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LIBERTY — William Jewell College was named a U.S. News and World Report Best College in the 2021 rankings, tying for No. 8 in the Best Midwest Colleges category. Jewell was No. 6 in Best Value Schools, determined by U.S. News’ top-ranked schools for academic quality, then compared to the net…

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College was named a U.S. News and World Report Best College in the 2021 rankings, tying for No. 8 in the Best Midwest Colleges category. Jewell was No. 6 in Best Value Schools, determined by U.S. News’ top-ranked schools for academic quality, then compared to the net…

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KEARNEY — District families and city businesses along with faculty, staff and students in the Kearney School District are being asked to celebrate Kearney High School’s Homecoming this year by participating in spirit week, running through Friday, Oct. 2.

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This month, Mid-Continent Public Library finished installing technology at 32 of its locations across the Kansas City metropolitan area to boost Wi-Fi signals into the parking lots outside its buildings.

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LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools announces the return of its annual SOAR Award program. SOAR (Service Over and Above the Rest) Awards provide LPS with an opportunity to recognize several employees each month, a press release states.

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KANSAS CITY — Charter Communications, Inc. announced a relaunch of its Remote Education Offer providing free Spectrum Internet – with speeds up to 200 Mbps — and WiFi access for 60 days to households with school-age children from kindergarten through 12th grade, college students and/or educators.

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LIBERTY — On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Mid-Continent Public Library opened its new library off Withers Road in Liberty. The 18,500-square-foot Withers branch at 1665 S. Withers Road will serve as a replacement for the former Liberty branch at 1000 Kent Street, which closed last month.

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KEARNEY — The Kearney School District will roll out a COVID-19 dashboard at the school district site, www.ksdr1.net, to keep families and the community informed as to when a person in the district tests positive for the virus.

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KEARNEY — City leaders in Kearney are helping the Kearney School District by providing $300,000 to help fund computers and related equipment needed to educate students in virtual and hybrid learning environments being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As teachers face more challenges than arguably ever before, a press release states, QuikTrip will give some educators an additional boost this school year by fulfilling their wish lists.

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To support local teachers and show appreciation, local owner-operators of McDonald's Great Plains Co-Op are providing free Thank You Meal breakfasts to teachers now through Sept. 25, a press release states.

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Emily Elyse Pagel graduated from the University of Missouri — Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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The University of Missouri — Columbia announced graduates Kaitlyn Clark with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Clayton Fordyce with a bachelor’s degree in science in business administration, Matthew Kisling with a bachelor’s degree in science in mechanical engineering, Bryce Lindaman with a Ba…

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John Erneste graduated from the University of Missouri — Columbia with a Master of Business Administration degree along with Devin McGuire who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural systems degree.

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Logan Littleton, Rob Schwind, Jadyn Yoder and Sharon Zuercher were listed on the University Kansas Honor Roll for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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Caleb Wolf was listed on Missouri Southern State University Dean’s List for achieving a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

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Throughout the Northland, students returned to in-class, virtual and hybrid model learning. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began closing doors to local schools in March, districts took it upon themselves to provide meals to students and families for free.

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KEARNEY — On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Kearney School District released details about five more COVID-19 positive cases in district schools this week  Four cases were reported to the district Wednesday and one on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College announces Dr. Rodney Smith, Kansas City North, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for access and engagement and will lead the college’s inclusivity efforts, which include strategies supporting recruitment and retention of stude…

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SMITHVILLE — With Smithville students attending classes for the first time since March, families seem to have an idea of how school days will be broken down for education. However, local experts say school isn’t only about class, but is also about making sure students’ mental health outcomes…

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LIBERTY — Liberty students returned to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Preparing for students’ return to the classroom, district leaders focused on expenditures that made sure classes were safe to attend and students’ mental health.

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KEARNEY — Coronavirus preempted the end of the 2019-20 school year. As the first few days of the 2020-21 school year are underway, district leadership, teachers and students alike are learning how to navigate these new waters.