Month: June 2019

Summer 2019: “Polka Party” Sneak Peek!

Polka Party Polka tradition lives on through Johnnie Zibert Band & Big Brutus’ Polka Fest On a late summer evening each year, Johnnie Joe Zibert lugs his 30-pound accordion beneath the towering shadow of Big Brutus – and he puts on a show. His fingers flying, Johnnie plays dozens...

Summer 2019: “Space Monkey” Sneak Peek!

Space Monkey Independence celebrates its own Miss Able, who blazed the trail for human space travel when she was launched to space 60 years ago Mickey Mantle made history in 1949 when he hit his first professional home run at Independence’s Shulthis Stadium. His ball soared over the stadium...