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KEARNEY — Harry Mosby spent nearly two years of his early adulthood aboard the USS Lioba, an AF-36 refrigerated Navy ship charged with delivering supplies to troops throughout the Atlantic Theater in World War II.

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SMITHVILLE — City leaders are considering a proposal to add a 9/11 memorial to the historic square in downtown Smithville after hearing a request from American Legion Post No. 58, which received a one-ton steel rail from the New York Port Authority that was recovered from beneath the collaps…

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KEARNEY — After years of planning and nearly nine months of construction work, the Kearney Historic Museum expansion will be unveiled in time for the museum’s 11th anniversary the first weekend in June. The expansion will open to the public during a free open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat…

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BLUE SPRINGS — When people talk about Liberty North track and field, it always gets around to Jon Redmond.

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — At 4:40 a.m., most people are fast asleep.

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SMITHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL — From Nick Hartman’s perspective, each day comes with the opportunity to build connections with others. With that belief serving as a guide, the senior constructed a legacy of involvement through his years at Smithville High School.

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Actress and comedienne Maya Rudolph once said, “You don’t want to be the first person to tell your 5-year-old child, like, ‘You’re going to have a life filled with disappointments and letdowns — enjoy!’” I think as friends and family members are marking their graduations from high school, I …

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KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL — The value of a full day’s work is not lost on Dallas Legg.

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Liberty High School's class of 2017 graduated Sunday, May 14, in a ceremony at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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Liberty North High School's class of 2017 graduated Sunday, May 14, in a ceremony at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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LIBERTY — Members of the Liberty Community Chorus and the choir at Liberty United Methodist Church will be in Washington, D.C., this weekend for several opportunities to perform. First, the group will be part of the free national Memorial Day Choral Festival and a several hundred-voiced choi…

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LIBERTY — Last year, first-time playwright Vicky Burnett took her play “Boxes & Ashes” downtown as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. This year, she has found a weekend stay at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center.

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Mid-Continent Public Library has launched of its redesigned Summer Learning Program, which takes a new STEAM-focused approach toward the library’s traditional summer program for children ages birth through 19, which last year had more than 33,500 active participants.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. Saturday, May 27, marks the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most streams south of the Missouri River.

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KANSAS CITY — University of Missouri Extension’s newly developed Certified Master Beekeeper Program is coming to Clay County. The class will be held at the Clay County Extension office at 1901 NE 48th St., Kansas City, on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

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SMITHVILLE — Community members are encouraged to get down and dirty against drugs at the 24th annual Mud Mania volleyball event Saturday, June 24, at Smithville Lake.

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SMITHVILLE — New year, new names.

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SMITHVILLE — Swimmers will race through the pool for the first time as Warriors next school year, after Smithville’s Board of Education backed adding boys and girls teams to the district’s sports program.

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KEARNEY — The sale of $27 million in general obligation bonds was finalized at the Kearney Board of Education’s Thursday, May 18, meeting. Stemming from the district’s successful vote in April, the board authorized the issuance and delivery of the aforementioned bonds, which will provide fun…

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Garold Eugene "Skip" Humphreys, Jr., 52, a longtime resident o…

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The Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election allegedly "body slammed" a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night, according to an audio recording of the event and eyewitness accounts.

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Two CNN correspondents and a CNN analyst break down how NATO is supported (or not) by its member states.

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