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SMITHVILLE — In an attempt to do something nice, Smithville Area Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors may have violated the Missouri Sunshine Law.

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SMITHVILLE — Aldermen are seeking requests for proposals to reconfigure City Hall, located at 107 W. Main St., to better accommodate the needs of the growing city and its staff.

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SMITHVILLE — Voters in the boundaries of Smithville Area Fire Protection District’s coverage will get the opportunity to decide if the number of directors on the board should change from three to five on Aug. 8.

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KEARNEY — Many in the Kearney community are grieving a former city leader and church pastor known for his ability to read people who passed away July 18.

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HOLT — Barrie Ellwyn was know around the Holt community as constant behind-the-scenes fixture helping to keep the city’s utility services functioning.

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SMITHVILLE — The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City will hold an all-women’s triathlon and duathlon on Saturday, July 29, at Sailboat Cove at Smithville Lake.

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LIBERTY — Teens who might like theater are invited to audition for the coming "Midsummer Night's Dream Millennial Edition." This modern take of an old Shakespearean classic includes a few adult roles, too.

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Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated take on World War II, along with the acting debut of Harry Styles, had audiences primed all year for something spectacular, and “Dunkirk” exceeds expectations. Cinematically, the film opens quietly, but the box office did not.

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The 11th annual Christian Family Day will be this Saturday, July 29. Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Courtyard Park in Smithville.

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  • By Kellie Houx kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com
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KANSAS CITY — This summer, Jimmy Carr, a 69-year-old Liberty resident with cerebral palsy, has returned to something he loves — shredding paper for a local company.

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  • By Kellie Houx kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com
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LIBERTY — Julie Goodman, who attends Liberty United Methodist Church, decided that her volunteer gig as a Pet Partner worked well with the campers and coaches at Champions Special Ministries Day Camp, so she visited two days during camp last week.

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On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

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{div class=”subscriber-preview”}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.{/div}The task

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  • By Amanda Lubinski amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com
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HOLT — Barrie Ellwyn was know around the Holt community as constant behind-the-scenes fixture helping to keep the city’s utility services functioning.

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SMITHVILLE — Bond- and levy-supported construction projects in the Smithville School District remain on pace for completion in about a year’s time.

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Central Methodist University spring 2017 graduates included Dillon Britt, Bachelor of Science in business; Joel Muiller, Bachelor of Science in religion and church leadership; Allyson Ng, Bachelor of Science in athletic training; and Kellie Bergman, Bachelor of Science in nursing.

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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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Andrew J. Swearingin, 88, of Smithville, MO passed away July 2…

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As a community newspaper, the Courier-Tribune carries on an American tradition that traces its roots back more than 300 years each week when it goes to press. Eighty-six years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the first newspaper was published in what would become the Un…

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