As Missouri observed national Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19 to 25, events across the state focused on the role communities play in providing victims with the support they need to pursue justice and recovery.
“We’re quite far behind in Missouri, especially compared to the last four to five years,” said University of Missouri Extension specialist Bill Wiebold about farmers and their planting of this year's corn crop.
All 31 locations of Mid-Continent Public Library in the Kansas City area will erase library fines for those who bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any branch Monday to Sunday, May 4 to 10. Each single food item will count as $1 off existing overdue fines or replacement card charges, up to $10.
The Mid-America Regional Council is conducting a study to evaluate various aspects of public-use general aviation airports in the nine-county Kansas City area, documenting how businesses, residents and others in various communities use these airports. Outreach to airport users is a cornerstone of the project, and individuals, businesses or groups who use airports included in the study are encouraged to participate in an online survey.
Mayor Bill Dane announced to aldermen, and those attending the April 20 Board of Aldermen meeting, a top 10 list of priorities he would like to see completed or being worked on by the end of his term in 2019. Dane said the list is no surprise to aldermen, as some are already underway.
Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the state of Missouri at all state government buildings statewide be flown at half-staff on Saturday, April 25, in honor of Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin of Centralia, who was killed during the Vietnam War.
After investigating a scam involving an elderly man and his computer, Clay County Sheriff’s deputy Lt. Will Akin said senior citizens should be wary of people coming to their residences claiming they can repair computers without being solicited to do so.
Landscaping is a rewarding hobby for many homeowners. Men and women with green thumbs often take pride in their lush lawns and gardens, feeling a sense of accomplishment as their landscapes spend spring and summer returning to form and making yards more inviting spaces to spend relaxing summer nights.
The flowers are blooming, and the grass has begun to grow anew, making spring a great time for homeowners to once again turn their attention to landscaping. Those who aren't looking forward to dusting off their lawnmowers and rethreading their string trimmers may want to hire professional landscapers to tend to their lawns and gardens.
Residents of Clay County are living longer and are healthier compared to those living elsewhere in the state, according to the 2015 Annual County Health Rankings report prepared by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Bird watching is a pastime enjoyed by people of all ages. While many people trek into the woods to see their favorite birds, homeowners can take steps to entice these fascinating and feathered friends right to their backyards.
Twenty Kearney and Holt entities were recognized with Food Safety Excellence Awards by the Clay County Public Health Center for outstanding efforts in the areas of sanitation and food safety based on 2014 food establishment inspections.
Where individuals are cited or arrested, cases are pending in either Clay County Circuit Court or Kearney Municipal Court. All are allegations and not presumptions of guilt. The following in a list of Kearney police logs from April 2 to 12, 2015:
At its April 20 regular meeting, the Kearney Board of Aldermen accepted certified results of the April 7 election showing Bill Dane as winner of the mayoral race, Dan Holt retaining his seat on the board after running unopposed, and newcomer Eric Shumate, who ran unopposed, replacing outgoing Board President Jeff Couchman, who choose not to run for re-election.
The Mid-America Regional Council will host six public meetings, including one in the Northland, in April and May to seek public input on Transportation Outlook 2040, the updated metropolitan transportation plan for the Kansas City area.
Horse-assisted psychotherapy is available to aid veterans in the Northand through Northland Therapeutic Riding Center, located at 13608 Henson Road in Holt. NTRC has been providing therapeutic riding services to children and adults with a wide spectrum of physical, mental and emotional conditions for more than a decade.
Boone County Treasurer Nicole R. Galloway will be the new Missouri state auditor. She will take over the position from Auditor John Watson, who was appointed by the governor to serve in the position on an interim basis following the death of the previous auditor, Thomas Schweich.
Kearney Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. John Stewart said residents should keep garage doors closed at night to prevent would-be burglars and thieves from entering homeowners’ property. The urging came after police and other law enforcement officials entered into a pursuit last week involving a stolen vehicle from a Kearney residence obtained when a garage was left open.
Clean Air Kearney member Shawn Warfield presented aldermen Monday, April 20, with a petition seeking a citywide smoking ban in public places signed by 884 city residents, or 15 percent of the city’s voting population.
An alluring landscape can make a home that much more enjoyable. Many homeowners devote considerable time to their lawns and gardens, and that devotion can pay both instant and long-term dividends. A well-groomed landscape can make it more enjoyable to relax in the yard, and such a property will be more attractive to prospective buyers when homeowners want to sell their homes.
Despite other intentions, homeowners often turn their garages into storage centers for random, little-used items, leaving little to no room for the tools and even vehicles that actually belong in a garage. Such homeowners may turn to sheds to store their garage overflow and keep yard equipment at the ready, but storage sheds are not immune to clutter, and homeowners may find the very structure erected to keep them organized requires a bit of organization itself.
As Earth Day, April 22, approaches, Kearney wants residents to know the city does its part to help the city reduce and recycle its waste by offering residential curbside pick up of recyclables, a recycling drop-off location that takes glass in addition to other materials, two annual citywide clean up days and a compost drop site for residents.
Where individuals are cited or arrested, cases are pending in either Clay County Circuit Court or Kearney Municipal Court. All are allegations and not presumptions of guilt. The following in a list of Kearney police logs for March 30 to April 1, 2015: