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KEARNEY — The Kearney community is reeling this week after losing a member of Bulldog Nation to a car accident Sunday, Aug. 13.

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Amanda Cole is a member of the fundraising committee for KC Cares for Kids, a charity walk that raises funds for area children battling cancer. She is passionate about the event and raising money for families. After all, her own family understands benefiting from other help groups during the…

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KEARNEY — In honor of National Potato Day being Saturday, Aug. 19, this week’s business feature focuses on Mr. Dell’s Foods, a family-owned manufacturer of all-natural hashbrown potato products that are sold in 40 states.

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KEARNEY — A new chiropractic practice has joined Kearney’s ranks. Precision Chiropractic opened Aug. 8, at 404 S. Jefferson St.

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Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports C…

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LIBERTY — When Liberty North volleyball coach Katie Dowden runs a practice, it is high energy.

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GRAIN VALLEY — Smithville’s first taste of competition proved to be a mixed bag for the Warriors football team.

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KANSAS CITY — One trip along a half-mile track at a time, Kansas City Northern Railroad has preserved local history and provided generations with wholesome entertainment for 25 years.

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LIBERTY – In the past few years, fire pits have become popular fixtures in backyards. For Troy Wulfemeyer and some of his friends, including local performers and teachers Laura Barge and Maggie Thomas, the fire pit is the place to gather, play guitar and sing songs. To honor this, he will pe…

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Dessert means different things to different people. Some may prefer a piece of cake, while others consider a cup of coffee to be the ideal capper to a delicious meal.

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SMITHVILLE — In honor of the city’s sesquicentennial and Jefferson Highway’s centennial anniversaries, the Smithville Historical Museum and Trails will sponsor a bicycle rally Saturday, Aug. 19, that begins at Smithville High School, 645 S. Commercial St.

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LIBERTY — Liberty Parks and Recreation Director Janet Bartnik is heading out west. After five years as the city’s parks leader, she has taken a job as the executive director of the Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District. The three communities of Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum make up the …

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From Friday, Aug. 26, to the end of September, the grounds that house Warriors' Best Friend will be busy with the pounding of hundreds of feet.

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On a recent Saturday, weeks of sailing class paid off for one couple.

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KEARNEY — Kearney Elementary School’s Parent Teachers Organization is hosting its third annual Color Run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in Jesse James Park, located north of downtown Kearney along Highway 33.

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KEARNEY — Kearney Elementary School’s Parent Teachers Organization is hosting its third annual Color Run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in Jesse James Park, located north of downtown Kearney along Highway 33.

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CLAY COUNTY — Leaders from Missouri University of Science and Technology met with Clay County representatives Aug. 1 to discuss funding for a major satellite campus of the state’s premier school of engineering. Although the dialogue was informal, a consensus was reached to move forward and s…

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Kathleen Fehner was named to Washburn University’s spring 2017 dean’s list. To qualify, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.99.

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Out of 105 entries, the Smithville High School team of Robert Schwind, Jake Johnson, Haley Simpson took sixth place in the Emerging Business Issues event at the 2017 Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Contest held this summer in Anaheim, California.

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While students and staff have been away, campuses across the Kearney, Liberty and Smithville school districts have kept active with construction or preparations for coming facility projects. Ongoing efforts in two communities have been supported by successful ballot initiatives — Smithville …

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I write this column with that mix of bittersweet and joy as my daughter has just started her last year of high school. It seems like I just blinked away tears as I walked her into preschool, and now I am bursting with Mom pride as I know that I have set my strong daughter on a course to find…

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