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Smithville Community Lighted Christmas Parade

The Smithville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 58 is sponsoring a Community Lighted Christmas Parade in Smithville. Organizers are seeking lighted floats, vehicles, and walkers from various groups, schools, businesses. All are welcome. If interested please contact organizers to let them know what kind of entry you will have. The current …

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Smithville BBQ Owners Turn to Community After Fire at New Restaurant

Smokehouse at Chop’s BBQ & Catering Catches Fire, Owners Turn to Community to Rebuild Starting a new business can be a significant drain on a family both emotionally and financially. Tuesday night brought even more challenges to Sarah and Dan Ulledahl after a latch failed on the smoker at their …

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Sheriff Deputies Handling of Shooting in Smithville Brings Kind Words From County Sheriff

Citizens of Smithville saw something a bit unusual early Thursday morning. Police and Clay County Sheriff deputies were involved in a four hour standoff with a suspect who shot another individual at the Smithville Housing Authority. The shooting victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Clay County …

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July 2016 Events at Smithville Mid-Continent

September 1, 2016, Thursday at 2:00 PM Story of the Orphan Train Leaving the streets of New York City, homeless children rode the orphan train hoping to find new homes in America’s heartland. Sourcing memoirs, letters, and interviews, actress Pippa White brings to life the orphans who shared in this …

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August Events at Smithville Mid-Continent Library

August 6, 2016, Saturday at 10:00 AM From Soccer to Circus to Reading Learn how juggling and reading are very much alike from International Jugglers Association Team Champion Brian Wendling while he juggles, spins, balances, and amazes everyone in the room. (Ages 3 and up) Registration is required. August 18, …

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May Events at Smithville Mid-Continent Public Library

Free Programs for All Ages  PLEASE NOTE: Programs are free, but registration is required and may be done online at http://www.mymcpl.org/events or by phone at 816-532-0116. Space is limited; events and dates are subject to change. May 6, 2016, Friday at 10:00 AM Beginning Census Records Learn to search thousands …

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Camp Branch Dock Suffers Damage Due to Strong Storms

This post will be updated as we receive new information. Docks at Camp Branch Marina suffered damage this morning due to the strong winds and rain. 1:18 PM From Smithville Lake Facebook Page: Update: Our Clay County Parks crews have successfully restored the connection to the dock! At this time, …

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Commissioner Ridgeway’s Response to Voters Email About Amenities at Smithville Lake

We recently reported on Weldon Wright’s public comments at the Clay County Commission about the future of the restaurant at Little Platte Marina. We were contacted through our Facebook page by another member of the Smithville Boater’s Group. He had contacted Commissioner Ridgeway about the issue as well. One of …

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Smithville Resident Concerned About the Future of Restaurant at Little Platte Marina

Smithville Lake has two marinas, Camp Branch and Little Platte. Little Platte Marina has physical space for a water based restaurant. The last restaurant to occupy that space, Castaways, closed in 2010. At Monday’s Clay County Commission meeting, Weldon Wright appeared before the Clay County Commission to express his concern …

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