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SMITHVILLE — Leeah Shipley took the oath of office for the Smithville Board of Aldermen Tuesday, Sept. 6, to fill the vacancy left by Kelly Kobylski, an alderman for the Third Ward who was elected in April 2021.

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KEARNEY — The Missouri Rural Water Association Apprenticeship Program recognizes that Geoffrey Putnam with the city of Kearney has completed all the requirements to become a Journeyman Water Systems Operation Specialist, according to a press release from Missouri Rural Water Association.

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LIBERTY — In May of 2017, GaleHart Communities presented a proposed 1,055-acre mixed-use community bearing the name Aviara to the Liberty City Council. Fast-forward seven years and three months, and Dave Gale and Tom Hart, co-founders of GaleHart and leaders in the development, came back to …

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Kearney City Attorney Brian Hall retired from legal practice after 46 years of service with the city. Hall was honored by the city at the Board of Aldermen meeting Aug. 1. There, Hall received a resolution and key to city, acknowledging his years of service. Pictured from left are: Brian Hal…

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LIBERTY — Two residential developments received approval from Liberty City Council Monday, July 25. The developments will add a 478-unit apartment complex at the northeast corner of South Liberty Parkway and Plummer Road and a 40-unit seniors-only community called Fulkerson Cottages at the s…

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LIBERTY — The Liberty City Council unanimously approved the appointment of James Martin as Liberty’s next police chief at its meeting on Monday, June 13.

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LIBERTY — Liberty city leaders are considering upping the tax levy rate by 18 cents per $100 of assessed valuation after more more than a decade of keeping the city’s levy rate below the allowable ceiling.

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SMITHVILLE — Earlier this month, the Smithville Board of Aldermen listened to as details of a transportation study for the city were discussed during a public meeting of the board. The plan was crafted by city leaders, representatives from Smithville School District and Smithville Chamber of…

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LIBERTY — Mayor Lyndell Brenton has reversed a decision he made in mid-February to not allow hearing of public comment during Liberty City Council meetings about cemetery Block 174, which includes a monument for Confederate soldiers in Fairview Cemetery.

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LIBERTY — From Monday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 13, the dispatchers for Liberty first responded stepped up and handled almost all of Gladstone’s 911 calls for police, fire and emergency medical service.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Board of Aldermen moved quickly on approving a new compensation plan for city employees this month. All employees will get at least a 3% pay increase this year, starting Sunday, Jan. 30. Employees may also receive additional merit pay increases in the spring.

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LIBERTY — The Surface Transportation Board is reviewing an application for Canadian Pacific to acquire Kansas City Southern rail operations and seeks Liberty public comment. This would bring additional train traffic through Liberty. There is a public comment period on this proposed action op…

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LIBERTY — Vicki McClure has been named the next director of Liberty’s finance department as approved by the Liberty City Council Dec. 20.

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SMITHVILLE — Beginning Monday, Nov. 1, Smithville residents 65 years and older will be eligible to sign up for a 15% reduction in their residential trash and recycling portion of residential sanitation fees.

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KEARNEY — Bulky item pick-up in Kearney is this week through Thursday for city trash collection customers. Items are being picked up on the same day as customers’ regular trash collection day by Republic Services.

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SMITHVILLE — With help from Mid-America Regional Council, Smithville will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, Sept. 11, at Smithville High School. For the event to be successful, at least 10 to 12 volunteers are needed, states a city release.

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Former Kearney Alderman Marie Steiner was presented a key to the city and thanked this spring for her years of service by Mayor Randy Pogue and the current Board of Aldermen. Steiner fulfilled multiple roles and helped the city complete a variety of projects during her years of service as a …

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“As of noon today, the Clay County Public Health Emergency Order will have expired. Masks will not be required and safe distancing will not be enforced,” said Kearney City Administrator Jim Eldridge in an email about City Hall and Board of Aldermen meetings Friday, May 14. “We are returning …