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Benton seniors bid farewell with tour of Southside schools  KQ2.com

A group of high school seniors got quite the celebration on Thursday just days before graduation.



17-year-old charged with making threat that locked down seven schools  KQ2.com

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 ...



SJSD students help finish new city disc golf course  KQ2.com

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.



SJSD students brainstorm for greater schools  KQ2.com

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  KQ2.com

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 ...



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 ...



Free meals offered for those affected by flood  News-Press Now

Residents displaced from the flood can get a free meal Saturday at Benton High School.



Students rally behind teacher needing kidney transplant  KQ2.com

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 Teacher Heads Back to School  KQ2.com

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



Allan Coy follows in family footsteps  KQ2.com

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  KQ2.com

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 ...



SJSD Teacher of the Year finalists announced  KQ2.com

Three St. Joseph School District teachers were chosen as Teacher of the Year finalists.



Final day of sandbagging brings students out to volunteer  KQ2.com

(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 ...



Benton seniors strive for state  News-Press Now

The seniors on the Benton girls basketball team look to finish out their final season how they started their high school career.



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.



SJSD provides evacuated St. Joseph families free lunches  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School District offered free lunches to families in the southside community after Friday's evacuations.



Benton's Rush captures district title, several local wrestlers heading to state  KQ2.com

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



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.



Goodwin named Benton athletic director | Sports  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.



Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games March 29-31  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 ...



Board approves finances, requests at meeting Monday  KQ2.com

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 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 ...



High School junior pumps out the pumpkins | Local News | newspressnow.com  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.



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 ...



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.



Albers, Jean A. 1926-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Jean Ann Albers, 92, of St. Joseph, died March 9, 2019, surrounded by her family. Jean was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Joseph, to Thomas and Nellie Irene (Bally) ...



Students honored for academic accomplishments | Local News | newspressnow.com  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.



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

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.



Benton Football Coach Announces Resignation  KQ2.com

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



Inscho, Katherine M. 1926-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Katherine "Katie" Marie Inscho, 92, of Kansas City, passed away Feb. 22, 2019. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by services on ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



Benton shows pride through tartan design | Local News | newspressnow.com  News-Press Now

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



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.



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.



Gilbert, Sohn R. 1971-2018 | Obituaries  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 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.



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 ...



SJSD students introduced to musical instruments  KQ2.com

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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



Steidel, Thomas R. 1951-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...



St. Joseph School District Grapples with Budget Cuts  KQ2.com

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



Contreras, Guadalupe 1974-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Boeh, Charles M. Sr. 1957-2019 | Obituaries  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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Wion, Melanie 1956-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Jamie D. Fast  MyWebTimes.com

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 ...



Sipes, Sharon D. 1947-2018 | Obituaries  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 ...



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, ...



Bode Middle School teacher receives outstanding award | Local News | newspressnow.com  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.



East Hills Mall to hold Easter events  News-Press Now

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



Butcher, Betty A. 1932-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Marietta, Ga. - Betty Arnold Butcher passed away on April 10, 2019, at the age of 86. Betty was born on May 7, 1932, in Bethany, Missouri, to Irene Spence ...



Best, Ramona L. 1970-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Ramona Lisa Best, 49, of St Joseph, passed away Monday April 15, 2019, at her home in St. Joseph.



Brenda Shields wins House 11 primary election | Local News | newspressnow.com  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 ...



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.



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 ...



Miller enters Benton wall of fame | Sports  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.



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.



Cook, Billie J. 1945-2018 | Obituaries  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.



School board hosts final meeting before tax levy decision  News-Press Now

With the Proposition 2 tax levy on the horizon, Monday's school board meeting was surprisingly brief.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



St. Joseph Native Running for State Senate  KQ2.com

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



Glidewell brings rebuilding experience to Benton  News-Press Now

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



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 ...



Benton Club Added to National Registry of Historic Places  KQ2.com

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



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 ...



Shields Running for State Rep. Seat  KQ2.com

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



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 ...



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

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



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.



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.



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