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SMITHVILLE — Because of an increase in youth recreation leagues, Smithville aldermen approved adding the position of parks and recreation administrative coordinator to the city’s payroll during their March 21 board meeting.

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Kansas City — Monofilament fishing line is one of modern angling’s finest tools, but it’s also a hazard to wildlife if old line isn’t recycled or disposed of properly. For example, a barred owl was rescued on March 25 in Platte County after it became entangled in fishing line.

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KEARNEY — The M0M Center, located on Washington Street in Kearney, was named one of 102 American Small Business Champions for 2017 by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer and expert business mentors. Championships are awarded to entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success o…

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Randall Bogart, 58, passed away on March 5, 2017.

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Steffan Bell, age 57, of Camden, MO passed away Sunday, March …

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SMITHVILLE — To secure funding for ballot initiatives approved by Smithville School District voters last fall, the Board of Education authorized the issuance of general obligation bonds and certificates of participation at its March 15 meeting.

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-week series detailing projects incorporated in the Kearney School District’s $27 million bond issue appearing on the April 4 ballot. This week discusses projects related to a proposed early childhood and district education center, Kearney Middle Sch…

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Experimentation draws many people to cooking. Amateur cooks who are passionate about food can’t wait for the opportunity to prepare a meal that strays from the norm while testing their culinary skills. Japanese cuisine is beloved the world over, but many non-Japanese people may be hesitant t…

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Strange Escapes, an adventure travel company founded by TLC’s "Kindred Spirits" and SyFy’s "Ghost Hunters" Amy Bruni, invites the community to join her and supernatural experts for a retreat of ghosts and grapes Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, at Belvoir Winery, 1325 Odd Fellows Road, Liberty.

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