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To help keep Northland families safe this Thanksgiving, Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District Chief Kevin Pratt said there are few tips families should remember ahead of and while making the day’s big meal.

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The first Thanksgiving feast probably included water fowl, venison, clams, berries, fruits, pumpkin and squash. While wild turkeys were plentiful in the early 1600s, it was not until the mid-1800s that the turkey became part of holiday feasts. In popular literature, Charles Dickens’ “A Chris…

Millions of Americans suffer from pain, discomfort, aches and soreness in their joints. The pain may be caused by injury, inflammation, illness, arthritis or other reasons. Many people try to manage their joint pain by using over-the-counter medications in addition to ice therapy, massage, l…


Holidays are often a time for sharing family stories, and learning where one comes from is a rite of passage. While tracing one’s family roots can be daunting, Northlanders and others in the Kansas City metro area have a variety of resources available to them to help them on their quest for …