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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…

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CLAY COUNTY — In what has become a familiar claim of lack of communication before action by staff, Clay County Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte is again saying he was not consulted before county staff released a statement seemingly on behalf of the commission on commission letterhead. The …

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St. Michael's Veterans Center is accepting nominations for the 2019 Celebration of Heroes Guardian Awards, which honor Kansas Citians who help improve the lives of veterans in the metropolitan community.

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Kansas City opened Northland Fire Station 15, a 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, Tuesday, Sept. 17. The station sits on 7.3 acres donated to the city by Star Development Corp. President Tim Harris.

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CLAY COUNTY — A majority of the Clay County Commission adjourned a special session without action to restore the Clay County Sheriff’s Office budget Monday, Sept. 9, after a judge found in favor of Sheriff Paul Vescovo in his lawsuit against the county.

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Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting its biannual Food for Fines program this fall. From Monday to Sunday, Sept. 9 through 15, library fines will be forgiven based on donations of nonperishable food items.

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CLAY COUNTY — County Auditor Victor S. Hurlbert said he is waiting on Clay County’s legal counsel team to review his opinion of Missouri statutes before deciding whether his office needs to take further and possible legal action to make sure the appropriate due diligence is done by the count…

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CLAY COUNTY — In a legal decision handed down in Clay County Circuit Court, Sheriff Paul Vescovo has won his lawsuit against the county and commissioners.

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CLAY COUNTY — While commissioners voted against building a future Annex on current county-owned property in Kansas City, a special commission session will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Administration Building on the Liberty Square, to determine if the county will buy addit…

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CLAY COUNTY — After a contentious and long meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, rife with accusations of unfairness, wasting of taxpayer money and questions about the payment disbursement’s and special meeting’s legality, a majority of Clay County commissioners went ahead with a purchase of property …

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CLAY COUNTY — An ordinance modification that would have allowed any Clay County commissioner to add items to commission session agendas and would have returned the opportunity for members of the public to comment on nonagenda items during meeting proceedings was voted down 2-1 on Monday, Aug…

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CLAY COUNTY — The Clay County Collector’s Office is partnering with CivicSource, an online auctions site for tax-distressed real estate, to host community information sessions on how to participate in the upcoming tax sale. Sessions will be held at noon and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at R…

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CLAY COUNTY — A closed executive session of Clay County commissioners that took place in July caused consternation among some county residents and had Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte saying he doesn’t understand why the meeting had to be held on the day it did, as it interrupted county as…

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CLAY COUNTY — Missouri Department of Transportation is set to begin a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the Interstate 435 bridge over the Missouri River, which straddles Jackson and Clay Counties, this month.

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CLAY COUNTY — Parks and facilities across Clay County are undergoing millions of dollars worth of updates after years of deferred maintenance left some facilities in much need of repair.

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SMITHVILLE — Kicking off its master planning process for county parks, Clay County held an open house July 16, at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex's clubhouse, 18212 Golf Course Road, near Smithville Lake.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will close two lanes of northbound Interstate 435 between Front Street and Missouri Highway 210 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, for relocating temporary barriers.