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LIBERTY — Erik Saltvold’s newest store has been open for less than a month and is already making inroads in the bike and skateboard scene in Liberty. The store, 237 S. Stewart Road in the Liberty Commons, is his first in Missouri and third in the Kansas City area.
Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced that 31 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 21 as part of the 107th Recruit Class. The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on July 8.
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Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Col. Eric Olson is encouraging Missouri travelers to make smart choices for a safe Fourth of July. Many people travel somewhere to enjoy wide varieties of recreational opportunities. No matter what you plan for the long weekend, choose to f…
CLAY COUNTY — The third and final community meeting to update the Clay County Economic Development Council’s Strategic Initiative will be Wednesday, June 26, at iWerx in North Kansas City beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site hosts a living history farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through the first weekend in August.
Friday, June 21
Friday, June 21
Friday, June 21
LIBERTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation closed Blue Jay Drive between Kansas Street and Victory Drive Thursday, June 20, and it will remain closed for about 30 days for pavement, sidewalk, lighting, storm sewer and water line work.
I will not fault you if you want to see “Shaft” just for the soundtrack, because in that sense, it’s worth it and the same goes for Regina Hall’s (“The Hate U Give”, “Little”, “Support the Girls”) performance, which is explosively awesome from the first scene. Richard Roundtree, the original…
LIBERTY — The Liberty Summer Band is an all-volunteer group of about 80 musicians who rehearse and perform on select evenings in June. The repertoire is a variety of music ranging from concert overtures and marches to show tunes and light classics. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Bill Murray is in another zombie movie and it should immediately join “Zombieland” as a midnight movie cult favorite like “The Room” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Aside from being perhaps the slowest zombie movie ever, this movie about the walking dead is also very self-aware, with ch…
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LIBERTY — William Jewell College women's basketball coach Jill Slominski announced the addition of five student-athletes for the 2019-20 season. All five come to Jewell after standout careers at the high school level, including four from Missouri.
LIBERTY — Nancy Sherrick came to Liberty along with her husband, math professor Sherman Sherrick, in 1968 so Sherman could take a teaching position at William Jewell College. His devotion to the college hit 37 years before he retired in 2005.
LIBERTY — Liberty in Bloom Committee organizer Shea O’Dell said committee members including herself took two judges from America in Bloom on a productive, fast-paced tour of all things green in Liberty June 6 and 7. The judges, Sharon Hadden and Linda Cromer, visited places such as Rotary Pa…
Smithville students graduating from Missouri Western State University are: Corrinne Barr, associate of applied science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education; Bradley Caton, associate of applied science degree in manufacturing engineering technology; Cheyenne Curley, B…
Pittsburg State University named Kendall Miles to its All-A Scholastic Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Carly Adams was named to its Dean’s Scholastic Honor Roll for achieving a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Cassidy Barker of Kearney is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, CEO of the national organization Allen Moczygemba reported.
Pittsburg State University named Emma Couch and Madelyn Beasley to its All-A Scholastic Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Anne Wood and Kelsey Vanfossan were named to its Dean’s Scholastic Honor Roll for achieving a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Chelsea R. Garton of Kearney graduated cum laude from the University of Central Missouri. Other graduates from Kearney include Shelby Forman and Stephen Backes. Joshua Newcomer of Holt also graduated with the fall class of 2018.
Aaron From, Alexander Lapp, Athena Mcconnell, Jacob Lafferty, Jessica Herman and Jessica Garrett of Liberty graduated with the University of Central Missouri fall class of 2018.
For small businesses, finding workers today is a challenge due to our 50-year historically low unemployment rate and existing job skills and placement gaps. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a $1 million grant competition for small entities in the workforce development arena…
Scripture tells us over and over again to praise God. What happens when we praise the lord?
Just more than a year ago, President Trump and his health secretary, Alex Azar, stood in the White House Rose Garden and told the American people they were going to start putting American patients first and lower prescription drug prices. The president announced a bold blueprint that would m…
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last week two federal agriculture research agencies would be moving their headquarters to the Kansas City region: the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Together, they will bring more than 500 jobs t…