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LIBERTY — UPDATED: A suspect was charged today for the September 21, 2017 shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of South 291 Highway in Liberty, Missouri. Aaron J. Harrington, 41, formerly of Liberty, Missouri was charged today in Clay County with Class A felony assault in the first degr…

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LIBERTY — Police are investigating the shooting of a woman at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Liberty.

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KEARNEY — Aldermen and residents in attendance at the Monday, Sept. 18, Kearney Board of Aldermen meeting heard from Mayor Bill Dane and representatives from Piper Jaffray financial and Gilmore and Bell law firms about potential funding options for a second Interstate 35 interchange at 19th Street.

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CLAY COUNTY — Clay County residents will see slight increases to their tax bills this year, as the County Commission voted 2-1 to raise the tax levy Monday, Sept. 18. Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgeway and Western Commissioner Gene Owen voted in favor of the increase, while Presiding Commis…

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KEARNEY — Work to create a pedestrian footbridge over Clear Creek that will connect Mack Porter and Jesse James parks through trails is underway, with completion estimated in November.

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LIBERTY — Mackenzie Thompson had a lot to think about on Liberty North tennis’ senior night. It wasn’t just the time spent with four other seniors, the team signing their banners with personal messages or a win.

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PELLA, Iowa — Caitlyn Champ wasn’t running away from home when she headed north for Central College. She was finding a second family.

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LIBERTY — Liberty North swim and dive picked up a number of state-qualifying times at the North Kansas City Invite on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, while the team placed fifth overall out of 20 teams.

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KANSAS CITY — Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods has launched the Storytelling Certificate Program, a continuing education series for local writers and storytellers of all skill levels and backgrounds.

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LIBERTY — In an effort to kick off the 2017 Liberty Fall Festival with a certain amount of “spirit,” the Liberty Rotary Club is hosting the Liberty Rotary Beer Fest from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Walk-ups are welcome.

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ST. JOSEPH — The number of deer harvested during the archery and firearms hunting seasons are a major component of a five-year study to benefit Missouri’s deer herd and hunters. Biologists from the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri-Columbia are using computer…

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JEFFERSON CITY — As the heat of summer fades to the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages people to discover natur…

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A gun raffle for a 12-gauge shotgun with case will benefit the medical bills of Dalton Hanna, a Kearney teen battling cancer. Tickets are $20 each or $50 for a three-pack, with the drawing taking place by Oct. 22. Winners need not be present to win.

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KEARNEY — For the 47th year, the Jesse James Festival came to Kearney, delighting locals and visitors alike with a slew of family-friendly activities that included contests for parade floats, 5K and 10K races, dog diving, mud volleyball, adult and children’s barbecue, Little Mr. and Miss and…

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  • By Kellie Houx kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com
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LIBERTY — In Pauline Davis’ 99 years, she has seen the creation of many inventions: hearing aids in 1923, the electric blanket in 1936, the cardiac pacemaker in 1960, disposable contact lenses in 1987 and the World Wide Web in 1989.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Do you know if your child is in the right safety seat? While they may be old enough, they still may not weigh enough, or be tall enough, to buckle up and skip the booster or car seat.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty High School graduating classes of 1944 to 1975 took to the Liberty Square the evening of Saturday, Sept. 16, and enjoyed music and libations. These alumni once called the current Heritage Middle School “Liberty High.”

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KANSAS CITY — Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods has launched the Storytelling Certificate Program, a continuing education series for local writers and storytellers of all skill levels and backgrounds.

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LIBERTY — Earlier this month, Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, the 15th president of William Jewell College, officially kicked off the school year with the college’s annual convocation.

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College students invite members of the community to join them for the Jewell Rally for Peace and Unity at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

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SMITHVILLE — Homecoming is a tradition steeped in history. This year Smithville High School’s annual celebration has an extra historical emphasis as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the high school.

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