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  • By Amanda Lubinski amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com
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CLAY COUNTY — A man and his son are safe after Smithville Area Fire Protection District’s swift water rescue team was deployed on Thanksgiving morning following a boat capsizing in Smithville Lake.

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  • By Kellie Houx kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com
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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…

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It's that time of year when letters to Santa Claus flood the local post office on their way to the North Pole. Several second-graders at Maple Elementary School in Smithville shared their Christmas correspondence with the Courier-Tribune. These thoughtful letter-writer's are sure to be on Sa…

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  • By Amanda Lubinski amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com
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SMITHVILLE — For more than a dozen children, Saturday, Dec. 9, was a day full of laughs, sweet breakfast treats and toys, and lots and lots of toys thanks to donations from community members and law enforcement officers who volunteered their time with the annual Shop with a Cop event.

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LIBERTY — Local man Brad Riley has been diagnosed with his second round of Stage 4 throat cancer. According to a press release, Riley's illness has been a long and exhausting battle that has spanned more than 18 months this time around.

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  • By Kellie Houx kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com
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LIBERTY — Members of both the Alexander Doniphan Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the William C. Corum Chapter National Society Sons of the American Revolution came together Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Corum-Judy Cemetery near 132nd Street to lay holiday wreaths…

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Every year the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides annual performance reports to each school district in the state and determines what they excel at, areas in which they might need to improve and whether they are doing what is required to maintain accreditation.

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Nolan Emerson McMeen, 4 days old, of Kansas City, KS, passed a…

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