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Lexington man extradited to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Lexington man. Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Kopp was to be released on May 26th from Western Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center and extradited to Grundy County. on failure to appear in court on an original charge of misdemeanor non-support. Bond is...
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New Cameron Aquatic Center Opening Delayed One Week

After months of work the anticipated opening of the new aquatic center in Cameron will be delayed by one week. The City of Cameron today (Thursday) announced that after consulting with project contractors with Carrothers Construction Co. and Midwest Pool Management, the Park Board has decided to delay opening the Aquatic Center one week until June 4th.
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Carnival rides, other events announced for July 4th Cameron Freedom Festival

The fourth annual Cameron Freedom Festival will offer carnival rides for the first time since its 2018 rebranding, along with a few returning mainstays coming for the July 4th holiday. Event Organizer B.J. Reed made the announcement while addressing the Cameron Park Board during their most recent meeting, and hopes...

Love’s Travel Plaza and Country Store, Arby’s open to droves of customers

Throngs of area motorists continue converging on the recently opened Love’s Travel Plaza and Country Store following its official opening last Thursday. The 12,000 square feet facility, located at BB Highway near the I-35 exit, had just a few of its 77 parking spaces filled as residents flocked to Cameron’s newest gas station and eatery.

New $4.7 million Cameron Aquatic Center set to open this next Saturday

Contractors put the final touches on the $4.7 million Cameron Aquatic Center with officials still onto next Saturday's soft opening. Although welcoming patrons for the first time since the pool closed in 2020, work will still progress throughout the summer with plans to repave the parking lot, install swimsuit dryers, relocate the dumpster from the parking lot to the pump house, painting the pump house and roofing the newly renovated pool house.

Obituary & Services: Edith F. Webb

Edith F. Webb – age 95 of Lathrop, Missouri passed away Tuesday morning, May 24, 2022, at her home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Assembly of God Church in Lathrop or the Plattsburg Senior Center in care of the funeral home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at the First Assembly of God Church in Lathrop.

McGuire's swing changed Liberty North's season

PARKVILLE — Two of the best teams in the state faced off in the Class 6 District 8 Championship May 19. Liberty North bested Liberty 4-3 in an instant classic that brought hundreds of fans to Creekside Baseball Park. This was the third time the Blue Jays and Eagles...

History broken in state championship for Smithville golf

Smithville broke school history in the Class 4 State Championship. The Warriors qualified two golfers at the end of the season tournament, held at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield. Landin Neill and Andrew Conrad represented the Warriors with skill and class. Neill finished in a tie for...

Smithville scholar-athlete readies for med school program

SMITHVILLE — Regan Dunn understands that life is not a sprint, but more about finding balance through the long run. After all, his sports in high school have proven that it may take a little time to make good things happen. In the fall, Dunn played soccer and ran...


The Lexington Planning and Zoning Commission approved the purchase of a lot on Riverfront Street that the Animal Pound partially sits on. The details of the purchase were discussed in the most recent Lexington City Council meeting. City Administrator Mark O’Dell says the owner wanted to sell the property for...

Liberty senior defines success as involvement, volunteering

LIBERTY — When Paige Magera says she is involved, that might be a bit of an understatement. She’s the Liberty High School student body president, editor-in-chief of the yearbook, a four-year tennis player and has been a speech and debate team member for four years. She is also Liberty’s Class of 2022’s valedictorian.

Football co-captain finds strength in authentic, positive self

LIBERTY — Liberty North Class of 2022’s Myles Sigers is the type of student who almost always has a smile on his face. It’s not just a little smile, but the beaming kind that puts people at ease. Behind that smile is a kind person who aims to see the best in others.

Cameron Man Arrested Tuesday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol

A Cameron man was arrested Tuesday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Clinton County. At 7:38 A.M. troopers arrested 35-year-old Deron A. Williams on accusatory charges of a misdemeanor D.W.I. for drugs and a misdemeanor possession of marijauna charge. Williams was booked into the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail where...

Kearney sends 2 golfers to state

Kearney sent two golfers to the Class 4 State Championship. The Bulldogs were represented by Canton Woods and Abram Stuart at the tournament at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield. Woods finished in a tie for 74th place by shooting 32-over in the two-day tournament. His best round...

Pipeline work to shut down part of I-35 in Liberty

CLAY COUNTY —Missouri Department of Transportation will be making repairs to a utility company pipeline that will require the total closure of the left lane of southbound Interstate 35 from Missouri Highway 291 to north of Missouri Highway 152. This closure will begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, and continue through Friday, June 10.

District Reminds Families About School Safety

“The safety and security of students, staff and visitors is our top priority in Kearney School District, states the letter. “We have rigorous safety protocols that are reviewed regularly and updated as needed.”. One of the main ways the district protects students, faculty and staff is through School Resource...

The Italian Sausage Co. serves housemade sausage and serious sandwiches in Gladstone, Missouri

On North Oak Trafficway sits a tiny storefront in a quiet strip center dotted with picnic tables with large green umbrellas where people are eating lunch – because there is no room to sit down inside. That’s how you know the food is good at The Italian Sausage Co., a mini-Italian market, East Coast deli and handmade sausage counter in Gladstone, Missouri, just 15 minutes from Downtown Kansas City.

Kearney school leader says work to end racism must continue

KEARNEY — After a racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against the school district in Clay County Circuit Court, outgoing Interim Kearney Superintendent Todd White wrote a letter to district families, saying work to end systemic racism isn’t done and must continue. “This work is urgent and important. The...