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KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City teen has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of another boy whose body was found by police partially under a vehicle that had been driven through a closed garage door at the victim’s residence in the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in the e…

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LIBERTY — For about two years, the congregation of St. James Catholic Church has been raising funds for a new sanctuary on the existing church ground on Stewart Road. The second phase of the preliminary development plan was approved in 2013. The current proposal is for a 40,100-square-foot s…

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ST. JOSEPH — Kaleb Reid’s baseball dream is continuing 45 minutes north of where he built a standout prep career.

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BLUE SPRINGS — At William Jewell College, the football future is starting to look bright.

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Editor’s Note: The Courier-Tribune sports staff will honor the top athletes from our coverage area (Kearney, Liberty and Smithville) upon the conclusion of the each high school sports season. Only athletes who competed for their high school varsity teams are eligible for the honor. The weekl…

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SMITHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL — From Nick Hartman’s perspective, each day comes with the opportunity to build connections with others. With that belief serving as a guide, the senior constructed a legacy of involvement through his years at Smithville High School.

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Actress and comedienne Maya Rudolph once said, “You don’t want to be the first person to tell your 5-year-old child, like, ‘You’re going to have a life filled with disappointments and letdowns — enjoy!’” I think as friends and family members are marking their graduations from high school, I …

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KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL — The value of a full day’s work is not lost on Dallas Legg.

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Liberty High School's class of 2017 graduated Sunday, May 14, in a ceremony at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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Liberty North High School's class of 2017 graduated Sunday, May 14, in a ceremony at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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SMITHVILLE — As armor-clad warriors battle with swords and shields wearing their houses colors and coat of arms as royalty watches, others perfect their weapon-wielding talents by shooting arrows using long and short bows or throwing knives and axes. All the while peasants and merrymakers da…

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SMITHVILLE — The deadline to enter children in Smithville’s Little Mr. and Miss contests as part of the city’s 150th anniversary is today, Thursday, June 22.

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SMITHVILLE — For Nicole Brown, Smithville Lake’s community is family.

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SMITHVILLE — As armor-clad warriors battle with swords and shields wearing their houses colors and coat of arms as royalty watches, others perfect their weapon-wielding talents by shooting arrows using long and short bows or throwing knives and axes. All the while peasants and merrymakers da…

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LIBERTY — Having a fear of heights can be bad. Having cancer is worse. By joining forces, two organizations are trying to help people get over their fear of heights while getting exercise and donating funds to help families whose children are fighting cancer.

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A group of Smithville students visited Ireland and Scotland in June as part of a biennial international travel program. The trip included stops at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Titanic Belfast Museum, Robert Burns Cottage & Museum, Edinburgh Castle, William Wallace Monument, …

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KEARNEY — Transformational is how architects and district administrators are describing plans for Kearney High School’s forthcoming voter-approved bond-funded additions.

Obituaries

Patricia Halstead, 71, of Smithville, MO passed away, June 18, 2017.

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Well, we just officially entered the season of summer yesterday with the undisputed date that summer starts: June 21. So, those last couple of weeks when the temperatures got super hot and the heat index was in triple digits was really only a trial.

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My purpose in writing this is to encourage folks to think about ways we can come together to help fund and build a new and modern animal shelter for our wonderful city. Funding a new shelter was put to a vote several years ago. It was so hidden in legal wordage that unless you were really lo…

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