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KEARNEY — Lisa Hoffman appreciates her youth patrons but worries about their safety near her ice cream parlor, D’Creamery, located along a busy stretch of Missouri Highway 92 where sidewalks are sparse.

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KEARNEY — Residential development in Kearney is growing at its highest rate in 12 years with 99 single-family building permits being issued in 2016, the most since pre-recession times in 2005.

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SMITHVILLE — Twenty years later and he’s still having fun. That’s the way Jason Lockridge describes his job as the leader of Smithville’s police department.

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Michael Eugene Gwin, 61, of Liberty, a beloved teacher and coa…

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Robert Jones, 79, of Lawson, MO passed away April 23, 2017.

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KANSAS CITY — In years to come at the annual Northland Baseball Tournament, people are likely to keep talking about the 2017 championship game.

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ST. JOSEPH — Kyle Heckenbach was in a groove.

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Studies Langston Hemenway has been named director and conductor of the Kansas City Wind Symphony.

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LIBERTY — Entering the last month of its campaign, the Building Pride committee is ramping up fundraising efforts for activity complexes at Liberty Public Schools’ high schools.

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LIBERTY — As they organized, created and cleaned, competitors from area school districts exhibited their abilities at the fifth annual Northland Job Olympics Friday, April 21.

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Studies Langston Hemenway has been named director and conductor of the Kansas City Wind Symphony.

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In a disappointing twist in entertainment television last week, Casi Joy, Smithville’s favorite homegrown songstress, was eliminated from NBC’s “The Voice” singing competition after performing a Chris Stapleton hit, “Parachute,” in the show’s live playoff rounds.

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LIBERTY — The three gallery spaces run by the Liberty Arts Commission will receive a new infusion of life and color with three exhibits opening Monday, May 1.

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LIBERTY — According to estimates from the Liberty's Parks Department, the average Liberty family pays about $37 a year in property taxes to support the city's parks. About 66 to 70 percent of the department's annual operating funds are generated in fees and charges for service. Property tax …

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LIBERTY — More than 100 runners and their dogs participated in the Dirty Dog Mud Run at Stocksdale Park on Saturday, April 22, raising money for the dog park at Stocksdale.

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