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School Board Adds Two Members, Loses Three
by Brent Kalwei The Hickman Mills School Board experienced a number of alterations through the combination of the April election and reorganization meeting held Thursday, April 13. New directors Clifford Ragan and Brian Williams were sworn in after filling ...

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Woman receives certificate of life thanks to local medical heroes
by Mary Wilson In the morning hours of December 12, 2016, South Kansas City
resident Noelle Beck received a phone call she will never forget. Every
mother’s worst nightmare was coming true for Beck on that cold day. Her 29-year-old
daughter, Kayli Welvaert,...

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Grandview detective puts GPEA in middle of Lee’s Summit election
by Mary Wilson While Tuesday’s election in Grandview was fairly quiet with
only one contested race and the Grandview C-4 bond issue vote, nearby Lee’s
Summit residents saw numerous races and issues on their ballots. Included were
12 charter amendment questi...

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Congressman Cleaver’s Statement on the Budget FY 2018
“President Trump’s FY18 budget contains significant cuts and changes to several departments that are simply put -- harmful. This budget hurts working families and makes low-income families and elderly citizens, most vulnerable. I am especially troubled by t...

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Early Literacy Space Opens in Grandview Library
by Mary Wilson The Grandview Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library opened
the Early Literacy Space last Friday, March 3, and celebrated the occasion with
a ribbon cutting ceremony. The idea behind the space is to help build necessary
pre-reading skills fro...

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Facebook Rant Leads to Results
Community steps up to solve perceived trash problem by Mary Wilson, mwilson@jcadvocate.com The Grandview Litter Gitters, as they’ve aptly named
themselves, formed after a recent post on a social media website expressed
concerns regarding trash at the redeve...

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Ruskin students qualify for national competition thanks to teacher's push
by Mary Wilson, mwilson@jcadvocate.com Tucked in the halls of Ruskin High School, in between
ordinary and required classes, Robert Nellis’s students are nothing short of
extraordinary. The dual-credit social studies teacher is known in the school as
somewha...

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The Legend of Bob Boyd
By Brent Kalwei, bkalwei@jcadvocate.com Bob Boyd had the reputation for
being the tough guy at Ruskin High School, but when the odds stacked up against
him on the wrestling mat, it was determination that allowed this Eagle to soar
to great heights. Boyd fin...

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Building Tomorrow’s Community: State of the City
by Mary Wilson, mwilson@jcadvocate.com Within the last year, the City of Grandview unveiled a new
tagline. With new developments, growth, and opportunities, city officials
decided it was time to give the city’s slogan a new sense of pride. “Building
Tomorro...

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Local caterer ties the knot on consistency
by Mary Wilson, mwilson@jcadvocate.com  If you’ve attended a banquet, wedding reception, chamber
luncheon or corporate event in the Kansas City area where food was served,
chances are you’ve tasted Affordable Elegance’s food. In 1997, Greg and Dee-Dee
Stoke...
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