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Over 600 graduates finish high school in St. Joseph  News-Press Now

While the St. Joseph School District will continue making up snow days for the next two days, the seniors of Central High School, Benton High School and ...

SJSD students brainstorm for greater schools

Students from the St. Joseph school district talked about what made them "good" so they could strive to make themselves and their schools great. EmpowerU ...

Benton High School Orchestra prepares to perform National Anthem at Kauffman Stadium

The Benton High School Orchestra is the smallest one in the St. Joseph School District, but it's performing at one of the largest venues in Kansas City in ...

17-year-old charged with making threat that locked down seven schools

Court documents allege that the student made a threat on Snapchat that he was going to commit a mass shooting at either Savannah High School, Lafayette ...

Platte Valley and North-West Nodaway show potential at Indian Run  The Maryville Forum

TARKIO, Mo. — The North-West Nodaway Muskets and Platte Valley combined for five top-10 finishes in the 2019 Indian Run in Tarkio on Monday evening.

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.

Students honored for academic accomplishments  News-Press Now

The Lion's Clubs of St. Joseph honored various high school students across the district at their 57th Annual Scholastic Honors Luncheon on Thursday.

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 ...

St. Joseph high school student shows off business to local entrepreneurs

Grace Gregory, 18, is a high school student and business owner in St. Joseph. She presented her story to a room full of local business owners Wednesday ...

Benton Teacher Heads Back to School

During the school year, Ebony Smith teachers her students finances at Benton High School, but this summer, she's once again become a student.

Final day of sandbagging brings students out to volunteer

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) On the third and final day of sandbagging operations St. Joseph is still filling the need. Volunteers were hard at work at the city's ...

SJSD students help finish new city disc golf course

The Bartlett Park disc golf course is almost complete, to finish the project, the St. Joseph Parks & Recreation department is getting help from students in the St.

Benton senior wrestler earns United States Marine Corps leadership award

Benton High School wrestler Aiden Perry graduated from high school on Sunday and on Monday, he was awarded the All-American Character Award by the ...

Benton standout Brooke-Lynn Rush signs to wrestle for Missouri Valley  News-Press Now

After several months of confusion, Benton senior Brooke-Lynn Rush has made the decision on where to further her wrestling career.

Swinney, De A. 1968-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

De A. Swinney, 51, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, in a Saint Joseph, hospital. He was born April 14, 1968, in St. Joseph, son of Kathy and the ...

Entombed at sea, St. Joseph sailor recalled  News-Press Now

By Ken Newton | News-Press NOW. As was the case for so many on the USS Frank E. Evans, death came in the middle of the night for Seaman Steven Allen ...

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 ...

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.

Girls wrestling makes state debut | High School  News-Press Now

Local high school girls are competing in Missouri's first female wrestling state championship this week.

Huffman, Paul A. 1950-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Paul "Butch" Allen Huffman, 69, of St Joseph, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, in St. Joseph. He was born May 27, 1950, in St. Joseph, son of Mary and ...

Goodwin named Benton athletic director | Sports  News-Press Now

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

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.

Cobb, Marilyn J. 1941-2019  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Marilyn Joyce (Kurtz) Cobb, 78, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Aug. 10, 2019, at LaVerna Senior Living with her daughter, Penny, ...

Cotillion for Achievement announces class of 2019 | Life  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 ...

Keeton looks to bring consistency to Benton football | Sports  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 ...

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.

Spaeth, Evelyn R. 1964-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Evelyn Regina "Gina" Spaeth, 55, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 in Clarksdale, Missouri. She was born Jan. 6, 1964 in St. Joseph, daughter ...

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.

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

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

Students compete at DECA state  News-Press Now

DECA Marketing students from Central, Benton and Lafayette joined more than 2000 high school marketing students and their teachers who gathered March 24, ...

Corwin,Barbara A. 1937-2019  News-Press Now

RICHMOND, Mo. - Barbara Ann Corwin, 81, of Richmond, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at her home. Barbara was born on April 24, 1937, in St. Joseph, the ...

German, Bonnie R. 1930-2019  News-Press Now

Elkhorn, Neb. - Bonnie R. German, 89, passed away July 31, 2019 at Life Care Center of Elkhorn in Elkhorn. Bonnie was born to James and Ruth Lane on May 1 ...

Calhoun, Ricky L. 1950-2019  News-Press Now

Ricky Lee Calhoun, 68, of Saint Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his home.

Hovey, Mark D. 1960-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mark Dale Hovey, 59, of Kansas City, passed away Tuesday evening June 11, as the result of a hit and run accident in Kansas City.

Tiller, James R. 1953-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

James Richard Tiller 65, of Saint Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Saint Joseph, hospital. He was born Nov. 8, 1953, in St. Joseph, son of the ...

Robertson, Kris A. 1960-2019  News-Press Now

Kris Alan Robertson, 59, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. He was born March 14, 1960 in St. Joseph, son of ...

Voice of St. Joseph, Bob Heater, dies at 63  News-Press Now

Colleagues and friends remembered Bob Heater Saturday as a reporter who knew St. Joseph and served as a cheerleader for his news comrades.

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.

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.

Special Olympics brings thousands of participants to St. Joseph  News-Press Now

Some people say sports are just a game and that the only thing that matters is the score. That's not the case for organizers of the Special Olympics who see.

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 ...

Johnson, Gail J.  News-Press Now

Gail JoAnn Johnson 75, of Saint Joseph, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 in a Saint Joseph health care center. She was born April 17, 1944 in St. Joseph, ...

Grove, Connie D. 1951-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Connie D. Grove, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Saint Joseph. She was born Aug. 6, 1951, in St. Joseph, daughter of the late Alma ...

2019 Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games coming to St. Joseph  kttn

The Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games will bring nearly 3,000 athletes, coaches, and Unified Partners from across the state to St. Joseph to compete ...

QZ Studio offers consultation, augmented reality  News-Press Now

When four recent high school graduates got together, they knew they'd have to take a shot at realizing their passion project. Benito Longoria, Miguel Cruz and ...

Heater, Robert 1956-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Robert "Bob" Heater, 63, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care. He was born April 2, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Northside Parade to be held on Saturday | Life  News-Press Now

This year's Northside Parade will have a simple, yet effective theme: “Northside Pride.”

Bonnett, Michael R. 1952-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Stewartsville, Mo. -Michael Ray Bonnett, 67, of Stewartsville, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 unexpectedly at a Lebanon, Missouri hospital. He was born ...

Benton blitzes Lafayette on senior day | Sports  News-Press Now

The Benton Cardinals girl's soccer team sent its veterans out in style on Friday's senior night, dominating Lafayette from the opening whistle.

Vestal, Rhonda L. 1963-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

ATCHISON, Kan. -Rhonda Louise Vestal 56, of Atchison, Kan. formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. She was born March 18, 1963, in St.

Feeback, Laurie A. 1962-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Laurie Ann Feeback, 56, of Savannah, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. She was born July 16, 1962, ...

Riley, Heather A. 1971-2019  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heather Anne Riley, 47, passed away on July 8, 2019, in Kansas City. She was born on August 6, 1971 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was the ...

Brother-sister combo lead Missouri schools into Division II Elite Eight basketball brackets

The Drury Lady Panthers are number one in the country in women's Division II basketball. There are eight members on their roster from the state of Missouri.

Reed, Sheila R. 1955-2019  News-Press Now

DEKALB, Mo. - Sheila Rose Reed, 64, of DeKalb, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at a Wathena, Kansas health care facility. She was born April 8, 1955, ...

Hatcher, Nellie A. 1934-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Nellie Anne Hatcher 84, of Saint Joseph, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care Hospital.

Wood, Ronald J. 1938-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Ronald James Wood, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in a St. Joseph health care center. He was born Dec. 23, 1938, in St. Joseph, son ...

Street Smarts: Loss of a voice leaves void  News-Press Now

Bob Heater was the voice of hot summer nights cruising the Belt Highway in the 1970s. He was Dave “Superfly” Knight then, an AM radio disc jockey for KKJO.

Sale, Florence M. 1938-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Florence Marie Sale, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, at her home. She was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Clarksdale, Missouri, daughter of the ...

Mural dressing up South Side wall  News-Press Now

South St. Joseph is getting its own larger-than-life mural similar to ones Downtown.

Dunn, Cheryl A. 1963-2019  News-Press Now

Cheryl Ann Dunn, 56, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. She was born January 27, 1963 in St. Joseph, ...

SJSD Foundation names Teacher of Year finalists  News-Press Now

Noisemakers, cheering and applause brought several educators from across the St. Joseph School District into the hallways as three local teachers were ...

Widener, Timothy L. 1955-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Timothy L. Widener, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. He was born May 14, 1955, in St. Joseph, son ...

Arnold, Betty J. 1926-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Betty Jean Arnold 92, of of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Angle, David S. 1948-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

David Stephen Angle passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the age of 71. David, the son of Robert and Phyllis Keck Angle was born March 3, 1948, ...

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.

Cox, Shirley A. 1937-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Shirley Anne Miller Cox, passed away in her home, June 20, 2019 from complications due to lung cancer. Shirley was born in St Joseph, on June 28, 1937.

17-year-old pleads guilty to terrorist charge that locked down seven schools

A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a first-degree terrorist threat charge that led to the lock down of seven schools in April.

Hurst, Steven 1952-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Steven Hurst passed away in his home March 3, 2019, at age 66, formerly from St. Joseph. Born Oct. 15, 1952, to Ivan and Norma Hurst. He went to Benton High ...

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 ...

Osteen, Jack 1937-2018 | Obituaries  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.

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 ...

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.

Gerber, Bonnie S. 1954-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Bonnie "Sue" Gerber, 65, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday July 2, 2019 in St. Joseph. She was born May 18, 1954 in St. Joseph, daughter of the late Bonnie ...

Friends, family welcome Rockies coach home  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 ...

Dornhoffer, Bernice K. 1922-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...

Klawuhn, Caroline F. 1932-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Caroline F. Klawuhn, 86, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019. She was born Oct. 1, 1932. Caroline graduated from Benton High School. She married ...

Ford, Carol 1942-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Carol Ford, 76, of Kansas City, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Ignite Medical Resort, Kansas City. She was born Aug. 14, 1942, in ...

East Hills Mall to hold Easter events  News-Press Now

The East Hills Shopping Center loves Easter in all of its pastel-colored glory.

Meng, Richard L. 1934-2018 | Obituaries  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, ...

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 ...

Grace, Steven 1952-2018 | Obituaries  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.

Foreign-exchange students share experiences, memories before graduation  News-Press Now

Seven foreign-exchange students from the St. Joseph School District will walk with their fellow students, cap and gown in tow, during various graduation ...

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 ...

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.

Celestina Gonzalez  Fremont Tribune

August 6, 1970 - March 6, 2019. Celestina A. Gonzalez, 48 years, of Fremont, Nebraska died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born ...

Winn, Anita I. 1959-2019  News-Press Now

Anita Inga Winn 60, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday July 14, 2019, at her home. She was born April 6, 1959 in St. Joseph, daughter of the late Ingeborg ...

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

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

National Girls High School Rankings For May 8  FloWrestling

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

Wheeler, Ernest 1930-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

TUSKAHOMA, Okla. -Ernest Wheeler 89, of Tuskahoma, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with loved ones at his side, in his daughters home in ...

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, ...

Apple Blossom Parade embraces Olde Tyme theme  News-Press Now

Dozens of floats, buckets of candy and a variety of costumes entertained the crowd attending the 2019 Apple Blossom Parade.

Bode Middle School teacher receives outstanding award  News-Press Now

One Bode Middle School teacher met for what he thought was a routine staff meeting after school on Tuesday and ended up receiving a surprise award.

Benton Club Added to National Registry of Historic Places

Founded in 1887, the Benton Club is comprised of business and professional leaders from the community for mutual ease of access and friendly association.

Pike, Larry W. 1949-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Amos, Billy G. 1951-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...

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.

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.

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