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It’s great to be the bearer of good news. Each summer the staff of the Courier-Tribune and Gladstone Dispatch have the privilege of announcing the winners of our annual Best of the Northland contest. The list of this year’s honorees fills the pages of the special edition published in the Jul…

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CLAY COUNTY — While the audit of the Clay County Commission continues to be mired in legal delays, audits of other elected county offices by the state auditor’s office continue. This summer, findings from audits of the Recorder of Deeds and Public Administrator’s offices were completed, and …

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CLAY COUNTY — Outgoing State Rep. Jon Carpenter faces current Clay County Assessor Cathy Rinehart on the Democratic primary ballot for western Clay County commissioner. The winner will face the Republican primary winner on the November ballot.

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CLAY COUNTY — On the Republican primary ballot, voters this August will choose between four candidates for western commissioner of Clay County. The top vote-getter will advance to the general election in November and face the winner of the Democratic primary.

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CLAY COUNTY — On the Aug. 4 ballot, voters in the Republican primary will choose one of three candidates to face lone Democrat candidate Dustin Bell in the November general election for the office of eastern Clay County commissioner. Republicans on the primary ballot are: Doug Ervin, Megan T…

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CLAY COUNTY — The public health center is continuing to relax restrictions on certain types of gatherings in Clay County. Starting Sunday, July 5, Clay County Public Health Center mandated the county will remain in Phase 2 of Step 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan, but with amendments…

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CLAY COUNTY — Missouri Department of Transportation will work on the two left lanes of northbound Interstate 435 between Front Street and Missouri Highway 210 from 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, until 7 a.m. Thursday, July 2, for concrete deck work.

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After closing in mid-March because of coronavirus concerns, many of Clay County’s historic sites have reopened to the public in recent weeks with some changes to hours and various safety measures added.

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KANSAS CITY — The city council of Kansas City will use to $2.5 million of the millions in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding allocated to the city from Clay County for aiding low-income households and small businesses in Clay County.

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PLEASANT VALLEY — An outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center off Sobbie Road near Liberty. As of 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, there were 66 total confirmed cases between residents and staff and three more related deaths, said Clay County Public Healt…

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CLAY COUNTY — Jesse James Farm Road between Sugar Plum Road and NE 161st Street will be closed from Tuesday, June 16, into the month of August for culvert replacement.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will make a traffic change as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the Interstate 435 bridge over the Missouri River.

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Excelsior Springs Police Department seeks to identify a suspect involved in an alleged carjacking and kidnapping that occurred around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, on Missouri Highway 10 at Old Orchard Avenue.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation, in partnership with Kansas City, will soon begin construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Missouri Highway 1 and Parvin Road.

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LIBERTY — Liberty Parks and Recreation began hosting a 74-team youth baseball tournament on Friday, June 5, the first major sports tournament in the area since sports play around the country halted in mid-March as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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CLAY COUNTY — Clay County as of Monday, June 1, is entering Step 2 of the county public health center's COVID-19 recovery phased-in plan. In this step, limitations on businesses and organizations are still enacted, but limited mass gatherings are allowed. The new allowances apply to all area…

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CLAY COUNTY — Ahead of the Monday, May 4, expiration of stay-home orders issued by Clay County Public Health Center, Clay County assistant county administrators rolled out their plan for the reopening of county-run facilities and parks. The plan was approved by county commissioners Friday, M…

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CLAY COUNTY — In addition to daily updates on the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, Clay County Public Health Center is now providing details on case counts by city of residence across the county as well as an interactive map with other related virus details.