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KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Aviation Department reports that 1,075,686 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in June, a 4.2-percent increase from June 2016.
CLAY COUNTY — Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City looks to help low-income families and individuals find their way out of utilities debt. The organization has funding available for those who have fallen behind on their electric bill and have received a disconnection notice. The am…
CLAY COUNTY — Last fall, Missouri voters decided to change what happens when they go to the polls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KANSAS CITY — The National Park Service recently announced the price of the lifetime America the Beautiful Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 on Aug. 28 as part of the National Park Service Centennial Act passed in 2016.
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.
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.
Missouri and the Northland were well represented at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference held in June in Orlando.
COLUMBIA – Several Northland students attended the Missouri Scholars Academy June 11 to July 1 at the University of Missouri campus.
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.
COLUMBIA — Ethan Kershaw and Lauren Kirtley of Smithville High School attended the Missouri Scholars Academy June 11 to July 1 at the University of Missouri.
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…
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.