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Allan Coy follows in family footsteps

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Allan Coy is the latest of the Coy family to be walking the halls of Benton high school, and for Allan he is following in the footsteps of his uncle ...

Board approves finances, requests at meeting Monday

The 2019-2020 Academic Calendar, School project updates and the achievements of young musicians were the leading topics at the St. Joseph School board ...

Bette Maxwell Tolbert turns 90 | Birthdays  News-Press Now

Bette Maxwell Tolbert is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in St. Joseph. She was married to Robert Tolbert. They had one daughter, ...

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

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

Kerns, D. Loraine 1922-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

D. Loraine Kerns 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in the Kansas City Hospice house.

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.

Missouri Western to host Super Science Saturday  News-Press Now

There's no other time or place in St. Joseph that you will see cockroach races, science experiments and be able get health tips than Super Science Saturday.

National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...

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.

Friday's scoreboard  The Courier

Prep Hockey. District Tournament Pairings. AT TAM-O-SHANTER ARENA. WEDNESDAY's Results. Perrysburg 10, Sylvania Southview 0. Oregon Clay 11 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Goodwin named Benton athletic director  News-Press Now

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

Benton Football Coach Announces Resignation

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

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.

Lafayette looks to keep traditions alive | Lafayette Fighting Irish  News-Press Now

Just two seasons removed from the departure of longtime coach Chris Neff, the Lafayette boys basketball team almost is ready to begin yet another inaugural ...

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.

Gilbert, Sohn R. 1971-2018  News-Press Now

Sohn Ray Gilbert, 47, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1971, in St. Joseph. He graduated from Benton ...

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 ...

King, Jason D. 1973-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Jason Darnell King 45, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday Dec. 14, 2018, in St. Joseph. He was born April 14, 1973, in St. Joseph. He attended Benton High ...

Cotillion for Achievement announces class of 2019  News-Press Now

The Cotillion for Achievement Board held a reception Dec. 16 at the Remington Nature Center to recognize the finalists and their parents of the Cotillion for ...

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 ...

Sims, Lachelle D. 1970-2018  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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Groce, John E. 1954-2018  News-Press Now

John Edward Groce 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018, at Mosaic Life care hospital.

Mace, Ryan T. 1983-2018  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 ...

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.

Jarrett, Tammie L. 1964-2018  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.

Parker, Gail A. 1959-2018  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 ...

Wood, Luella M. 1923-2018  News-Press Now

Luella Mae Wood 95, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in a St. Joseph health care center.

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 ...

Steidel, Thomas R. 1951-2018  News-Press Now

Thomas Ray Steidel, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at his home. He was born June 27, 1951, in St. Joseph, son of Carl and ...

Boeh, Charles M. Sr. 1957-2019  News-Press Now

Charles "Chuck" M. Boeh Sr., 61 years, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, at his residence. Chuck was born July 20, 1957, in Kansas City, ...

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.

Contreras, Guadalupe 1974-2018  News-Press Now

Guadalupe "Freedom" Contreras, 43, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at her home. She was born Dec. 12, 1974, in St. Joseph, daughter ...

Dornhoffer, Bernice K. 1922-2018  News-Press Now

Bernice Kathryn (Maleta) Dornhoffer, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in a Shawnee Mission, Kansas, health care center. She was born ...

Osteen, Jack 1937-2018  News-Press Now

Jack Osteen, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Jack was born Aug. 22, 1937, in St. Joseph to Paul and Katherine (Graves) Osteen.

School happenings, Jan. 13 | School Happenings  News-Press Now

DISTRICT-WIDE EVENTS. Tuesday -- Special Board of Education meeting, Board Conference Room, 925 Felix St., 5:30 p.m.. Thursday -- Board Insurance ...

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.

Savlin, Peggy  News-Press Now

LIBERTY, Mo. - Peggy Savlin, 84, of Kansas City, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019.

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.

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 boys enter season healthy, ready to win  News-Press Now

A year removed from a disappointing 8-18 season, there is plenty of optimism for the Benton Cardinals boys basketball team heading into the 2018-19 ...

Kerns, Janie M. 1956-2018  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 ...

Slawson, Stephen F. 1953-2018  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 ...

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 ...

Thedinga, Bill 1923-2018  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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

Cook, Billie J. 1945-2018  News-Press Now

Billie Jean Cook, 73, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at her sister's home. She was born March 13, 1945, to Billy and Neoma (Coy) Cook.

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 ...

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 ...

Benton to host Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Classic  News-Press Now

Five state-ranked teams will take the floor inside Springer Gymnasium on Saturday as part of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classic.

Black, Paul 1934-2018  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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Gann, Gary G. 1950-2018  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.

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  News-Press Now

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

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.

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.

Hoffman, Aaron M. 1938-2018  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 ...

SJSD students introduced to musical instruments

St. Joseph School District students got a taste of what it would be like to play in an orchestra or band. Missouri Western University and the St. Joseph Symphony ...

Gillett, Jimmy F. 1932-2018  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

Young, Tyler D. 1989-2018  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.

Helsel, Edward R. Sr. 1936-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...

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.

Maddox, Raymond L. 1949-2018  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 ...

Newcomers battle for House seat in south St. Joseph  News-Press Now

With Republican Galen Higdon reaching his term limit, three candidates from the same party are vying for the District 11 state representative position.

Helm, Shayne E. 1970-2018  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 ...

Riley, Rosalie 1926-2018  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 ...

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, ...

St. Joseph Native Running for State Senate

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

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.

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.

Robertson, Robby 1939-2018  News-Press Now

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

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.

Community Band Gearing Up for Spring Concerts

Anyone interested in joining the St. Joseph Community Band can visit their Facebook page for more information.

Yurkovich, Rodney D. 1971-2018  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 ...

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 ...

O'Dell, Shields vie for District 11 seat | Elections  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 ...

Cotillion honors young achievers  News-Press Now

Despite numerous steps taken toward future achievement, 20 students in Andrew and Buchanan counties received recognition and encouragement Sunday.

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.

Murphy, Brent 1996-2018  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 ...

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