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LIBERTY — An employee at Liberty Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19. The information was shared Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the city Facebook page. The city has conducted internal contact tracing and have identified individuals that had direct, prolonged contact with the employee. These …

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LIBERTY — WL Conley celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 19. COVID-19 halted any parties or family gatherings, but his family did encourage cards sent to his farm.

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LIBERTY — This year’s annual Hillcrest Hope gala, called a Night of Hope at Home, took on a virtual twist due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through donations, the nonprofit reached 82% of its $90,000 fundraising goal. 

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LIBERTY — Tyler and Michael Anderson, sons of the late Betty Lou and Denny Anderson, have been diligent, albeit even dogged in their pursuits to find collaboration and seek out a way to make a dog park to honor their parents a reality.

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Long before Brussels sprouts became a trendy vegetable, my family, especially, my daughter, Deanna, were huge fans. My mother was raised on a farm and loved to grow all types of green vegetables. She was especially skilled with properly preparing Brussels sprouts and other typically stinky a…

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LIBERTY — A community blood drive open to the public and sponsored by the Community Blood Center will be held from noon - 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road.

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JEFFERSON CITY — On March 11, four days after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Missouri, the Department of Health and Senior Services activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or health care providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. Since that time, more than 112,000 …

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic change as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River.

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DEAR DR. ROACH: Last year, at 57, I was diagnosed with Type 1 LADA diabetes. Initially I was put on insulin to get my blood sugar within the normal range. Then I was just on metformin until the “honeymoon period” was over. My endocrinologist is great. I now am back on insulin (six units at n…

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CLAYTON, Mo., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced that effective today, its ammunition division, Olin Winchester, LLC ("Winchester"), assumed full management and operational control of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. The U.S. Army selected Winchester to operate and manage the Lake City Plant in September 2019. The contract has an initial term of seven years and may be extended by the U.S. Army for up to three additional years. Winchester is now the world's largest small arms ammunition manufacturer.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CRB, a market-leading provider of integrated project delivery solutions for vaccine and critical therapy manufacturers, recently completed the design and construction of a large-scale facility for Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing ("GRAM") that has been selected by the U.S. government to increase domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing for vaccines or therapeutics in the fight against COVID-19.

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KEARNEY — District families and city businesses along with faculty, staff and students in the Kearney School District are being asked to celebrate Kearney High School’s Homecoming this year by participating in spirit week, running through Friday, Oct. 2.

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Porter's Ace Hardware had a grand opening for its new location in Smithville Marketplace, 15700 Suite D along North U.S. Highway 169, Thursday, Sept. 24. Taking a new twist on ribbon cutting, this ribbon was cut using a chain saw.

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This year, the Susan G. Komen breast cancer charitable organization of Kansas and western Missouri struck the word “awareness” from its month-long October efforts known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, opting to insert the word “action.” This change aims to encourage more women to actively …

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LIBERTY — WL Conley celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 19. COVID-19 halted any parties or family gatherings, but his family did encourage cards sent to his farm.

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CLAY COUNTY — In addition to the Clay County Public Health Center testing site at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, pop-up COVID-19 testing sites will be available in Clay County.

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LIBERTY — This year’s annual Hillcrest Hope gala, called a Night of Hope at Home, took on a virtual twist due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through donations, the nonprofit reached 82% of its $90,000 fundraising goal. 

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SMITHVILLE — The process began four years and seven months ago, according to Smithville resident Danielle Wilson. Having spearheaded the dog park effort in Smithville, Wison said it all began with efforts to exercise her and a friend’s German shepherds.

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