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KEARNEY — After handfuls of people took to social media and informing the Courier-Tribune to complain about the city’s July 3 fireworks display, Kearney Mayor Randy Pogue took time Monday, July 15, at the aldermanic meeting to explain issues that resulted in intermittent delays and the displ…

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Smithville City Administrator Cynthia Wagner said repairs for the Main Street sinkhole would begin Monday, July 8, weather permitting. The road will be close during that time, through Wednesday, July 10, from Mill Street to Bridge Street.

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KEARNEY — Since city staff were alerted via social media about a sinkhole off Mission Drive last week, Kearney leaders have been discussing ongoing issues with the holes.

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KEARNEY — Annual work to maintain and repair asphalt and concrete roadways and parking lots in Kearney is underway this warm-weather season.

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HOLT — After years of planning, saving and identifying the city’s biggest problem areas by Holt city leaders, residents will soon see $52,000 in repairs to more than a dozen roadways in the city.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville's Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking an additional volunteer member. Candidates should be invested in the community and interested in being involved in shaping city parks and activities.

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SMITHVILLE — A “dip” has begun to develop on Main Street between Mill and Bridge streets, Smithville City Administrator Cynthia Wagner told aldermen during their board meeting Tuesday, June 4. It was merely days later, Friday evening, June 7, when the question everyone had been asking, “what…

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SMITHVILLE — The city reminds community members of a Smithville Future Think-Tank workshop scheduled to begin with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Smithville High School cafeteria, 645 S. Commercial Ave.

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LIBERTY — In June, the Liberty City Council will either follow along with state guidelines for medical marijuana facilities or alter where facilities can be in relation to places like schools and churches in an attempt to better fit the city.

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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…

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SMITHVILLE — The city of Smithville is holding a “What does Smithville mean to you?” photography contest for photographers of all ages and skill levels.

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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 — The Jewell Historic District along Jewell Street now has a different view of what has long been the backside of William Jewell College, located on College Hill. Rather than a hillside with a crumbling staircase, a terraced grand staircase now greets walkers and guests to the college.

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KEARNEY — Water and sewer customers in the city of Kearney will see an increase in their bill as aldermen approved a rate increase of 5% for both water and sewer. The rates were part of the fiscal year 2020 budget, which took effect this spring.

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SMITHVILLE — Aldermen passed the first reading of the Tobacco 21 Initiative 4-2 and will voted on again for a final decision Monday, May 20.

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LIBERTY — The Missouri Highway 152 bridge will close ahead of demolition around 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 35 below the bridge and divert traffic to the off- and on-ramps during the demolition. The interstate should reopen arou…

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LIBERTY – The Liberty Police Department is joining with other departments including Smithville in launching a voluntary, private security camera registry program that could play a vital role in solving crimes in Liberty, said Capt. Andy Hedrick, the department’s public information officer.

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Last week, the city of Smithville emailed interested participants about the Think-Tank strategic planning event, requesting participation in a 10-minute survey by Tuesday, May 7. The survey can be found at research.net/r/SmithvilleVision. 

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HOLT — Alec Assel and Matt Schaeffer were sworn into office as new aldermen in Holt during the board’s April 10 meeting. Both Assel and Alec are political newcomers, having won election April 2. Each will serve a two-year term.

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KEARNEY — In what amounts to a slight game of political musical chairs, Kearney leaders sworn into office Monday, April 15, shift the city’s leadership to a young, first-time mayor and aldermanic board dominated by women.