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CLAY COUNTY — The Clay County Sheriff's Office announced Friday, July 21, it had a new lead in an unsolved 1985 homicide.

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CLAY COUNTY — Last fall, Missouri voters decided to change what happens when they go to the polls.

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SMITHVILLE — After debate and questioning of developers about a proposed shopping plaza in Smithville Commons that lasted nearly three hours on July 12, Smithville’s Tax Increment Financing Commissioners passed the proposal 6-3, pushing it to the city’s Board of Aldermen for approval Aug. 1.

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KEARNEY — A hearing about proposed increases to Kearney’s water and sewer rates resulted in a packed City Hall Monday, July 17, with several residents expressing concerns about affordability.

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KEARNEY — For 16 years, Pure Water Delivery has been supplying residences and businesses across the Northland and the entire Kansas City metro area with filtered water and cooler systems.

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KEARNEY — While food magazines and cooking shows on Food Network have made women prominent features and stars of the culinary scene, there is still a divide between the number of women seeking careers in the field versus those holding top positions in the industry.

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For most high school students, summer is a nice break.

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ST. LOUIS — Brianna Walker’s high school days are behind her, and her college days lie ahead, but she knows she’s got some lessons to learn in between.

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LIBERTY — On Monday, July 17, the sculpture “Plumb Twisted” was unveiled near the Clay County Archives. The piece marks the inauguration of Liberty’s public arts program that has been months in the making, said Bill Stilfield, Liberty Arts Commission chairman.

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KEARNEY — The next event for Kearney Amphitheater, Americana Night, scheduled for Saturday, July 22,has been canceled due to expected heat, events coordinator Ryan Marcotte said.

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KEARNEY — The annual Clay County Fair Bull Ride will return to the rodeo grounds of Jesse James Park on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29. The park is located north of downtown Kearney at 3001 N. Missouri Highway 33.

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Bee dazzled! On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will darken the sky, making planets and constellations visible in the daytime. Newsbee is hyping this happening with an “All Eyes on the Sky” theme.

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KANSAS CITY — If you didn’t have time to go to summer camp this year, or just long to go back again, the Missouri Department of Conservation has a solution.

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SAVANNAH — Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Andrew County in northwest Missouri.

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SMITHVILLE — After 17 years in law enforcement, John Davis feels right at home.

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Westbrook Care Center's Janelle Simoneau and April Stephenson take time to chat in between visitors at Kearney Senior Center's Senior Fair, held Thursday, July 20.

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Sharon Lee, Sharon Clark and Barb Chandler are three of the eventgoers seeking information at the annual senior fair.

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In addition to information on available resources, fair participants had a slew options for swag from the more than 20 vendors on hand including these purple bags from Excelsior Springs Hospital.

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Showing off some of her skill and the benefits of Kearney Senior Center's Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence class is it's instructor, Brenda Whitlock.

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Dianna Englander of Northland Shepherd's Center discusses center options for seniors with a visitor to Kearney Senior Center's annual senior resource fair, held Thursday, July 20, at the center at 600 N. Jefferson St.

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Editor’s Note: The “Teach Me Something” series is a project of Education Editor Ryne Dittmer. In each part of the series, a member of the Northland community teaches Ryne a skill or task that he replicates and then reflects on the learning experience.

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LIBERTY — A month removed from inaugural events at Liberty Public Schools’ new high school activity complexes, the district’s Board of Education adopted a plan to finance their completion in regular session Monday, July 17.

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Missouri and the Northland were well represented at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference held in June in Orlando.

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Sarah Schroeder earned a spot on Missouri Valley College’s spring 2017 dean’s list. Requirements are a 3.3 or higher grade-point average, at least 12 graded hours for the semester and no “D,” “F” or “Incomplete” grades for the semester.

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Each in their own moment, Natalie Schaller and Conner Paulson stood by themselves on the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament awards stage as champions, but at no point were they ever alone.

Obituaries

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Andrew Charles Geddes, 25, of Kansas City, MO passed away Frid…

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Brian Mathew Conrick, 41, of Trimble, MO passed away July 14, 2017.

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On Aug. 8, those of us who live in Clay County have a unique opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the lives of children for generations to come. In the more than 60 years we have lived in the Northland, we’ve seen tremendous growth and change, both in our many thriving neighb…

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Earlier this year, a small business owner from Bolivar commented on our Facebook page. He told us about a crazy Missouri regulation that required his business to have a landline phone. It cost him $1,500 a year.

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It turns out I’m more complex than I thought. There I was, believing that my red-gravy Italian-ness summed me up succinctly, the roaring stories of gesticulating relatives serving as sacred tribal doctrine that explained me to me.

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