From the Independence Examiner:

Note: The Examiner now requires you to 'sign in' to their site so get these old news stories.  Not a big deal... it's free... but you'll have to do that to see the following articles.

Who was Van Horn High School named for?

The Examiner News: Van Horn, man of many trades 05/19/01


Van Horn in the Kansas City Star...

The Kansas City Star has chosen to charge for past articles about anything.  If you have an account with them, feel free to search their archives.  Otherwise I am unable to link to any articles that the Kansas City Star may or may not have on line... nor can I even read them... as I do not wish to pay for old news.


It should be noted that on November 6, 2007 the voters of both Independence and Kansas City overwhelmingly approved the move of seven (7) schools out of the Kansas City School District into the Independence School District. One of those schools was Van Horn High School. After all these years VH will now be an Independence School... where it has been sitting since it was born. The unofficial vote in Independence was 10,173 for, 1,918 against and Kansas City was 13,576 for, 7,015 against. Please read the online news stories as appropriate for more info. It is indicated that the change will take place after the current school year.

Former Principal William Orval Smith deceased...


This page was last edited 11/07/07