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TheNorthlandReport – December 28, 2016

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Smithville Codes reformat finalized PAYWALL

Alderman recap: state and city statutes blended dealing with criminal code, city record transparency discussed.

Smithville Fire board seat opens with resignation PAYWALL

Mick Summers resigns, board accepting letters of interest through Jan. 16.

Giving veterans a chance PAYWALL

Smithville Board of Alderman recognize court established 3 years ago that intends to help rehabilitate veterans who were charged with non-violent felonies.

Kearney officers watching for impaired drivers PAYWALL

Part of a nationwide crackdown

$27 million Kearney school bond issue goes to ballot PAYWALL

Goes to vote in April, unanimous vote by board. If approved, will fund additions to Kearney High School, renovations at Kearney Middle School, elementary playground improvements, and the creation of an early childhood and district education center.

North Kansas City: Woman suffers injuries after she and her dog were attacked at off leash dog park

Attacked by another dog

Ten big things to watch for in 2017 in Kansas City

According to Lynn Hoarsley of the Star. Infrastructure vote, east side sales tax, modernizing KCI, streetcar expansion, Kemper Arena, Downtown convention hotel, Linwood shopping center, 18th and Vine, urban youth baseball, marijuana.

North Platte officially looking to build new junior high

North Platte R-1 Board of Education voted to approve a schedule for upcoming construction projects, a plan which includes a new junior high school building.

North of Kansas City, this 82-year-old golfer has made a remarkable three holes in one

Russell White, plays at Plattsburg, all since he was 70.

Program helps Clay County seniors strengthen community ties

Aging Master Program designed to improve well-being and strengthen their ties to the community.


Nixon pardons 12 men convicted of theft, drug crimes PAYWALL

Announced Friday

Spanish Lake, MO native on Trump’s Supreme Court short list

Ray Gruender

Farmers and cattlemen agree: Greitens’ pick for ag director is a slam dunk

Fifth generation hog farmer Chris Chinn from Clarence

Northland US Representative Sam Graves agrees

2017 is bringing big changes to Missouri politics

Senate President Pro Temp Ron Richard expresses caution on tax reduction to not be Kansas.

Majority of people killed in MO crashes over Christmas not wearing seat belts


Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

Mass exodus of people from our neighbor to the east from 2000-2010. Interesting chart shows Missouri exodus not near as bad, but not good.

Community Organizations

Turn the Page KC opens early learning hub to help parents better prepare young children for kindergarten

A new center opening in Kansas City is helping parents get their children prepared for kindergarten and more excited about reading.

Totally Unrelated to the Northland but Useful

Is Amazon Actually Giving You the Best Price?

Interesting Chrome extension checks on best price. Useful if you have Amazon Prime.

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