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LIBERTY — Cinderella races against the clock in Liberty North High School’s production of the classic romantic tale of the same name.

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SMITHVILLE — Those living, dead and undecided are invited to New York City’s Central Park for a most monstrous engagement. During Smithville High School’s production of “The Addams Family” this weekend, guests are likely to see a character’s sunnier disposition as Wednesday Addams brings her…

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KANSAS CITY NORTH — Northland Education and Business Alliance discussed everything from better communications with parents to surging careers in developing technologies during their November meeting.

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LIBERTY — Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in youth today, according to Youth Suicide Prevention Specialist Maggie Chandler of Tri-County Mental Health Services. Chandler presented an overview of youth suicide information during Liberty Alliance for Youth’s Nov. 13 meeting.

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LIBERTY — Liberty schools have multiple teams clutching slots in the top 20 of finalists in the Battle of the Brains science, engineering, technology and math competition from engineering firm Burns & McDonnell.

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SMITHVILLE — As the Smithville School District makes strides toward budget recovery after a shortfall of about $1 million, Wayne Krueger, assistant superintendent for support services, said the near future looks bright for asking voters for a possible no-tax-increase bond issue for $13 million.

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Cheerleaders at Liberty North High School are celebrating their top-ranking performance at regionals this fall.

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LIBERTY — Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, an evil witch, Rapunzel and Jack with his magic beans cross paths in the classic mashup “Into the Woods.”

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SMITHVILLE — During the fall, Smithville School District was randomly selected by the IRS for audit of the district's use of Series 2010A general obligation qualified school construction bonds. 

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KEARNEY — The annual Kearney School District Education Foundation Turkey Trot run/walk will return to a race course around the district this Thanksgiving, welcoming runners, walkers and fun-lovers willing to dress in holiday costumes who want to help raise funds to assist with teacher and st…

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The Kearney High School Clipper and Liberty North High School Ayrie yearbooks, thanks to teacher sponsors and student journalists who fill their pages, are finalists in the high school print publication category for a national Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown award. The yearbooks …

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The most recent statewide test results and graduation data are in, and Northland schools fare well in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Annual Performance Reports for local schools.

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KEARNEY — Jim Hinson, a member of the school governance team with EdCounsel LLC, facilitated a stakeholder meeting Monday, Oct. 21, in the Kearney school board room. About 40 people including teachers, parents, elected city officials and spiritual leaders sat down to offer their thoughts abo…

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Over 200 high school students, including from Liberty, Liberty North, Kearney and Smithville high schools, came together with other north Missouri students Thursday, Oct. 1, at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph to participate in U.S. Rep. Sam Graves' annual Future Leaders Academy.

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MacKenna Franssens of Liberty, who is a freshman at the University of Kansas, has been selected to be a member of Quest Freshman Honorary.

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LIBERTY — A Kansas City woman now living in Kenya teamed up with the first female editorial cartoonist in east and central Africa to publish a graphic novel that is launching in Kansas City this month.

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SMITHVILLE — The debate was fierce between local parents opposed to and in favor of random student drug testing. At the end of what has been over a year-long debate, the school board agreed unanimously, with Greg Chastain absent, that it does not have a place in Smithville schools.

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KEARNEY — Mamma Mia, here they go again! Kearney High School Theatre students are prepping for another school year’s fall play, this time taking on the famed musical, “Mamma Mia!,” and all its Grecian glory.

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SMITHVILLE — Nightmares Alive will spook Smithville locals in an outdoor haunted house experience from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and again Wednesday, Oct. 30.