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SMITHVILLE — Area businessman and Smithville High School alumnus Mack Porter donated a representation of an 80-plus friendship to Smithville High School’s FFA Chapter and the school’s agricultural tractor power class.

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SMITHVILLE — Area businessman and Smithville High School alumnus Mack Porter donated a representation of an 80-plus friendship to Smithville High School’s FFA Chapter and the school’s agricultural tractor power class.

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The governor’s office approved an extension of the allocation of funds from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to support Missourians wishing to serve or those currently serving as substitute teachers during the staffing challenges Missouri schools are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KEARNEY — For almost 40 years, Jackie Haller served her community as a teacher. The bulk of her career, more than 25 years, was in the Kearney School District, more specifically, at Kearney High School. The remainder of those years was in the North Kansas City School District at Maple Park M…

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LIBERTY — On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Liberty Sapphires competed in their first live and in-person competition of the season at Lee’s Summit North and brought home the title.

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LIBERTY — Local actress Ava Wolesky, a junior at Liberty North High School, will appear in Broadway Artists Alliance of New York City’s livestreaming of “A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical” Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 24.

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KEARNEY — Kearney School District administrators have been closely monitoring the inclement weather and road conditions and have made the decision to do a one-hour early release, according to the district's communications specialist.

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LIBERTY — With music stands set up on the Liberty North High School theater stage, students took up their places last week, physically spaced and wearing masks to record a radio show version of the high school's play. In an almost “reader-theater” format, actors and musicians took on roles f…

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Gov. Mike Parson announced $46 million in child care funding to ensure child care providers can support working Missouri families, especially those with low incomes during COVID-19, states a press release.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty School Board, in an effort to meet the ever-evolving education of students during COVID-19, approved the Return to Learn Plan revisions for the second semester, which starts Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the December school board meeting.

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KEARNEY — Candidates who seek election to the Kearney School District Board of Education on the April 2021 ballot can file to be on the April ballot through Jan. 19.

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LIBERTY — Candidate filing for two seats on the Liberty Public Schools' board that will be part of the April 2021 election begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. Filing will continue 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Liberty School District Administration Center, located at 8 Victory…

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KEARNEY — School district leaders in Kearney are hoping a survey of school district families will lead to improvements in student academic performances and teacher job satisfaction during a school year impacted by COVID-19.

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The Liberty North High School production of “A Christmas Carol – A Radio Play” which was slated to stream this week has been moved to January. The show is described as "the beloved Christmas classic told as a radio drama onstage."

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SMITHVILLE — Dirt is moving out at Eagle Heights Elementary School after voters in the Smithville School District approved the district pursue a $14.1 million general obligation bond on the August ballot.

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SMITHVILLE — City leaders in Smithville unanimously approved a request to provide Smithville School District an additional $132,637.13 in CARES Act funding to help offset previous expenses used to fund virtual learning, additional desks and other equipment.