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Judgement in Markenson Lawsuit Against Clay County Commissioners

In April, TheNorthlandNews.com reported on a lawsuit that was filed by Clay County Resident Gary Markenson against Commissioners Owen and Ridgeway. The lawsuit alleged misuse of public funds for the mailers that were sent to targeted residents. The mailers also included free passes to Jesse James Farm and Museum. Late …

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Doug Richey Announces Effort for Missouri House Race

Doug Richey, an Excelsior Springs pastor and law enforcement chaplain, has formed an exploratory candidate committee ahead of the 2018 election for the District 38 House of Representatives Republican Primary. Meeting with community leaders and neighbors to discuss pressing issues facing them, Richey stated, “I’m deeply humbled by the tremendous outpouring …

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Woman convicted of Harlem Road stabbing

LIBERTY — Sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. May 4 for a woman convicted of stabbing Jermaine Collins, 32, to death. Clay County jurors deliberated a little more than 2½ hours on Wednesday, March 8 before finding 34-year-old Tia D. Townsel, 115 NW Harlem Rd., Kansas City in Clay County, …

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Concerns About Sheriff Funding Discussed at County Commission Meeting

True-Up for 2017 Budget Requires Over $500K from County Rainy Day Fund to Be Shifted to Sheriff’s Office Budget Every calendar year the County Commission approves a budget ordinance that is called a “true-up”. The goal of the ordinance is to reconcile the projected budget versus the carryover amount from …

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Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson: Bringing Back the American Dream

Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson represents district 12 in the Missouri State House of Representatives. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish notes like these please click here. Cami Wagers is a small-business owner from Clay County. As the proprietor of Cook’s Corner Café in Smithville, …

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March of Dimes Award Grant to Clay County Public Health Center

LIBERTY, Mo. – Feb. 14, 2017 – The March of Dimes has awarded the Clay County Public Health Center a grant of $7,400 to be used to implement and support a tobacco cessation program for prenatal women and families receiving services at the Health Center. The program, Smoking Cessation and …

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Smithville Lake slip holders file lawsuit, Sunshined emails show concern from Marina Specialist

TheNorthlandNews.com has been covering the growing tension between Smithville Lake slip holders and Clay County over the last several weeks. We were notified today that we should take a look at Missouri Case.net as the slip holders had officially filed a lawsuit against Clay County. Case #17CY-CV01248 was filed on …

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Musings: Missouri Attorney General’s Office Asks For Response from Clay County Commission

I have received several questions about the legality of the Clay County Commission’s actions from the Commission meetings over the last month. As reported, the Commission has gone into unnoticed Executive Session in multiple meetings in the last month (you can read the news stories by clicking HERE, HERE, and …

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Area Residents Join Greater Kansas City Leaders

Seventeen individuals from the area became graduates of the Doniphan Leadership Institute following a ceremony at William Jewell College Wednesday Feb. 8. They included staff members of organizations ranging from Ameristar Casino Hotel to Mid-Continent Public Library. Now in its 10th year, the institute is co-sponsored by the Pryor Center …

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What did the latest Sunshine Request show?

Not much of anything other than the inability of the county to deliver the information in a timely fashion. As I told you recently I had filed another Sunshine Request with the County looking for something a tipster had said might be worth looking into. This individual had good reason …

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