager to show off any new skill he’s learned.

Wreaths for Heroes set for Saturday

The sixth annual Wreaths for Heroes program will take place Saturday, with volunteers laying wreaths at the graves of 1,587 veterans who are buried at the National Cemetery on East McCarty Street.

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