LIBERTY — In 2007, the Liberty Giving Circle gave its first grant of $30,000 to Hillcrest Ministries. Eleven years later, three of the founders made a surprise trip to the Garrison School Cultural Center on Friday, Dec. 8, to present $30,000 to three of the leaders of Clay County African Ame…
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CLAY COUNTY — A father and son are displaced from their home in rural Clay County after a massive house fire destroyed the two-story structure 19 days before Christmas.
SMITHVILLE — Although his department saw a slight decrease in disturbance calls in November, Smithville Police Chief Jason Lockridge encourages all to take precautions to stay safe, especially through the holiday season, when stress tends to run higher than other times of the year.
LIBERTY — After almost four years of discussion about what to do with the corner of Prairie and Mississippi streets across from Fire Station 1 and the Ruth Moore Park splash pad, the Liberty City Council voted 7 to 1 to approve a rezoning request to move the 1.71 acres from a central busines…
Shatto Home Delivery is now delivering to more than 18 communities in the metro area, and partnered with Kearney chef Carey Weir and her team at the Kearney Culinary Academy this fall to provide homemade prepared meals, soups and desserts.
KEARNEY — Winners in the third annual Kearney Chamber of Commerce window-decorating contest were announced at the last lunch meeting of members for the year on Dec. 6.
LIBERTY — The Overtones will present a free 7 p.m. performance Thursday, Dec. 21, at Corbin Theatre, 15 N. Water St. in downtown Liberty.
GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and North Star Community Band have announced the 31st season of Gladstone’s Theatre in the Park.
KEARNEY — Becky Palmer, a Kearney local, always wanted to author a children’s book. When it seemed like the best time, Palmer began brainstorming how she wanted the book to read.
LIBERTY — Phil Vitug opens the doors of his Conservatory of Dance Education and invites dancers from other schools to take a step onto their dance floor in Pleasant Valley. After all, for 18 years, Vitug has brought out some of the best in dancers.
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…
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…
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.
LIBERTY — The Liberty Community Christmas Tree program, while a city program, draws strength through its support from the larger community and the Liberty Sertoma Club.
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…
SMITHVILLE — When organizers of the debut Wreaths Across America effort in Smithville started collecting donations to place wreaths on the graves of veterans in Memorial Cemetery, they expected to have the funds for about 50 graves’ worth of greenery.
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.
SMITHVILLE — Filing for candidates seeking a seat on the Smithville School District Board of Education is underway. The filing window opened Tuesday, Dec. 12, and will close Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
LIBERTY — Candidates seeking a seat on the Liberty Public Schools' Board of Education will be able to file their candidacy for the spring election starting next week. Filing begins Tuesday, Dec. 19, and will close Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
KEARNEY — Kearney School District has several ways to inform parents, guardians and students of inclement weather conditions.
Originally debuted in 1964 on Broadway and most recently revived in 2015, “Fiddler on the Roof” has a charmingly wonderful song called “Tradition.”
Coach Tim Nixon remembered for riches of spirit, kindness
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