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Kaiser Carlile was the ‘spark plug’ behind Liberal Bee Jays baseball (+ videos)

The 9-year-old bat boy for the Liberal team died Sunday after being struck in the head with a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon during the Bee Jays’ game in the National Baseball Congress World Series.

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Kansas City, Kan., groups work to revive deserted Jersey Creek Trail

Nearly $50,000 has been raised to make small improvements to Jersey Creek Park and its trail, a forgotten path just south of the Parallel Parkway from Fifth Street to 18th Street. But further efforts will need support from the Unified Government and additional grants to install lighting and drinking fountains and ultimately revive the trail.

Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

Cowboy churches in Kansas and Missouri find their own trail to faith

Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.

Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

Cowboy churches in Kansas and Missouri find their own trail to faith

Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.

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A call for telephone progress that has a ring of convenience

A wall-mounted wooden telephone with a crank on the side would seem, on reflection, to have been a rather primitive system. But I’m not sure that’s the case. Yes, telephone service has gotten digitized and much more automated. But more convenient? That’s an open question.

GOP beware: Nobody puts The Donald in a corner

Donald Trump is not likely to take a quiet exit from either the upcoming GOP debate or his bid for the nomination. But unless Republicans want to all but seal the White House for a second Clinton, they’d better get a game plan quick to usher him out.

A call for telephone progress that has a ring of convenience

A wall-mounted wooden telephone with a crank on the side would seem, on reflection, to have been a rather primitive system. But I’m not sure that’s the case. Yes, telephone service has gotten digitized and much more automated. But more convenient? That’s an open question.

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Enter for your chance to be 1 of 3 winners of a $100 Visa Gift Card Courtesy of the Ethnic Enrichment Festival August 21st through August 23rd at Swope Park in Kansas City, MO. Adults are just $3 and Kids 12 & under are free!

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