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SMITHVILLE — A house in Smithville needs repairs after a lightning storm Friday struck a tree and then transferred energy to the house. The incident occurred before 8 p.m. on Lakeland Drive during a severe thunderstorm.
KEARNEY — With no public comment and little aldermanic discussion Monday, May 20, Kearney aldermen approved the city’s zoning ordinance for allowances of medical marijuana facilities. The ordinance aligns with what the state drafted since voters passed a state constitutional amendment allowi…
Platte County High School junior Hayden Humes and North Platte High School sophomore Jakob Scroggins will represent Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C. this summer at the 54th annual Youth Tour conference, an all-expense paid leadership experience coordinated by the Associat…
KANSAS CITY NORTH — The Questers started in 1944 in Pennsylvania and there are now about 15,000 members in 44 states and Alberta and Ontario in Canada. Members tend to be collectors who share their love of antiques and donate money to preserve and protect historic artifacts and properties. F…
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KEARNEY — The city of Kearney wants people to know park trash containers are not for people’s personal dumping use. Illegal dumping, Parks and Recreation Director Eric Marshall said, has been an ongoing issue in all city parks. As a result, the city posted stickers on park trash bins and dum…
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LIBERTY — Melinda Hedgecorth returns to Liberty after 14 years of studying and immersing herself in all things flamenco in Seville, Spain.
KEARNEY — An evening of live jazz and country music along with meals from award-winning food trucks will come to Kearney as part of the Taste of Jazz and Country event Friday, June 7, at Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, 650 N. Jefferson St.
Capt. Matt Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, said boaters should be informed about river and lake conditions before they put their vessels into the water.
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The Class 3, 4 and 5 state track meet has been moved to three separate sites and shrunk to one day of races following a tornado hitting Jefferson City late Wednesday night, May 22.
LIBERTY — 80 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of golden goal overtime were not enough time to determine a winner between Liberty and Staley on Tuesday, May 21, in the state sectional round at Liberty High School.
Liberty and Liberty North competed in the Class 5 Sectional 4 meet Saturday, May 18, at William Chrisman High School.
Storms with high-speed winds, heavy rains and lightning can be frightening events. Recent severe weather in the Northland caused public safety issues ranging from flooding to structural damage. After a storm, the first instinct might be to return to life as usual, but safety is as important …
Nearly every week, one or more activities are sponsored or hosted locally by the American Legion, whether it be piecing together quilts, raising funds or feeding hungry veterans. Both Liberty and Smithville are home to posts, and this year’s centennial celebration of the nation’s largest vet…
SMITHVILLE — St. Luke’s North Breast & Imaging Center received a $15,000 donation from Smithville’s Julia Bargman Hope Foundation.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville High School received a top ranking by U.S, News & World Report on the “2019 Best High Schools” list.
LIBERTY — William Jewell College ranked seventh in the top 10 of Smart Asset's list of colleges with the best value in the state.
Two students from the Liberty community have been named as winners of 2019 National Merit Scholarships.
Roughly 1,000 graduates from Kearney, Liberty and Liberty North high schools received their high school diplomas during three graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 19.
Disastrous flooding. Lower commodity prices. Limited access to global markets. America’s farmers and ranchers have faced difficult times the last few years, and they are in need of a dose of good news that is within immediate reach.
There is a lot of corruption in the food industry that is consistently being ignored by the consumer and corporations alike. The horrible treatment of animals before they are slaughtered and the secrecy about ingredients or processes used to create the foods we eat on a daily basis are just …
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