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SMITHVILLE — Seemingly having a hand in everything, Kelly Kobylski is recognized by Smithville residents as a community member who gives of herself often. She is the vice president of Smithville's Community in Action, owner of Children First Montessori, is in an education leadership role for…

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LIBERTY — Margaret “Madge” Vindetti turned 104 Monday, July 21. On Friday, July 19, two of her three daughters and lots of friends at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, 2115 Maturana Drive, celebrated a couple days early.

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Northwest Missouri State University named Avery Broner, Samantha Dillon, Hannah Gardner, Kari Harris, Hope Jensen, Anna Johnson, Perry Randle, Kayla Risley, Dray Starzl, Bailey Turley, Noah Welborn and Anna Zech, all of Kearney, to its Academic Honor Roll for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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Milton Friedman must be rolling in his grave. Friedman, who died in 2006, is widely regarded as the father of modern monetary economics. Among other suggestions, he called upon policymakers to stop trying to manipulate short-run fluctuations in the economy by adjusting the Federal funds rate. Instead, they should focus on longer-term problems, like inflation.

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It's obvious to many people that our president, Donald Trump, is really Archie Bunker in the age of social media. The problem is, we have to deal with President Bunker. He is our duly elected chief executive, after all.