PAOLA — The small town, locally raised Paola Panther football team had the Frontier League cheering for them as their undefeated season came to an end in the substate championship game against Bishop Miege, the greater Kansas City Metropolitan powerhouse that dominated every Class 4A team it…

There is something about the black and white film “It’s A Wonderful Life” that speaks to me every Christmas. It isn’t Christmas until I have seen the movie and hear ZuZu (Karolyn Grimes) say, “Look, Daddy. Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”