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Smithville students may need to submit to random drug testing to drive to school  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Smithville School District officials met with parents Tuesday to discuss the idea of beginning random drug testing at the high school for ...



Smithville High School junior dies in accidental shooting  KSHB

A Smithville teenager died after an apparent accidental shooting Friday night, police said.



Smithville cheerleaders shine at competition, bringing home a state title  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- A state championship is a lot to cheer about. This FOX4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week brings school spirit -- and a tough-to-find state title for its ...



Smithville football to play similar opponent in MICDS this weekend  News-Press Now

SMITHVILLE, Mo — Smithville has had its fair share of challenges on the gridiron throughout the 2018 season.



Top Missouri high schools ranked in new report  KSDK.com

St. Louis high schools dominated the list from U.S. News & World Report and one local school snagged the top spot.



Police investigate Smithville High School teacher’s coffee to see if it was laced  fox4kc.com

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Police are investigating an accusation at Smithville High School that someone put an unknown substance into a teacher's cup of coffee.



KCK school ranked one of the best in the country  KCTV Kansas City

U.S. News & World Report has listed Sumner Academy of Arts and Science as one of the best high schools in the nation and the best in Kansas.



Benton's Rush captures district title, several local wrestlers heading to state  KQ2.com

For the first time ever, MSHSAA hosted girls district wrestling tournaments.



Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs have some of state’s top 50 high schools  Kansas City Star

Both Blue Springs high schools and two Lee's Summit schools have been ranked among Missouri's top 50 high schools by U.S. News & World Report.



Smithville family seeks answers after teen loses sense of smell, then loses eyesight  KMBC Kansas City

15-year-old Jordyn Walker is blind and doctors are still trying to figure out how it happened.



Former principal known as “Pappy” sues Smithville School District for damages  fox4kc.com

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — In October, Smithville High School accepted the resignation of its popular principal, Dr. Rudy Papenfuhs, after the School Board placed Dr.



Smithville High School principal accused of inappropriate relationships with students  fox4kc.com

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- The principal of Smithville High School is under investigation and has been dismissed by the district after officials say he violated ...



KC-area teen Jordyn Walker struggles with blindness, despair  Kansas City Star

(Part three of four). Some days the darkness has weight. It presses down on Jordyn Walker. Only four months prior, at age 15, she was struck blind by a ...



Missouri teen struck blind is now laughing in the dark  Kansas City Star

Months after going blind, Jordyn Walker of Smithville, Missouri, might have a diagnosis. And she is finding her way in the dark, gaining control again. “A lot of ...



Missouri teen Jordyn Walker was bleeding from her eyes  Kansas City Star

Jordyn Walker almost died in 2017 when her face and body swelled and bled from a mysterious illness. In December it struck again, changing everything for this ...



Former swim coach in Kansas City area schools is sentenced, sex crimes go back years  Kansas City Star

A former teacher and swim coach who worked for years in the Kansas City area was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison after he admitted he ...



Barnhill, Mildred 1918-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

GOWER, Mo. - Mildred "Millie" Barnhill, 100, of Gower, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019. She was born on Oct. 13, 1918, to Jesse Jacob and Bertha (Lee) ...



Schurig likes depth of Washburn signing class  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn welcomed 28 new Ichabods on National Signing Day. Every coach usually sees a key trait or something they really like about ...



Smithville mourns death of longtime teacher  fox4kc.com

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Most of us can remember that one teacher who made school worth going to, and for many in Smithville, that was Mrs. Betty Jones.



MONTEL'S MILITARY MAKEOVER  Platte County Landmark

by Debbie Coleman-Topi Landmark reporter. Montel Williams was doubly prepped for his latest gig. Most would not be surprised that the talk show guru is the ...



Severely shaken as a baby, he lived to 20. Now his father is charged with murder.  The Kansas City Star

Olin Tannery faces a second-degree murder indictment in Clay County for the recent death of a 20-year-old man he assaulted in 1998. Dominick J. Pittsenbarger ...



Former North Kansas City swim coach, charged with slew of sex crimes, takes plea deal  The Kansas City Star

James R. Green Jr., 54, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two sex crimes involving minors. Green previously coached and taught at Oak Park and Blue ...



Pensacola's Tommy Thrall Joins Reds Radio Team In February  WVXU

Update 11:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 31: This just in from Karen Forgus, Reds Senior Vice President of Business Operations, about Tommy Thrall's addition to the ...



Mental Health First Aid training to be offered in Princeton  kttn

On Thursday, April 25, the University of Missouri Extension in Mercer County in cooperation with the Princeton Rotary Club will be offering Mental Health First ...



Casi Joy joins Team Blake in ‘The Voice’ competition  Kansas City Star

Her decision was no big surprise. Casi Joy, a 2008 graduate of Smithville High School and current contestant on “The Voice,” selected country music star Blake ...



Smithville softball stops Lafayette in playoffs | Sports  News-Press Now

Looks like the Irish luck finally ran out. After winning the Class 3 District 16 tournament as the second-lowest seed, the Lafayette Fighting Irish couldn't produce ...



Seay files for 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge | Local News  The Salem News

Megan Seay will be in Jefferson City today (Tuesday) filing as a candidate for Division I – 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge of Missouri, according to a press release ...



18-year-old accused of child molestation  KMBC Kansas City

Clay County prosecutors charge an 18-year-old with child molestation.



Suspended principal: Show of support at hearing is 'overwhelming'  KMBC Kansas City

Rudy Papenfuhs, the suspended principal at Smithville High School, said the large and vocal crowd who came to support him at a meeting with district officials ...



North KC teacher accused of sex crimes moved from school to school with no red flags  Kansas City Star

A North Kansas City teacher facing charges for sex crimes dating back to 2005 landed his most recent job after resigning from Blue Springs South High School ...



Gromacki commits to pitch at Missouri  News-Press Now

Nolan Gromacki knows all too well the backgrounds of Jayce Tingler and Andrew Jones before they left Smithville to play Division I athletics at Missouri.



Missouri teen, 15, left blinded after mystery illness caused face to swell and bleed from her eyes  Daily Mail

WARNING: GRAPHIC *CONTENT* Jordyn Walker, 15, of Smithville, Missouri, was left permanently blinded last month when a mysterious illness after a family ...



Benefit set for child who had stroke after birth  News-Press Now

Wyatt Fisher is a warrior. The 18-month-old fights all day every day to do things others take for granted, such as sitting up and eating.



High school homecomings: Traditions of autumn fun  Kansas City Star

Although the cars they drive are different and their music calls for new dance steps, high school students still dance and still paint the town red — or whatever the ...



Tow truck driver killed in wreck on I-35 near Bond Bridge  KCTV Kansas City

An 18-year-old Smithville, MO, tow truck driver was struck and killed while out of his vehicle on Interstate 35 near the Christopher S. Bond Bridge.



The Nation's Up-And-Coming Girls High Jumpers  MileSplit

Take a look at the next big names in the girls high jump.



Northland’s museums offer a bounty to history buffs  Kansas City Star

It's no surprise that history museums are a magnet for researchers eager to pore over sepia-toned photos and fragile pages. And to be sure, a plethora of ...



Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Felony charges filed against former Coffey City Clerk  kttn

Mary Lou Browning has been charged with two counts of forgery, one count of stealing $25,000 or more, and one count of stealing $750 or more. Her bond has ...



North KC swim coach sexually exploited minors over 20-year span, indictment says  Kansas City Star

A Blue Springs man, and Kansas City-area teacher and swim coach, has been indicted for sexually exploiting minors.



Profile collection for the Aug. 7 primary election candidates  The Salem News

Associate Circuit Judge. Brandi Baird (D). My husband Brandon and I, along with our two boys, are blessed to live on our family farm here in Dent County where ...



Benton replaces its gym floor  News-Press Now

Springer Gym at Benton High School received a face-lift over the holiday break.



Festivals crowd the summer events calendar  Kansas City Star

With the beginning of summer, it's time to celebrate things. And in the Kansas City area, we celebrate almost everything. There are festivals honoring fruits, ...



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