Around our towns | Can you talk like a grizzled prospector?

01/07/2014 12:00 AM

01/06/2014 10:27 PM

Can you talk like a grizzled prospector?

Dadgummit, is there a grizzled-prospector dictionary in the house?

Back in the Gold Rush days, people were flocking to California from elsewhere in the country. And that was a matter of no small importance to Independence, which was a jumping-off point for westward migration.

So it’s fitting that the National Frontier Trails Museum will participate this year in “National Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day,” celebrated each Jan. 24. In the case of the Independence museum, the observance lasts all weekend, Jan. 24-26.

If you talk like a grizzled prospector, the museum will give you a $2 admission discount. You can also vote for your favorite prospector from among three seen on the big and small screen: Yosemite Sam, Yukon Cornelius and Stinky Pete.

The museum, at 318 W. Pacific Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.

South KC, Grandview to discuss legislative goals

Local legislative priorities will be the topic this week at the 2nd Friday Legislative breakfast hosted by Kansas Council members John Sharp and Scott Taylor.

The South Kansas City and Grandview chambers of commerce are involved in the session, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday in the community room at Kansas City’s South Patrol station,

9701 Marion Park Drive.

Speakers include the two council members, Grandview Mayor Steve Dennis and lobbyist Bennie Lewis. The chambers will provide a light continental breakfast.

Attention, KC landlords

Owners of rental dwellings in Kansas City have until Jan. 31 to renew or establish registration of their properties without incurring a fee.

Starting Feb. 1, the penalty will be $50 a month. Registration is required each year and expires each Nov. 30.

Online registration and more information are available at, or contact the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department at 816-513-9010.


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