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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 …

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LIBERTY — Liberty Council member Rae Moore took her final bow last week at the Liberty City Council during a council meeting. She served the Second Ward since May 2016 when Mayor Lyndell Brenton and the rest of the council appointed her to fill the remainder of her late husband’s term after …

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KEARNEY — Mayor Randy Pogue is holding three meetings with the Kearney public so residents can get more information on the use tax put to voters on the April ballot and so citizens can express their concerns on any manner of city business.

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KEARNEY — Like many cities before it, Kearney seeks voter approval of a use tax, which will be on the April ballot. If approved, it would mean purchases from out-of-state vendors delivered to a Kearney address would be taxed just as an item purchased in a Kearney store is.

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LIBERTY — Now in its 10th year, Liberty’s Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program continues to help residents reinvest in their own neighborhoods.

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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 Cemetery. 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 vi…

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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…