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KANSAS CITY — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers for the 2018 tax season. 

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LIBERTY — During fall cleanup week, Liberty residents can get rid of excess trash, furniture, minor maintenance materials and carpet. Items should be placed at the curb or roadway on the  regular trash day for the property.

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KANSAS CITY — Miles of Smiles, the free dental care program for low-income children in Clay and Platte counties is celebrating the opening of its new, larger office at 5416 NE Antioch Road, Kansas City. The move creates about twice the amount of space than its previous office, three dental o…

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LIBERTY — A man who attacked a woman with knife and tried to sexually abuse her in a Kearney church bathroom received life plus 215 years for his crimes.

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SMITHVILLE — Aldermen approved the city’s fiscal year 2018 operating budget, which begins Nov. 1, at their Oct. 3 meeting. The vote was 5-1, with Alderman Melissa Wilson casting the “no” vote.

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COLUMBIA — Liberty North made its mark on the COMO Invitational this past Saturday, Oct. 7.

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KEARNEY — When Megan Laws pulled her graduating players on senior night, it was a special moment.

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Vegetarian dishes are often loaded with flavor, which might come as a surprise to those who do not adhere to vegetarian diets. In fact, many dishes that originated in India, a country known for its flavorful, spicy cuisine, are vegetarian dishes that are popular the world over, among vegetar…

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GLADSTONE — The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum will present the annual Big Shoal Cemetery tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

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Debuting this weekend is the very topical but surprisingly not heavy handed “Marshall,” about the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

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KEARNEY — After one previous aldermanic discussion that raised questions about its operations and the promoter pulling his initial request for the event, Kearney’s Board of Aldermen denied a request by failing to secure a second for a motion that would have allowed the Kelly Miller Circus to…

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Center for Digital Government recently awarded the Missouri Department of Conservation a State Government Experience national award for MDC’s MO Fishing app. MO Fishing was selected for radically improving the experience of government and pushing the boundaries of how ci…

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Col. Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Last year, drivers in Missouri experienced 4,604 traffic crashes in which deer-vehicle strikes occurred. One dee…

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KEARNEY — Truckin for D-Ray, a family fun day benefiting local teen Dalton Hanna, who is battling cancer, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at D’Creamery, 110 E. Sixth St. in Kearney.

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KEARNEY — A deal that would have meant a $700,000 profit for the school district and a home for a senior living complex similar to Centerville Cottages behind Price Chopper fell through after a meeting with proposed neighbors in the Jamestowne subdivision disintegrated into accusations, inte…

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Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series of two that takes a look at the deep history of Smithville in honor of the city and school district’s sesquicentennial and high school’s centennial. A history of the city printed in the Oct. 2 edition of the Courier-Tribune, while this arti…

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LIBERTY — Liberty Schools Superintendent Jeremy Tucker presented at the first Coffee with the Community Sept. 21 to a group of parents and other district leaders. He offered a “look back and a look forward.”

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LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools has placed a high school teacher on paid leave from Liberty High School as the administration looks into allegations of misconduct. The teacher was placed on leave Thursday, Oct. 5.

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KEARNEY — People passing by the former Price Chopper grocery store at the corner of Missouri Highways 92 and 33 will soon see changes as work commences on the Kearney School District’s Early Education Center this month. The work is part of the district’s bond-financed projects.

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LIBERTY — The Happiest Homecoming on Earth might be found at Liberty High School this week.

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