Joe’s Barn owner, Tom Gault, dead at 87

Tom Gault

Tom Gault

Thomas D. Gault, 87, Overland Park,  who owned and operated Joe’s Barn in Stanley, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, surrounded by family.

Funeral service will be at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Gault was born in Independence, Mo., on July 1, 1926, and grew up in Lamar, Mo., where he worked in his father’s meat and grocery store, attended school, and was an avid basketball player since the age of 15. He married Bettye Jo Hoover of Carthage, Mo., in 1949, and in 1951 they opened their first restaurant, The Blue Top Cafe, in Lamar. Continue reading

Chartrand…

Tasty Olathe!

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

A new report says Olathe has the best drinking water in the state. Our new motto:  “Olathe, Kansas: We Taste Good.”
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Some in Congress are willing  to swap their Syrian stance for budget cuts, thus cementing chemical warfare’s contribution to trickle-down economics.
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Speaking of Syria my dictionary lists “limited strike” right next to “partially pregnant.” If you get my drift.
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115th Johnson County Old Settlers Celebration: Day 1

The celebration continues through Saturday, Sept. 7. Here’s a first-night video by Chuck Kurtz.

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