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UPDATED: Want to Buy a Grocery Store in Smithville?

A source contacted The Northland News on April 11 and told us to go to LoopNet.com. LoopNet is a commercial real estate listing site. We were told to enter the property location of Smithville. If you do the same thing, you will find that the building the Cosentino’s Price Chopper is …

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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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CITIZEN VOICES: Smithville School Board and Board of Alderman Recommendations for the April 4, 2017 Election

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Local elections are one of the best opportunities for voters and community members to make a true difference in their communities. Candidates for School Board and City Council are typically neighbors, friends, and co-workers. On April 4th, the Northland will be gathering at polling places to cast their ballots for School Board, City Council, …

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Smithville Board of Alderman Candidates Introduce Themselves to Voters at School Board Candidate Forum.

Most of the Smithville Board of Alderman candidates were present at the Smithville Candidates Forum Tuesday night. All that were present were given an opportunity to say a few words to the attendees. Attendees included Melissa Wilson (wife of Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson), Judy Clough, Jeff Bloemker, Grant Sportsman, …

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2017 Smithville School Board Candidate Forum

TheNorthlandNews.com stopped by the 2017 Smithville School Board Candidate Forum tonight. Complete video of the forum is posted below. Candidates attending the forum were Denney Fales, Russell Fries, Greg Chastain, Wade Kiefer, Earl Soetaert, and Michael Till, II. Questions for the forum were drawn from attendees. Candidate Introductions: Candidates were asked …

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Concerning Facebook Posts by Smithville School Board Candidate

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Being a school board member is one of the most thankless jobs out there. They work unpaid and have to handle difficult situations. Good members will work tirelessly to represent the school districts they serve and will be sure every decision is explained and understood. Social media has become an …

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Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson – “Dangerous Weather Wreaked Havoc”

As the legislature debated multiple bills and worked more hours, I found myself in the throes of a community tornado in need of relief. That Monday night a few weeks ago was not a typical evening for me.  Usually I would be in Jefferson City attending meetings and preparing for …

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Volunteers Needed For Smithville Storm Clean-up

Volunteers are needed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to help with clean-up from the damaging storms earlier in the week. There will be a bus running every 2 hours from behind city hall to the clean up site. The times setup for pickup and drop-offs are as follows: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, …

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Smithville Fire Board Unable to Reach Consensus After Second Month

For the second month in a row, the Smithville Area Fire Board has been unable to reach a consensus on confirming a third board member. After Michael Summers resigned in December of 2016, the SAFPD Fire Board had two members remaining, President Debbie Childress and Secretary/Treasurer Greg Atkins. Childress and …

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December Events at Smithville Mid-Continent Public Library

December 1, 2016, Thursday at 6:30 PM Advanced Excel Experienced users can learn the advanced options offered by Microsoft Excel®. Attendance at Beginning Excel® and Intermediate Excel® is suggested.(For adults) Registration is required.    December 2, 2016, Friday at 10:00 AM Beginning Ancestry Library Edition (Branch Staff) Research your family …

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