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The Northland Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, awarded an additional $55,000 in grants to local agencies supporting distribution of emergency assistance related to COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

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SMITHVILLE — Kellen Turner, a senior at Smithville High School, will take his tenor saxophone and march to the first chair of the section for the Missouri All-State Band concert at the end of the month.

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HOLT — Ben Thompson of Holt has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thompson will serve in the California, Bakersville Mission for 24 months. Ben is the son of Justin and Rebecca Thompson of Holt. Ben is a recent graduate of Kearney High School…

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Each year, millions of people across the globe celebrate a unique holiday that is rich in tradition, spectacle and pageantry. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is celebrated around the world, even by people who do not trace their heritage back to China.

Vacations are short, and parents need to make the most of this quality time with their kids. Thankfully, the following tips and tricks can help parents cut down on their stress so they can enjoy more quality time together as a family.

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The buddy system is widely used to help men and women get in shape. Friends can encourage their workout partners to get off the couch on days when their motivation might be waning, and partners can return that favor when the roles are reversed. And the benefits of the buddy system are not ex…

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SMITHVILLE — The annual Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” event hosted by law enforcement and benefiting Special Olympics will take place Jan. 29 at Smithville Lake. Proceeds benefit year-round training and the Olympics competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Winter temperatures have arrived and that means the water temperature of Missouri's lakes and rivers is becoming colder. In some areas of the state, ice has begun to form on smaller bodies of water.