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Fundraiser to Benefit Kearney Teenager that is Battling Rare Cancer

Dalton Hanna, 15 of Kearney, MO, was diagnosed in July 2014 with DSRCT (Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor).  DSCRT is an aggressive and rare cancer that primarily occurs as masses in the abdomen. Dalton should be a sophomore at Kearney High School right now but instead is in the fight of his …

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Diverse Growth, Eye-Popping Plans and Humor at Luncheon

A variety of developments across the region were highlights of the 2017 Clay County State of the Cities Luncheon March 24. The annual meeting sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council featured reports from representatives of Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Kansas City, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley …

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Kearney School District Names Josh Gray New Head Football Coach

The Kearney School District Board of Education approved Josh Gray, Kearney High School physical education teacher, for the 2017-2018 head football coach position. Gray has spent the past 11 years teaching and coaching for Kearney High School. He has served as the varsity football defensive coordinator and the assistant summer …

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Kearney Elementary Color Run Scheduled for August 20

The Kearney Elementary PTO Color Run is scheduled for Aug 20,2016 at Jesse James Park in Kearney, MO. We hope you will join us for this fun event that will be unique to Kearney. To register for the event, you can go to https://kearneycolorrun.itsyourrace.com/register/. Anyone that is interested in helping sponsor …

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Depression in Older Adults: Widespread But Treatable

Depression in older adults may be one of the most under recognized and under treated conditions they face. More often than not, solutions are available and even surprisingly simple. Becky Franklin, Older Adult Educator for Tri-County Mental Health Services, recently took her message of “Stinkin’ Thinkin’” to the Westbrook Care …

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Kearney Superintendent Honored with Pearce Award

Dr. Bill Nicely, Superintendent of the Kearney Missouri School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). Nicely was nominated for the honor by his colleagues in the Greater Kansas City MASA District. He was honored as …

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Four local governments recognized as Solar Ready Communities

Four local governments — the cities of Kearney, North Kansas City and Independence, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas — have been named Solar Ready Communities. The Mid-America Regional Council’s Solar Ready Community Recognition Program honors cities and counties that implement best practices to increase the use of solar energy and …

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Kearney School District Aims to Make a Better Community

Kearney School District Education Foundation

Kearney School District Education Foundation (KSDEF) is a program that brings together area business and community leaders who value education to guide and direct resources outside of the district budget. The Foundation provides opportunities to enrich the educational experience for students and staff of the Kearney School District. KSDEF tries to …

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Kearney Downtown Revitalization Group Holds Breakout Sessions During Kearney Rotary Club Meeting

Back in August The Northland News was invited to hear a presentation about the Kearney Downtown Revitalization Group (KDRG) at the Kearney Missouri Chamber of Commerce. The KDRG is a team of community volunteers committed to revitalizing historic downtown Kearney. Last Thursday we stopped in to the Kearney Rotary Club to attend breakout sessions and see how …

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Kearney Family Foundation Brings Community Closer Together

The Kearney Family Foundation has impacted many people in the Kearney, Missouri community. Kim Thorne operates the foundation out of her home and she couldn’t be more excited. “It’s just amazing to see everyone come to do service for others and the greater good,” Thorne said, “when you volunteer, it’s such a …

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