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Susan Brown, a member of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce, invites small business owners of the Northland to join others for a Small Business Owner Support Group.
CLAY COUNTY — Due to conditions related to Winter Storm Gia, Mid-Continent Public Library System locations are delaying openings of all libraries until noon Saturday, Jan. 12.
Gov. Mike Parson announced Scott Fitzpatrick as the next state treasurer last week.
LIBERTY — The concept of a baby representing the new year is nothing new. Historically, it may date back to the ancient Greeks who believed the god of wine, Dionysus, was reborn each year.
LIBERTY — In the Occupational Outlook Handbook created annually by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of police officers and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent through 2026.
CLAY COUNTY — County Clerk Megan Thompson referred to a legal notice emailed to her office this week about her job duties and responsibilities from county Sunshine Law attorney Joe Hatley of firm Spencer Fane as bullying.
CLAY COUNTY — Gov. Mike Parson appointed David Chamberlain Jan. 3, to fill the position of circuit judge for Division 4 of the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Clay County.
SMITHVILLE — As construction downtown is approaching endgame stages, aldermen approved purchase in December of city banners that will hang on street lights around the historic downtown area of Smithville. Banners will match city schemes, using the colors green, blue and red. Banners will be …
Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 2019 New Year’s holiday weekend. Last year, there were seven fatalities. The 2019 New Year’s counting period ran from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
The American Heart Association launched #NoMOHeartDisease, a year-long initiative to increase awareness and reduce heart disease in Missouri. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Missouri, taking the lives of 14,000 Missourians each year. The American Heart Association provided mor…
LIBERTY — The Liberty Tourism Committee opened applications for the 2019 Tourism Grant Program.
As we reflect on 2018 and the events that took place, we at the Courier-Tribune noticed patterns and themes to what occurred throughout the year. As a way to review some of the year’s highlights, the following is a recap of some of biggest moments listed by community under the themes of gett…
COLUMBIA — When the Eagles hit the water at the CoMo Invitational on Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5, they made themselves at home.
Though it officially premiered Friday, Jan. 11, “The Upside” first played in the area during the Kansas International Film Festival in November 2017. If that sounds like a long time ago, it was. That’s because the film was originally developed by The Weinstein Co. and the fall of 2017 saw th…
GLADSTONE — Gladstone Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Gladstone Theatre in the Park Advisory Board seek an artistic director for the program. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 23.
The previews for “Vice” make it look like as much fun as “The Big Short” (which won the same writer/director Adam McKay an Oscar for adapted screenplay in 2014), but in actuality, humor that clever only shows up sporadically in the entire film. To be fair, this subject matter may put “Vice” …
In early 70s Harlem, “If Beale Street Could Talk” starts as a universal story of young lovers full of hopes and dreams of a promising future just like any other couple in any other town. The soulful music and ambience form the sound version of soft-lighting for their meet-cute.
KEARNEY — Although only 14, Kearney High School freshman Jessica Riley is making a name for herself in the acting world, cultivating a resume that already has years of experience and landing her a gig with the youth cast in Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the Charles Dickens cl…
The Missouri Department of Conservation offers free applications for Androids and iPhones.
SMITHVILLE — With five students recognized by Missouri's All-State Band and Orchestra, three Smithville High School students will participate in an All-State performance later this month at Osage Beach's Tan-Tar-A Resort.
LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools, one of many schools in the Northland to receive funding, received a $900,000 grant from the Clay County Children Services Fund. The district will use funds to contract with Synergy Services and Tri-County Mental Health Services to provide consistent mental h…
SMITHVILLE — Eighth-graders may be spotted in locals’ favorite businesses over the course of second semester learning about small business economy and providing community service. Teacher Kim Krueger of Smithville Middle School’s eighth-grade QUEST students, a gifted learning program, is lea…
SMITHVILLE — The annual outside audit of the Smithville School District found the district "presents fairly," giving it a clean audit.
Latest National News
President Trump faces pushback from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his decision to withdraw troops from Syria after a fatal attack on several Americans, just as tensions flare over the partial government shutdown. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) reacts to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sending a letter to President Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown.
Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested in connection with a plot to attack the White House and other federal buildings, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said. CNN's Josh Campbell reports.