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LIBERTY — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that 19 community water systems including Liberty were awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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LIBERTY — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that 19 community water systems including Liberty were awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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KEARNEY — After the planning and zoning commission unanimously recommended approval, Kearney aldermen on Monday, Dec. 21, approved the last plat of single-family housing developments in the Dovecott subdivision for developer Craig Porter.

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KEARNEY — In order to keep up with pending encryption requirements for regional radio systems, Kearney aldermen approved purchase of 25 new radios for the city's police department for $68,750 from Motorola.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty City Council welcomes comments from the community regarding a confederate statue in Fairview-New Hope Cementary. However, during the current increase in COVID-19 cases around the area, the plan, according to Janet Pittman, city deputy clerk, is to take public comments v…

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KEARNEY — After deciding the final CARES Act funds would go toward heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units for Kearney City Hall and the Kearney Police Department, bids for the HVAC units came in significantly lower than city staff budgeted, leaving about $30,000 in CARES Act fundin…

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KANSAS CITY – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, in consultation with Kansas City Health Department Director Rex Archer and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Erica Carney. has issued Safer at Home guidelines for a partial slowdown of activity in Kansas City as the community continues…

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HOLT — Due to limited staff availability related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holt City Hall has changed its office hours this fall.

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KEARNEY — Aldermen in Kearney approved to provide some of the city’s allotted federal CARES Act funds to Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District and Kearney School District while also using some of the funds to reimburse the city for public safety salaries.

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With plans to review Alderman Matt Schaeffer’s resignation from the Board of Aldermen and to discuss laws related to all-terrain vehicles on Holt city streets at the Wednesday, Oct. 21 meeting, discussions could not progress due to lack of quorum to legally call the meeting to order. The mee…

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KEARNEY — Aldermen approved Monday, Oct. 19, a low bid by RFB Construction for a project that will put sidewalks along 19th Street in Kearney and replace the crosswalk signals at Stonecrest and 19th Street.

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HOLT — One of Holt’s at-large aldermen, Jerry Nicas, resigned his seat on the four-person board of aldermen.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty City Council approved up to $250,000 for a Small Business Grant Program for eligible small businesses within Liberty city limits. Liberty joins Smithville and Kearney in giving out grants to city businesses.

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KEARNEY — City leaders in Kearney are helping the Kearney School District by providing $300,000 to help fund computers and related equipment needed to educate students in virtual and hybrid learning environments being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KEARNEY — Aldermen in Kearney are considering raising the price of secondary water meters used for irrigation purposes after learning costs for such meters exceeds the current fees assessed to users for the equipment.

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KEARNEY —A sidewalk project making the area between a local elementary school and Kearney subdivisions safer is moving forward.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty City Council approved some purchases at the Monday, Sept. 14 meeting, replacing vehicles, city needs and other equipment for various departments at almost $1.2 million allocated.

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SMITHVILLE — A dog park is finally making it's way to Smithville Lake. More than 30 supporters including city and county leaders turned ground on the long awaited, much anticipated project in Smithville Monday, Sept. 14.

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LIBERTY — The two Liberty City Council meetings in the month of August had more than 40 people express their opinions about whether the Confederate statue and monument in Fairview-New Hope cemeteries should stay or go.

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KEARNEY — Without any member of the public offering an opinion on the matter during a public hearing this month, Kearney aldermen approved keeping the city’s tax levy rate the same as in 2019.

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SMITHVILLE — City departments have been impacted by coronavirus in a multitude of ways, as have school districts and everyday life in the community. Smithville Police Department Chief Jason Lockridge said one major impact the force has seen is related to community programs.

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SMITHVILLE — The pandemic has brought more medical calls to the Smithville Area Fire Protection District compared to last year. With a total of 523 in 2020 from January through July, the number has increased by more than 20% compared to 2019’s 376.

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LIBERTY — Sherri McIntyre is the city of Liberty’s new public works director. She started May 1 when the city had its city hall doors closed to the public due to COVID-19.

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KEARNEY — City leaders expect the new splash pad feature and other improvements in downtown Kearney’s Lions Park will be ready to open in the spring or summer of 2021.