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CLAY COUNTY — As news of a housing deal for two of the county’s top paid officials is circulating through the Kansas City metro area, one commissioner is questioning why the housing perk is now making headlines when the contract was executed in 2017.

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A Missouri judge took no action on a motion filed by Clay County in its case against State Auditor Nicole Galloway by the Monday, Feb. 10, deadline, effectively denying the County Commission’s claim. The county sought to amend an order of dismissal in the case that confirmed the auditor’s le…

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CLAY COUNTY — Closing the door on its lengthy legal battle with the sheriff’s office, the Clay County Commission appropriated nearly $1 million to the sheriff’s office during its Monday, Jan. 27 meeting.

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CLAY COUNTY — As the snowfall begins to slow Saturday, Jan. 11, agencies across the Northland are treating roads, including those in Liberty.

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CLAY COUNTY — In 2019, a majority of Clay County commissioners approved appointing a committee to investigate whether county residents would be in favor of changing to a constitution or charter form of government. The committee of 12 members was appointed with each of the three commissioners…

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CLAY COUNTY — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Northland landscaping company Four Seasons Lawn & Landscape LLC and its owner, John Cazzell, claiming the company took upfront payments from customers then did not complete the contracted work. Th…

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CLAY COUNTY — More than 50 sealed boxes of 2019 assessment lists are stacked along two walls near the women’s restroom on the first floor of the Clay County Administration Building. People waiting in line to pay their taxes are passing by them.

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CLAY COUNTY — Collector Lydia McEvoy is concerned about people making threats about not paying their property taxes because they are mad at Clay County commissioners, saying those intended to be punished by the action wouldn’t be.

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Two wrecks this week injured five Northlanders, sending people ranging in ages from 1 to 72 to area hospitals with moderate to serious injuries.

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CLAY COUNTY — A nonbinding committee of 12 County Commission-appointed members has begun work to explore whether residents would be open to changing Clay County’s form of government.

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KEARNEY — Donnie Smith, who has worked for the city of Kearney for seven years, is now the city’s interim utilities and streets director. Smith was appointed to the position this fall after current Utilities Director Jay Bettis announced his retirement.

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CLAY COUNTY — In one of the shortest open Clay County Commission sessions in recent history, no action was taken to question voters on the April ballot about the creation of a constitutional form of government commission, the meeting's only public action item on the agenda. Instead, what too…

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CLAY COUNTY — In a Facebook post read by hundreds Sunday, Nov. 24, and on a morning AM radio broadcast heard by many more Monday, Nov. 25, Presiding Clay County Commissioner Jerry Nolte called for the resignation of his fellow commissioners Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway.

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CLAY COUNTY — After confusion from multiple amendment attempts, public comments and more than an hour of debate on the matter, a majority of Clay County Commissioners approved Monday, Nov. 18, creating a nonbinding committee to explore either a charter or constitutional form of government fo…

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CLAY COUNTY — A public discussion on possibly changing the county’s form of government was punctuated by inaction and personality conflicts during a Clay County Commission meeting Nov. 4.

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CLAY COUNTY — Missouri Department of Transportation crews will conduct culvert work along a portion of Missouri Highway 92 from approximately Missouri Highway AA to U.S. Highway 69 near Excelsior Springs starting at 9 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22.

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CLAY COUNTY — For her efforts in establishing the county’s tourism office as a marketing organization that qualified for a matching marketing grant to attract visitors to the region, Clay County’s Director of Tourism Melissa Mohler received the Rising Star Award during the annual governor’s …

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all southbound traffic of the Buck O’Neil Bridge on U.S. Highway 169 between the Richards Road exit and 5th Street beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Work will continue until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, for bridge deck repair work.

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CLAY COUNTY — A bridge rehabilitation project on 128th Street over Interstate 35 in Clay County is among the first construction contracts awarded by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to rehabilitate or replace 14 of the state’s poor bridges. They are the first bridges to be…

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CLAY COUNTY — An attempt by Presiding Clay County Commissioner Jerry Nolte to change the commission’s nonemergency press release policy to require 24 hours for all commissioners to provide input before statements on behalf of the commission are released failed in a familiar 2-1 vote with Eas…