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CLAY COUNTY — Legal representation for Presiding County Commissioner Jerry Nolte in the sheriff’s lawsuit against the commission remains up in the air after a motion to approve a separate contract for the commissioner’s legal counsel failed due to Nolte and Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgewa…

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Mid-Continent Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program is from Monday, May 20 through July 31. The program encourages children to remain intellectually engaged while out of the classroom.

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SMITHVILLE — A surprise to parkgoers, Smithville Area Fire Protection District Chief Dave Cline said the district received a call at 5:29 p.m. Saturday, May 11, about a vehicle landing in Smithville Lake.

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CLAY COUNTY — Funding for the Clay County Clerk’s Office is again the subject of controversy after County Clerk Megan Thompson and others in Clay County leadership are at odds over pay to a clerk’s office employee.

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CLAY COUNTY — Although commissioners discussed the proposal for a dog park located near Smithville Lake, no action was taken on the item as it was listed under discussion items and not action items on the Clay County Commission's Monday, May 6 agenda.

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New members, from left, Patrick Avila, Courtney Cole, incumbent Kathy Ellermeier and new member Daniel Purdom, all are sworn in for their terms on the Clay County Public Health Center Board of Trustees, Thursday, April 18.

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CLAY COUNTY — Due to rain, Missouri Department of Transportation crews will not close the right lane of southbound Interstate 35 between Parvin Road and Missouri Highway 210 Tuesday, April 30, for paving work.

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CLAY COUNTY — Clay County Clerk Megan Thompson gained $18,600 in transferable funds from the county’s rainy day fund on Monday, April 22, to help pay part-time employees to assist with a possible influx of Board of Equalization cases due to increased valuations on personal and business prope…

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CLAY COUNTY — Sheriff Paul Vescovo is suing Clay County and its three county commissioners following “drastic” cuts made to his department’s operating budget.

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CLAY COUNTY — To promote Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, Clay County Public Health Center offers free STD Testing throughout April. The center is located at 800 Haines Drive in Liberty.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the northbound and southbound lanes of Missouri Highway JJ between 102nd St. and Foothills Road from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, and again Tuesday, April 16, for culvert replacement work.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the right shoulder of southbound U.S. Highway 169 between Northeast Englewood Road and Interstate 29 beginning Monday, April 15, and continuing through Friday, May 31, for grading, drainage and shoulder pavement repair work.

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CLAY COUNTY — After much debate and questioning of county staff, county commissioners approved Monday, March 25, spending $401,565,39 for upgrading and installing more than 100 security cameras at county facilities across Clay County.

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Record flooding in the northern part of Missouri in addition to Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska has displaced families. Interstate 29 is still closed due to flooding in Nebraska and the flooding isn’t going away yet.

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KANSAS CITY — Northland residents in Kansas City have a new place to take their recyclables now that an agreement between the Kansas City Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, Parks and Recreation and Bridging the Gap has been reached.

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KANSAS CITY — KC Water is asking customers to conserve water to help with ongoing treatment challenges created by current characteristics of the Missouri River.

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CLAY COUNTY — Clay County Commissioners will consider spending $401,565 for upgrading and installing new security cameras in county buildings at their next meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at 1 Courthouse Square in Liberty.