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PAOLA — Sporting his red, white and blue United States of America flag shirt, Kage Brown of Paola rode his sheep for the full eight seconds and held on during the Mutton Bustin’ competition.

More than 400,000 Americans helped put a man on the moon. It will always be at the top of my list of America’s greatest achievements. Even as I looked up at the moon on Saturday evening, the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to step foot on the lunar surface, the feat…

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eight years in the making, the dream became a reality for Bubba Starling as he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals in an 8-5 victory against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.

DODGE CITY — Running back Austin Moore and lineman Kiefer Tucker, both of Louisburg, and back Brendan Ohlmeier of Paola ended their high school football careers by representing the East Squad against the West in the annual Kansas Shrine Bowl.

“Laila. We did it, princess.” When Blues winger Patrick Maroon, a St. Louis native, found 11-year-old Superfan Laila Anderson in the stands and screamed those words after a 4-1 victory against the Bruins in Boston for the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history, St. Louis fans ac…