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Students support teacher needing kidney transplant  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Students at Benton High School are working to give their teacher an extra hand with his medical bills. Andy McEachron teaches high school ...

Students rally behind teacher needing kidney transplant

Students at Benton High School are working to give their teacher an extra hand with his bills while he waits for a kidney transplant.

Shuman, Richard D. 1947-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Richard Dennis Shuman, 71, of Savannah, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in a Kansas City, Missouri hospital. He was born Aug.

Jamie D. Fast

OTTAWA — Jamie DeAnn Fast (nee Miller) died at home Friday, Nov. 23. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home ...

Listening sessions help Second Harvest plan for future

Second Harvest Food Bank is hitting the road to get feedback from the public on how they've been serving northwest Missouri.

Rogers, Samuel R. 1966-2018  News-Press Now

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Samuel "Sam" Roy Rogers, 52, of Independence, passed away Friday Nov. 16, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital East, Lee Summit, Missouri.

Kerns, Janie M. 1956-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Janie M. Kerns. 1956-2018. AGENCY, Mo. — Janie May Kerns, 62, of Agency, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. She was ...

Officers, students roam halls of school  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph Police Department and the St. Joseph School District continue to place officers in local schools for numerous reasons.

Benton admin in running for statewide award  News-Press Now

The Benton High School homecoming pep assembly on Friday afternoon featured a special recognition for one former student-turned-administrator.

2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...

Police search for banned substances at Benton  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph Police Department made one arrest after a random drug search at Benton High School on Tuesday.

Benton Football Coach Announces Resignation

Coach Ben Glidewell was told his teaching position would be eliminated after the year.

School safety starts at the front door  News-Press Now

Tragic images from the massacre in Parkland, Florida, brought the issue of school safety back to the forefront for parents and students across the country.

Central, Lafayette pick up wins in Day 1 of City Soccer Round Robin  News-Press Now

There were plenty of new faces as the St. Joseph City Round Robin Soccer opened Monday afternoon at Benton High School's Sparks Field.

High School junior pumps out the pumpkins  News-Press Now

One Benton High School junior has found a special niche in the business world that's spreading the spirit of fall across St. Joseph.

Glidewell will not return to Benton next season  News-Press Now

Benton High School will be looking for a new football coach for the second straight year.

Final chapter: Class of 2018 collects diplomas  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph School District graduated nearly 700 high school seniors Sunday at Civic Arena.

Goodwin named Benton athletic director  News-Press Now

Brett Goodwin will replace Mike Ziesel as athletic director at Benton High School.

Goodbye Goodwin: Benton remembers historic era of girls basketball  News-Press Now

In the moments following a season-ending loss to Kearney in the Class 4 Sectionals, Brett Goodwin shared some news with his team.

Keeton looks to bring consistency to Benton football  News-Press Now

The Benton football team will have its third coach in three seasons on the sidelines this fall. Kevin Keeton hopes that number doesn't move up to four coaches in ...

Benton alum Coy takes over baseball program | St. Joseph Mustangs  News-Press Now

Be it on the diamond or the hardwood, Johnny Coy terrorized opponents for four years as a record-setting athlete at Benton High School.

Wion, Melanie 1956-2018  News-Press Now

Melanie Ann (Seiser) Wion, 62, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care. Melanie was born Aug. 2, 1956, to Rose Mary Frances ...

Jarrett, Tammie L. 1964-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Tammie L. Jarrett, 53, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in a Kansas City, Missouri, hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1964, in St. Joseph.

Sims, Lachelle D. 1970-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Lachelle Diane Sims, 48, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. She was born March 9, 1970, in St. Joseph, ...

Bristol to take over for Lafayette boys basketball  News-Press Now

A familiar face in St. Joseph basketball will be taking over for the Lafayette Fighting Irish boys basketball team.

Kobzej, Raymond 1952-2018  News-Press Now

Raymond Kobzej, 66, went to the big airlift wing in the sky, on 30 August 2018, with family by his side. Raymond was born February 14, 1952, to Ivan and Nadja ...

Sipes, Sharon D. 1947-2018  News-Press Now

Sharon Diane Sipes 71, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at her home. She was born June 28, 1947, in St. Joseph. She graduated ...

Benton to name Winnetonka assistant Kevin Keeton football coach  News-Press Now

Benton High School will introduce Kevin Keeton as its head football coach at a 10:45 a.m. press conference today, a source told News-Press Now.

Benton shows pride through tartan design  News-Press Now

Staff and alumni from Benton High School have a new way to showcase their pride.

Brown, Janice L. 1960-2018  News-Press Now

Janice Lalaine Brown, 58, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in St. Joseph. She was born June 14, 1960, in St. Joseph, daughter of Robert and ...

Amos, Billy G. 1951-2018  News-Press Now

Billy Gene Amos Sr., 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a St. Joseph health care center. He was born July 14, 1951, in St. Joseph, son of ...

Thedinga, Bill 1923-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Arend William Bill Thedinga passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Galway Home, in Kansas City. He was 94.

St. Joseph School District Grapples with Budget Cuts

The district is still working to cut $8.5 million from next year's budget including more than 90 staff positions.

High school closure talk falls flat with alumni  News-Press Now

People in St. Joseph are fiercely loyal to their high schools. South Siders bleed Benton red. Midtowners bleed Central blue and North Siders bleed Lafayette ...

Pike, Larry W. 1949-2018  News-Press Now

Larry Wayne Pike, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, in St. Joseph. He was born June 2, 1949, in St. Joseph, son of the late Eunice and ...

Pummell, Richard D. 1929-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Richard D. Pummell, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1929, in St. Joseph, son of the late Delois and ...

Donald Furr turns 80 | Birthdays  News-Press Now

Donald Lee Furr will turn 80 years young on Oct. 28, 2018, being the only child born to Donald Benjamin and Opal Imogene (Cooper) Furr, in St. Joseph.

Nutt-Baines, Brenda S. 1957-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

ATCHISON, Kan. Brenda Sue Nutt-Baines, 61, of Atchison, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

Grimm, Charlene M. 1945-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Charlene Marie Grimm, 73, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at a St. Joseph health care center. She was born Jan. 6, 1945, in St. Joseph, ...

Mace, Ryan T. 1983-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Ryan Tyler Mace, 35, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Joseph. He was born May 10, 1983 in St. Joseph, son of Patty Richey and Billy ...

First the fireworks, then the emergency sirens  News-Press Now

Fireworks were blamed for two of three fire calls as Fourth of July celebrations continued into the night in St. Joseph.

Sound of Speed airshow takes off  News-Press Now

There will be a man-made storm in the skies of St. Joseph this weekend that the 139th Airlift Wing is hosting.

Slawson, Stephen F. 1953-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Stephen F. Slawson, 64, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at his home. He was born on Dec. 6, 1953, in St. Joseph, to Wesley and Doris ...

Mattox, Shirley 1937-2018  News-Press Now

BUCKEYE, Ariz. Shirley (Bishop) Mattox, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away June 4, 2018, in Buckeye. She was born April 23, 1937, to Bill and Maxine Bishop.

Coulter, Jessica D. 1978-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Jessica D. Coulter, 40, St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. She was born Sept. 20, 1978, to Jesse and Deborah (Howard) Cline, in St. Joseph.

Benton finds new football coach in southwest Missouri  News-Press Now

Benton has found its new head football coach. Ben Glidewell will be announced today at Benton High School as the successor to outgoing coach Matt Tabor at a ...

Grace, Steven 1952-2018  News-Press Now

Steven Grace, 66, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at his residence. He was born April 4, 1952, in St. Joseph, son of Nancy and Cecil Grace.

Miller enters Benton wall of fame  News-Press Now

The wall of fame in Benton High School's Springer Gymnasium is reserved for the best of the best in school history.

Godfrey named principal at Central  News-Press Now

After 17 years as assistant principal, Dr. Terri Godfrey has the top post at St. Joseph's largest high school.

Brenda Shields wins House 11 primary election  News-Press Now

Newcomer Brenda Shields defeated both Chris Shove and Lloyd Graham Jr. in the Republican primary election for a Missouri House seat in southern Buchanan ...

Gregg, Ronnie L. 1962-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronnie Lee Gregg announce his passing on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the age of 55.

Parker, Gail A. 1959-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AMAZONIA, Mo. - Gail Ann Parker 58, of Amazonia, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1959, in St. Joseph, daughter of ...

Chillicothe (Mo.) HS Tennis Girls Extended Unbeaten Streak  Chillicothe Constitution Tribune

2018 Lady Hornets bested Trenton 7-2 on road Thursday (Sept. 20) to go to 13-0 in dual matches. Soccer Hornets fell 1-0 on late goal and softball squad was ...

Benton takes team titles in home meet  News-Press Now

Duane Kimble didn't take too much time to celebrate Benton's sweep of the team titles at Tuesday's 26th annual Benton Invitational at Hyde Park.

Black, Paul 1934-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Clifford Paul Black Sr. was born June 30, 1934, the ninth child of Clifford Putnam Black and Minnie A. (Allsbury) Black, at his childhood home on Tucker Street, ...

Kearnes, Marion V. 1926-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Marion V. (Callison) Kearnes, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday February 27, at a local health care facility with her family at her side. Marion was born ...

Gann, Gary G. 1950-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Gary Gene Gann, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, in St. Joseph, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 20, 1950, in St.

Maddox, Raymond L. 1949-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Raymond "Sonny" Lee Maddox, 68, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday July 25, 2018, at his home. He was born October 13, 1949, in St. Joseph, son of ...

Young, Tyler D. 1989-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Tyler Duane Young, 28, of St. Joseph, passed away, Monday, March 19, 2018. Tyler was born October 4, 1989. He was employed at Snorkel International.

At grassroots level, inroads made in STEM education  News-Press Now

Students of Daniel Benz set up the exhibit, a horizontal wooden slat with a candle at one end, a parallel sheet of paper at the other and a circular slab of glass in ...

Athletes Prepare for Special Olympics Indoor Games

For the first time in almost 20 years, St.Joseph will host the Missouri Special Olympics Indoor Games.

Gillett, Jimmy F. 1932-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Jimmy Francis "Coach" Gillett, age 86, went to meet our Lord Sept. 10, 2018, at his home surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. He was born May ...

Riley, Rosalie 1926-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Rosalie Riley went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 23, 2018. Rosalie was born August 15, 1926, on her grandfathers farm in Sullivan County, the ...

Houston, Garland D. 1937-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Garland D. Sam Houston, 80, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018. He was born November 18, 1937, in St. Joseph, to Charles and Letha (Cook) ...

Shields Running for State Rep. Seat

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph Republican Brenda Shields said Tuesday she will run for the District 11 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Western to hold women's basketball coaching clinic  News-Press Now

Rob Edmisson and Brett Goodwin will be part of a coaching clinic set for Sunday, Oct. 7, at Missouri Western's Looney Complex. Along with head women's ...

St. Joseph Native Running for State Senate

Martin T. Rucker II grew up in the south side of St. Joseph.

Meng, Richard L. 1934-2018  News-Press Now

Richard "Dick" Leo Meng, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa, ...

Robertson, Robby 1939-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Robby Robertson passed away February 13, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer, at home surrounded by his family.

Man of the People: Mayor reflects on long life in St. Joe  News-Press Now

In the hustle of St. Joseph's Open Door Food Kitchen, a little boy's sandwich is untouched on his plate.

Simmons, Cecil K. 1933-2018  News-Press Now

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. Cecil Kenneth Simmons, 84, of Leavenworth, died, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Easton, Kansas, with his wife and daughter by his side.

Public high schools hold graduation ceremonies  News-Press Now

As Lafayette High School read the names of graduates and handed out diplomas Sunday, school officials included student Nicholas G. Hubbard.

Glidewell brings rebuilding experience to Benton | Benton Cardinals  News-Press Now

Ben Glidewell's track record is one Benton High School desires.

Murphy, Brent 1996-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Brent Allen Michael Murphy, 21, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. He was born January 24, 1996, in St. Joseph. He attended Benton High ...

Helm, Shayne E. 1970-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Shayne Edward Helm, 48, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018, at his residence. He was born January 9, 1970, in St. Joseph. He married Angie ...

Pajama wearing alumni give to Noyes Home  News-Press Now

A group of alumni from Benton High School, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, are helping to bring Christmas cheer to the Noyes Home for ...

Hoffman, Aaron M. 1938-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Aaron M. Hoffman, 79, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Mountain Home, Idaho, March 2, 1938, he was the youngest of eight children of ...

Griffin, Robert L. 1950-2018 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

Robert L. "Raider Bob" Griffin, 68, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, in St. Joseph. He was born February 9, 1950, in St. Joseph, son of late ...

Helsel, Edward R. Sr. 1936-2018  News-Press Now

Edward R. Helsel Sr., 81, of St. Joseph, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 1, 2018, following a short illness, hospitalization and hospice care. He was ...

Kerns, Roger E. 1957-2018  News-Press Now

Roger E. Kerns, 61, of St. Joseph, passed away at Mosaic Life Care, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Roger was born on January 5, 1957, in Kansas City, Missouri, ...

PumpkinFest returns Downtown this weekend  News-Press Now

PumpkinFest doesn't know about you, but it's feeling 22. The annual fall celebration will turn 22 this year with its traditional weekend of pumpkins, cider, ...

Yurkovich, Rodney D. 1971-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. Rodney Dean Yurkovich, 46, of Savannah, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born ...

Mother searches for answers in son's murder  News-Press Now

A St. Joseph mother is seeking answers in her son's death.

Authorities identify body found in car  News-Press Now

St. Joseph police confirmed the identity of the man found dead inside a vehicle Monday as detectives seek to unravel the details of what happened.

Man found dead in St. Joseph might have been killed in KC, police say  Kansas City Star

Tyler D. Young, of St. Joseph, was found dead with gunshot wounds inside an abandoned car on March 19. Police believe Young might have been killed in ...

'... I was kind of looking for something to kind of rejuvenate me a little bit'  News-Press Now

Rick Weiser is bringing his experience as a business owner into the classroom at Bishop LeBlond High School.

Smith, Erwin C. 1956-2017  News-Press Now

Erwin C. Smith, 61, St. Joseph, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away December 19, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care. He was born March 4, 1956, to Lewis ...

Smith, Jerry 1940-2017  News-Press Now

WARSAW, Mo. Jerry Smith, 77, of Warsaw, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at a hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was born ...

Three get support for House | Editorials  News-Press Now

This is one in a series of editorials commenting on candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Editorial Board shares its opinions for the benefit of interested ...

Obituary: Harriett Bruner (5/22/18)  Monett Times

Harriett Bruner, 82, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life to her Heavenly home on Sunday morning, May 20, 2018, while in the comfort of her home with her ...

WATCH: Family makes Southside Parade a can't miss tradition  News-Press Now

A family of Benton High School graduates who have lived in St. Joseph their whole lives have been participating in the Southside Fall Festival Parade since it ...

Kerns, Mary E. 1943-2018  News-Press Now

IRVINE, Cali. Mary Elizabeth (Francis) Kerns, 75, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away March 29, 2018, after a lengthy illness. She was a brave and positive ...

Riggs, Abby Jo 1991-2017 | Obituaries |  News-Press Now

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. Abby Jo Riggs, 25, Crawfordville, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, in St. Joseph. She was born December 14, 1991, in St.

Police investigate death of teen with 'a beautiful spirit'  News-Press Now

St. Joseph police are investigating the homicide of 18-year-old Skylar Powell, who was found dead early Wednesday of an apparent gunshot wound.

O'Dell, Shields vie for District 11 seat  News-Press Now

As Republican Galen Higdon is reaching his term limit, two candidates are vying to take on the responsibilities associated with the District 11 state ...

Sampson, Jeffrey W. 1959-2017  News-Press Now

Jeffrey Wayne Sampson, 57, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. Jeff was born September 8, 1959, to James Jib and Sharon ...

Riggs, Abby J. 1991-2017  News-Press Now

CRAWFORDVILLE, Mo. Abby Jo Riggs, 25, Crawfordville, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, in St. Joseph. She was born December 14, 1991, in St.

Listing details stipends for 55 administrators  News-Press Now

In the '13-'14 school year, 55 school district administrators were given increased stipends without board approval. It's that realization that prompted nearly a ...

Benton outlasts winless Warriors behind late free throws  News-Press Now

In a game where points did not come easily to either team, Smithville nearly overcame a late deficit against Benton.

Friends, family welcome Rockies coach home | Benton Cardinals  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of 12 fans wearing Colorado Rockies colors were easily lost among the hundreds of children in attendance Wednesday at ...

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