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SMITHVILLE — After a brief discussion and appeal from the property owner to remove stipulations pertaining to when use can stop and use of a radio on the field, Smithville aldermen gave final approval Nov. 5, to a conditional use permit for a privately-owned athletic field on the Swearingins…

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KEARNEY — In a move that included some confusion on whether the mayor was required to cast a tie-breaking vote, Kearney city leaders Monday, Nov. 5, opted to change the city building code to require ice barrier underlayment for roof coverings on residences.

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KEARNEY — Kearney Amphitheater will have a new face by the beginning of the 2020 season, Assistant Park Director Ryan Marcotte said.

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KEARNEY — The city's fall bulky item pick-up event runs Monday through Thursday, Oct. 21 to 24. The service runs the same day as a residents regular trash service day.

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SMITHVILLE — City leaders in Smithville, like those in Columbia and other Missouri communities, are beginning a conversation about possibly banning flavored ejuice. Ejuice is liquid used by electronic cigarettes or vapes to cause the vaporizer to produce vapor.

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LIBERTY — In a rare move, Liberty Mayor Lyndell Brenton cast the deciding vote after the six council members split the vote on the Liberty Parkway Plaza project. In Liberty, the mayor votes to break a tie.

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KEARNEY — Once again Kearney's keeping of financial records was presented fairly and received a clean opinion from they city's annual auditing firm, Accounting Solutions.

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SMITHVILLE — For the first time in the long history of the development, Smithville has building permits out and the awaited construction of Smithville Marketplace has commenced.

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KEARNEY — The planning and zoning commission of Kearney has a new member after the Board of Aldermen appointed Shawn Warfield to the recommending board this month to replace Eric Shumate after Shumate had to resign due to outside work commitments. Warfield will fill an unexpired term of nine…

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KEARNEY — As it has over the course of the last year, Kearney is working to resolve issues associated with faulty, aging waterlines throughout the city.

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LIBERTY — Hundreds turned out Saturday, Sept. 7, for the first Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road.

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SMITHVILLE — Having pooled input from community members in a number of different ways, FutureIQ will reconvene the Smithville Think Tank from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Smithville High School, 645 S. Commercial Ave. All community members are invited to participate.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville's property tax levy rate will be lower for the coming year from Nov. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2020, after aldermen set the rate to nearly 45 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation. The amount is 3 cents lower than 2018's rate.

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KEARNEY — In an effort to provide added security and needed upgrades in technology, Kearney leaders are spending nearly $138,000 for new security and computer equipment for City Hall staff and the police department.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty City Council settled on a tax levy rate of about 90 cents per $100 of assessed valuation at the council’s Monday, Aug. 26 meeting. The state requires that cities set tax levy rates before Sept. 1.

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SMITHVILLE — Longtime City Clerk Linda Drummond was recognized during the Aug. 6 Smithville Board of Aldermen meeting for earning certification as a municipal clerk. Following acknowledgment of her accomplishment, winners of the city photo contest were announced and a bid for sidewalk work a…

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LIBERTY — Brian Hess, Liberty’s director of utilities, is resigning to take a new position in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as the general manager of Gulf Shores Utilities Board. His last day will be Aug. 19.

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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.