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Tweet It was dug more than 150 years ago, serving as a crucial watering point for the brave souls making their journey along the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. During the Civil War Battle of Westport, it became a place of relative peace, where soldier from the north and south could quench their thirst without [...]
Tweet Architecture enthusiasts this weekend got a chance to peek inside a Prairie Village landmark whose construction was so controversial it landed a handful of carpenters in jail. In the mid-1960s, Paul Searing had returned to his native Kansas City from graduate school in Arizona and was looking to build a house for himself and [...]
Tweet Dalton Banks, the man who cut hundreds of area residents’ hair at Village Hairstyling over more than 20 years, died earlier this week at the age of 63. His former colleagues at the Village Shops barbershop got the news from his sister, who called after he passed away on Wednesday. Banks had stopped cutting [...]
Tweet Kevin Euston can still remember the 14 hour days stocking shelves in preparation for the opening of his family’s hardware store at the Village Shops. His brother Tom had a 1-month-old to take care of — but the schedule required to get the store ready for its grand opening didn’t allow the family to spend [...]
Tweet No, there aren’t any wide open pastures here anymore. And the last of the horses stopped grazing long ago. But evidence of our rural past — and a timely bit of Kentucky Derby history — can be found at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac in the gated community just north of the Corinth [...]