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Platte County Provides Best Quality of Life in Missouri

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sites access to exercise opportunities and healthy environment as key factors PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Platte County ranked #1 out of 115 counties in Missouri for quality of life in a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Platte ranked second highest for health factors. …

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Caregivers Often Fight Hidden Stresses

People who take care of others are often fighting hidden battles in Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Becky Franklin, Tri-County Mental Health Services Older Adult Educator, recently noted that caregivers frequently face a lot of unrecognized pressure even as they struggle to provide for parents or other loved ones in …

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Best Buddies Program at Park Hill High Creates Friendship Opportunities for All

Best Buddies International Park Hill High School

Best Buddies is a new after school extracurricular program at Park Hill High School this year. The program is a local extension of the Best Buddies International organization. According to their website, Best Buddies is “dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment …

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WILLARD SEEKS RE-ELECTION AS PLATTE COUNTY TREASURER

This is a submitted press release from the Rob Willard campaign. Rob Willard announces he is running for re-election as Platte County Treasurer.  Willard, elected in 2012, seeks a second four-year term.  In a statement released to supporters, the incumbent highlighted the successes of his first three years in office. …

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Mid-Continent Library Celebrates 50th Birthday on November 10 Celebrations at More Than 30 Locations Across Region

Mid-Continent Public Library will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, November 10 with birthday celebrations, author visits, special performances, prizes, and ceremonies including visits from local dignitaries, the Library Director Steve Potter, MCPL’s new mascot Marty the Martian, and the announcement of a new literacy program. “Since 1965, MCPL has …

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MoDOT Discusses “Scoping” Projects For Platte and Clay County

The Northland News attended the MARC (Mid-America Regional Council) STP Priorites Committee Meeting last Tuesday. Both Kansas and Missouri have their own STP Priorities Committee as part of MARC. STP stands for Surface Transportation Program. The Missouri STP Priorities Committee is authorized by the MARC Total Transportation Policy Committee (TTPC) to …

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Rep. Kevin Corlew Honored with “Champion of Justice” Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – To honor the efforts of State Representative Kevin Corlew for his work on improving the criminal justice system, the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) recently awarded him with the Legislative “Champion of Justice” award.  In particular, the award recognized Corlew’s efforts to improve expert-witness standards …

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Tri-County Mental Health Group Continues Successful Support of Northland Families

Candis Desselle has big shoes to fill, but she’s built a record of extra effort that should serve both her and area families well. Desselle recently took over organization of the monthly Family Support Group at Tri-County Mental Health Services. Since being reorganized by Lori Byle and Jami Wehmeyer in …

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TWO TEAMS, ONE CAUSE: PLATTE COUNTY AND KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOLS START RIVALRY GAME TRADITION

Kearney High School and Platte County High School have teamed up to begin a rivalry game called the “Highway 92 Showdown”. This event puts a twist on the typical high school rivalry by allowing the teams to join together to fight for a good cause. It started with an idea …

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