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KEARNEY — A wreck at a local gas station during morning commute hours Friday, Nov. 17, sent two to the hospital, leaving first responders wondering what happened.

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LIBERTY — Above All Trampoline Park opened Saturday, Nov. 11, to a busy day despite the cool, gray skies outside. The park is designed to appeal to families and kids to remain active despite the approach of winter, and that's exactly what owner Amy Devenney hopes will happen.

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SMITHVILLE — Fourth-degree black belt Josh Palmer takes pride in what he does as a marital arts studio owner and proprietor, and he hopes to bring lessons of respect, discipline and commitment to those who take classes at his training center. Palmer operates PRIDE Martial Arts in Gladstone a…

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KANSAS CITY — A pair of Northland running backs have made the first cut of the Kansas City Area’s elite.

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Superman is dead. There is no doubt whatsoever about that. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story Marvel is trying to relate in "Justice League," out Friday, Nov. 17.

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LIBERTY — The 30th annual Soroptimist Holiday Homes Tour is keeping a mix of traditional with a flair for the new, just as some of the decorations in the houses will be.

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LIBERTY — Historic Downtown Liberty Inc. now has three T-shirts to choose from for those who want to show a little hometown pride after the nonprofit’s first T-shirt design contest. The two winners are Ashley Coppock and Tad Hays.

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LIBERTY — Liberty High School will be performing “Little Shop of Horrors” for a second weekend Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16 to 18. Showtime is 7 p.m. each day. Saturday also will have a 2 p.m. matinee.

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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…

  • By Amy Neal amy.neal@mycouriertribune.com
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SMITHVILLE — Betty Clark will return in the spring as the camp host at Smith’s Fork Campground at Smithville Lake after the Board of Aldermen renewed her contract Nov. 7.

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KEARNEY — Mayor Bill Dane thought about families connecting with fishing Nov. 7 as he watched Missouri Department of Conservation staff drop 500 pan-sized rainbow trout, plus seven lunkers, into the lake in Jesse James Park, located off Highway 33 north of downtown Kearney.

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KEARNEY — When combat veterans come back to the states, sometimes it’s hard to ask for help. As a team fighting a war, they rely on their brothers and sisters in arms to help them in times of need. They have no fear asking for help in that environment because they are all in it together. Bac…

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LIBERTY — Two veterans who joined the military in the early 1960s received special recognition at the city of Liberty’s Veterans Day celebration this year.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville High School hosted its annual Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 10, featuring dozens of veterans honored as a whole and individually.

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LAWSON — Between 100 and 150 people showed up at Gary Rythers’ auction house in Lawson this past weekend to support a therapeutic riding program.

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HOLT — Martin Schmeltz says he has been playing the lottery forever, but when he looked down at his Show Me Cash ticket on Oct. 17, he about fell out of his chair.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville elementary attendance boundaries were approved by the Smithville Board of Education on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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LIBERTY — Liberty High School will be performing “Little Shop of Horrors” for a second weekend Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16 to 18. Showtime is 7 p.m. each day. Saturday also will have a 2 p.m. matinee.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville High School hosted its annual Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 10, featuring dozens of veterans honored as a whole and individually.

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KEARNEY — Kearney students experienced a unique field trip that offered them a new experience.

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COLUMBIA —Two Clay County youth were awarded scholarships at Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia this fall. The foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $73,550 to 4-H youth throughout the state.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville School District is presenting “Shrek The Musical,” beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, and continuing daily through Saturday, Nov. 11. Showtime is at 7 each evening. There will be an additional matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.

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Mary "June" Martin, age 90, a resident of Braymer, Missouri, p…

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