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From power outages to tornadoes, fires to floods, disasters for Missouri residents are unpredictable and often unexpected. When making a disaster plan, many people forget about protecting their furry family members. These four-legged friends are left behind by owners who are not prepared to …

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The Liberty City Council held a study session to look at truck traffic on Lightburne Street Monday, Sept. 18. Residents along N. Lightburne and S. Leonard Street have voiced concerns about excessive truck traffic. The council discussed options from doing nothing to the existing ordinance to …

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JEFFERSON CITY — Do you know if your child is in the right safety seat? While they may be old enough, they still may not weigh enough, or be tall enough, to buckle up and skip the booster or car seat.

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The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 23 through Oct. 8 and will feature more than 275 homes by 82 builders in seven counties across the metropolitan area.

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LIBERTY — The solemnity of the day was not lost on anyone standing at the Veterans Memorial at Courtyard Plaza, at the corner of Kansas and Water streets in downtown Liberty. Clay County and Liberty leaders united to remember the loss of life 16 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, when four hijacke…

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CLAY COUNTY — Steve Kerwin, owner of KCI RV Storage, hopes to convert almost 80 acres at the northwest corner of Missouri Highway 92 and Francis Road into a commercial recreational equipment and vehicle storage facility. However, neighbors around the proposed development believe the facility…

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SMITHVILLE — By the time the second half rolled around, it was Miller time.

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KEARNEY — Bulldogs senior Parker Dierkens takes the field each game ready to compete, but he’s taken up another sport for enjoyment and works hard on his academics.

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LIBERTY — There was little to find wrong with Liberty softball in the past week.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty Arts Commission is accepting applications for the 2017 Public Art Sculpture Program. This annual sculpture program will include three original, three-dimensional works of art to be displayed for a one-year period at pre-selected sites within Liberty’s historic downtown …

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KEARNEY — Organizers of the annual Jesse James Festival chose Larry Pratt, a lifelong city resident, and longtime philanthropist and public servant, to be this year’s parade grand marshal.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Backyard BBQ Bash will return Saturday, Sept. 23. This year’s bash features new partnerships as the chamber is pairing with the downtown Heritage Business District and local Kiwanis club to make it a fun family event with somethin…

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Warren Bennis, an author and scholar who specialized in leadership, once said, “ There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.” In the world of Kenny Personett, this is not an and/or statement, but a comb…

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LIBERTY – Scarlett Van De Carr, 12 years old, is a sixth-grader at Heritage Middle School, but for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, she transforms into a violin-playing street performer at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

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  • By Amanda Lubinski amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com
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KEARNEY — Although it had a low turnout, families who did take advantage of the new Jesse James Festival offering of free fishing lessons from the Missouri Department of Conservation said they learned some good tips.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. The Missouri Department of Conservation's George O. White State Forest Nursery offers a variety of low-cost native tre…

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JEFFERSON CITY — Do you know if your child is in the right safety seat? While they may be old enough, they still may not weigh enough, or be tall enough, to buckle up and skip the booster or car seat.

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LIBERTY — Eighteen Northlanders recently became the latest group of older adults to tackle aging not just with grace, but knowledge and action.

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KANSAS CITY — Visitors to Terrace Park Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 11, used their own two feet to get to a piece of steel rail that once was part of the transportation system that carried thousands of people to and from the World Trade Center in New York City each day.

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SMITHVILLE — Almost every little girl dreams about being in a fairy tale or being a Disney princess, having flowing gowns, a beautiful crown, balls held in her honor and subjects fawning over them. Thanks to wildly dedicated and generous community members in Smithville, one little girl got h…

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College students invite members of the community to join them for the Jewell Rally for Peace and Unity at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

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SMITHVILLE — Homecoming is a tradition steeped in history. This year Smithville High School’s annual celebration has an extra historical emphasis as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the high school.

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LIBERTY — After two patron meetings earlier this year to help shape Liberty Public Schools’ future, Kevin Nelson, a client leader with Hollis + Miller Architects, reported to the school board that while waiting for the final demographics, the growth in the district will most likely warrant a…

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Pittsburg State University has released the honor roll for the 2017 summer sessions. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least six semester hours and receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester. Kristen Mitchell of Liberty and Kendall Miles …

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LIBERTY — New teachers come from many walks of life. They bring in years of experience or are fresh faces right out of college. Whichever is the case, these new instructors are settling into classroom across the Northland.

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LIBERTY — The graduating classes of 1932 to 1975 are invited to head down to the Liberty Square starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Reunion organizers are hoping to gather close to 2,000 from these various graduating classes that once called the current Heritage Middle School “Liberty Hig…

Obituaries

Betty J Edwards, 87, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Sep…

Thelma Claye (Stanley) McGuinn, 90, of Carnegie Village in Bel…

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This past week the General Assembly gathered in Jefferson City for the annual veto session. The governor vetoed five measures passed during the regular session. In order to override a governor’s veto, lawmakers must approve each vetoed bill by a two-thirds vote in order for it to become law.…

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