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Passersby traveling along Missouri Highway 92 in Kearney may have noticed a change in recent months as the former Casey's General Store location across from CVS pharmacy has undergone a transformation. Once a vacant convenience store, the building, located at 102 E. Sixth St., is now owned b…

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Come away with me to storyland — bee entertained and delighted with “The Gift of a Good Book.” Newsbee has some honeys to suggest for December. He’s chosen the best of the best for this special time of year, when enchantment reigns and happiness knows no bounds. Step into tales that are sure…

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CLAY COUNTY — A man and his son are safe after Smithville Area Fire Protection District’s swift water rescue team was deployed on Thanksgiving morning following a boat capsizing in Smithville Lake.

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LIBERTY — According to the International Mountain Bicycling Association, as the sport of mountain biking has evolved over the past few decades, it has driven the development of a new style of trail with features and concepts that push the limits of traditional single tracks. An increasing nu…

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Construction crews hired by the city of Kearney work Friday, Dec. 8, to install sidewalks along Prospect Street that will end at the intersection of Missouri Highway 92/Sixth Street and Prospect. In addition to adding to pedestrian safety along the street, the sidewalk will literally pave th…



Sandra Lynne (Morris) McCrackin, 56, passed away December 9, 2…


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Approximately 174 years ago, the prolific writer Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol.” The novella came with this inscription: “I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, w…

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In one month, the second regular session of the 99th General Assembly will begin. In addition to enjoying the holidays and the last few weeks at home in their districts, Missouri lawmakers are hard at work preparing for the upcoming session. Part of that preparation includes the pre-filing o…

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