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LIBERTY — Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, a message appeared on the Rock & Run Brewery Facebook page: “From all of us at Rock & Run Brewery we are sad to say that we’ve decided to close the business. It’s a sad time for all of us who’ve been involved in this adventure for 5 years and…

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JEFFERSON CITY — Safety belt usage in Missouri has climbed to its highest rate ever. The latest Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey, which has been taken annually since 1998, shows 87.1 percent of Missourians use a safety belt. In 1998, that figure was 60 percent.

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LIBERTY — The earliest surviving examples of pre-Columbian tie-dye in Peru date from 500 to 810 A.D. Their designs include small circles and lines, with bright colors including red, yellow, blue and green. In other parts of the world, tie-dye has been around in various ways. It wasn’t until …

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Many of us are weary of politics at this point, but I know some are still fascinated by historical precedent and how we got to this moment in our democracy. “The Front Runner" will likely make the latter group a part of the former by ploddingly beating a dead 1988 donkey until everything int…

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LIBERTY — The ninth annual Liberty Giving Thanks 5K is just around the corner. Runners and walkers will take off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, from the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road. The 5K route is a combination of paved trail and street running.

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Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November through January as families across the country and the world gather for the holidays. To ensure your holidays are as safe as possible, the following is a list of precautions to keep in mind while decorating, cooking and trave…

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Nearly 400 years ago, the Pilgrims, at their Plymouth Colony, kicked off a grand tradition with their Wampanoag tribe predecessors, holding a three-day feast to celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Today we refer to this as the first Thanksgiving.

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KEARNEY — Described as a visionary, friend to the elderly, education supporter and business innovator, former Kearney Mayor Bill Dane was many things to many people. To the local Lions Club, he was a true humanitarian, worthy of the Kearney Lions Club Foundation’s highest honor, the Melvin J…

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KEARNEY — Beginning in late November or early December, the Kearney branch of Mid-Continent Public Library at 100 S. Platte-Clay Way, will close for four to five months for renovations. Staff said they are eager to have the construction begin, and ultimately open the doors to a more modern library.

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Dorothy Jean Lewis, 86 of Liberty, Missouri passed away peacef…

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Howard Lee Brooks, 69, of Smithville, MO, passed away November…

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