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In a legislative victory for The American Legion, President Donald Trump signed the Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act on July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941. The American Legion sought the declaration as a wa…

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Fall is the perfect time to take care of home maintenance projects before winter weather arrives.

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Twin Creeks, at Northwest Barry Road and U.S. Highway 169, is nearing 100% occupancy with the additions of AT&T, Starbucks, Furniture Deals and Spectrum, businesses soon to join Target, Kohl’s, Ross, Petco and Ulta. Negotiations are currently underway to add Chipotle, Altitude Trampoline…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Amanda Stagg, a Gladstone resident, is supporting Kansas City’s Rose Brooks Center and the domestic violence survivors they serve through a community supply drive.

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The community is invited to give blood in memory of Nora Rose Akins during a blood drive going on now through Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Gladstone Community Blood Donor Center, 7265 N. Oak Trafficway.

GLADSTONE — Gladstone heavily relies upon its citizens to volunteer their expertise, time and efforts as members of the city’s various boards and commissions. Gladstone board and commission members help to advise the mayor, city council and the city leadership team on issues such as planning…

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Neighbors, city staff and project contractors kicked off construction on North Brighton Avenue with a groundbreaking event Sept. 19. One mile of roadway is being upgraded from Northeast 58th Street to north of the Pleasant Valley Road intersection. Improvements should be completed by fall of 2021.

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CLAY COUNTY — An attempt by Presiding Clay County Commissioner Jerry Nolte to change the commission's nonemergency press release policy to require 24 hours for all commissioners to provide input before statements on behalf of the commission are released failed in a familiar 2-1 vote with Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgeway and Western Commissioner Gene Owen voting against Monday, Sept. 23.

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National Commander of the American Legion James W. “Bill” Oxford of North Carolina was a guest of The Bennett & Dennis Herrick American Legion Post No. 626 and Northland Elks Lodge No. 2376 on Sept. 17.

CLAY COUNTY — In what has become a familiar claim of lack of communication before action by staff, Clay County Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte is again saying he was not consulted before county staff released a statement seemingly on behalf of the commission on commission letterhead. The statement, dated Tuesday, Sept. 17, responded to State Auditor Nicole Galloway's open letter to county residents that called the county's lawsuit against her office an “unprecedented obstruction.”

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Gladstone Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts is now accepting registrations for the 26th Annual Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. All proceeds benefit the Northland Christmas Store.