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CLINTON COUNTY — Roadways near the intersection of Missouri Highways C and CC are back open after being closed for nearly three hours by Clinton County Sheriff deputy vehicles while they investigated the scene of plane accident.
SMITHVILLE — As his loved ones looked on from a picnic area on the bank Smithville Lake at the Bonebender Trailhead, five boat crews including park rangers, an Arkansas dive team and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a second day of searching for Charles Roe, 37, of Smithville on F…
LIBERTY — A Liberty man now has his own “fat wallet” after claiming a $100,000 top prize in a Missouri Lottery game of the same name.
LIBERTY — On Thursday, May 17, at 5:10 p.m., Liberty Police Department officers responded to investigate a traffic accident involving two vehicles near the intersection of Missouri Route H and Mill Street.
Smithville Police Chief Jason Lockridge stands with Mayor Damien Boley on Tuesday, May 15, as Boley reads a proclamation declaring May 13 through 19 as Police Week in Smithville community.
SMITHVILLE — After approving changes to city ordinances earlier this month related to the structure of the park board and its role, Smithville leaders approved mayoral appointments to the newly reinstated Parks and Recreation Committee at the Board of Aldermen’s Tuesday, May 15, meeting.
LIBERTY — Liberty’s latest business adventure is going to the dogs — literally — and the co-owners couldn’t be happier about the prospect.
LIBERTY — On Monday, May 14, the city of Liberty and Liberty Public Schools released a joint statement that the exploration to develop plans for the possible addition of more tennis courts at Bennett Park had been halted.
HOLT — Holt Alderman John Franke appears to have violated the state’s nepotism statute by voting to approve hiring his daughter-in-law as the new Holt city clerk.
KEARNEY — The newest retail offering in Kearney’s Old Church Plaza in the 100 block of South Jefferson Street hopes to transform living spaces one piece of furniture and home decor at a time.
KEARNEY — Having three generations owning and working for the family car wash and oil change business that began in the 1980s after they moved to Kearney in the 1970s is a point of pride for the Davis family. Other points of pride are the family’s love of country and its support for the mili…
LIBERTY — Blue Jays tennis seniors haven’t known anything else.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS — The song remains the same for Kearney boys track and field.
FINDLAY, Ohio — Liberty graduate Sam Parrott made a charge.
SMITHVILLE — A first-ever golf tournament benefiting the crisis intervention team of Clay, Platte and Ray counties will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 18212 Golf Course Road.
LIBERTY — Three-dimensional art continues to grow in Liberty.
LIBERTY — Two Liberty students have taken lead roles in Christian Youth Theatre's Kansas City East production of “Seussical.” Heritage Middle School eighth-grader Ava Wolesky plays the role of Gertrude McFuzz, and Warren Hills Elementary School third-grader Jillian Downing is Jojo.
LIBERTY — The relatively young play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will be performed at the Corbin Theatre the next two weekends. The 7:30 p.m. curtain goes up Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, and again May 25 and 26.
Now is the time of year many species of wildlife are having young. Trees are full of nests with baby birds and young squirrels, deer are having fawns, and foxes and coyotes are tending to their dens. The problem is that humans often find these baby animals and wonder what to do with them.
In their first tournament ever, 13 competitors from Pride Martial Arts in Smithville captured 26 awards out of the 1,400 competitors from five states April 28 in Independence. Addeline Kelley took third in state in the weapons competition,while Zachary Lynn finished first in state in forms a…
KEARNEY — Clad in their spring and summery best complete with corsages, mothers who are residents at Westbrook Care Center were the center of attention as their children, loved ones, Westbrook staff and volunteers doted on them during the center’s annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 11.
Liberty High School student Olivia Mayberry submitted the pictured piece, "Upside Down," for consideration in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Judged by the Northwest Missouri State University Art Department, Mayberry was awarded third place at a reception held Thursday, May 10, at th…
LIBERTY — Near and dear to his heart is how Liberty Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Tucker began a moving and emotional speech about the value of multiculturalism.
On an occasion recorded in the ninth chapter of Luke, the recently called apostles approached their leader about something that had been troubling them. A short time earlier, they witnessed a man performing acts of kindness and power in the name of Christ. This bothered them because, as they…
I’m Mormon and my whole life I’ve had to deal with criticism for my beliefs. When I tell people I’m Mormon, some people completely shut me out, even people I think I’m getting closer to. I get it if people disagree with what I believe in, but I don’t understand why some people ignore me as a…