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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMITHVILLE — With about $440,000 left in unspent federal CARES Act funds, Smithville aldermen are consider providing between $60,000 and $100,000 to the Smithville School District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KEARNEY — After receiving more applications for funds than the city originally allotted funding for, Kearney city leaders increased the amount available for small business grants for local businesses through its share of federal CARES Act funding it received.
SMITHVILLE — Residents may have noticed a new face seen wandering around Smithville at different community gatherings and the local parks office.
KEARNEY — Based on an update provided Monday, Aug. 3 by Missouri Department of Transportation Project Manager Juan Yin, the construction of a second Interstate 35 interchange in Kearney is expected to begin early in 2021.
LIBERTY — In a Facebook post Monday, Aug. 3, the Liberty Community Center announced an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
KEARNEY — A water main break outside Kearney City Hall at the intersection of Washington Street and Missouri Highway 33 meant aldermen had to give emergency authorization outside of a public meeting for tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville’s Board of Aldermen, on Tuesday, June 23, unanimously approved to partner with the Clay County Economic Development Council to provide small business grants to local businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus.
SMITHVILLE — Most businesses in the city of Smithville are now back open to some extent, City Administrator Cynthia Wagner said.
SMITHVILLE — Voters in Smithville passed a half-cent park and stormwater sales tax earlier this month with a 52% approval rate. With the tax’s passage, the city is preparing plans for how to spend those revenues.
LIBERTY — Liberty Parks and Recreation expanded its reopening of the Liberty Community Center by offering new annual memberships. The community center originally reopened June 1 with only current members.
KEARNEY — With a tie-breaking vote cast Monday, June 1, by Mayor Randy Pogue, Kearney city leaders approved a conditional use permit and rezoning request of about 128 acres at the southeast quadrant of Interstate 35 and 19th Street that will allow quarrying activities on the site for at leas…