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St. Joseph teen offers free mowing service for people battling cancer  KQ2.com

A recent Benton High School graduate from St. Joseph is spending his summer helping people who are battling cancer by mowing their lawns for free.



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 ...



Reed, Sheila R. 1955-2019 | Obituaries  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, ...



Riley, Heather A. 1971-2019 | Obituaries  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 ...



Means, Dorothy H. 1923-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

MARSHALL, Mo. - Dorothy H. Means, 96, of Marshall, died Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Westport Assisted Living in Marshall. Funeral services will be at 10:30 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 Teacher of the Year finalists announced  KQ2.com

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



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.



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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 senior wrestler earns United States Marine Corps leadership award  KQ2.com

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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Fuller, Williams sign with Johnson County | Benton Cardinals  News-Press Now

Jayde Williams and Gabby Fuller will spend a little more time as teammates.



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.



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 ...



1-on-1 with state wrestling champion Brooke-Lynn Rush  KQ2.com

Benton high school senior Brooke-Lynn Rush is the first-ever girls state wrestling champion in St. Joseph.



Benton Football Coach Announces Resignation  KQ2.com

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



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.



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.



Students compete at DECA state | Life  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, ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Phroper, Monty D. 1959-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Monty Dale Phroper, 59, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, in St. Joseph. He was born Nov. 10, 1959, in St. Joseph, son of the late Maxine.



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, ...



Russell signs with William Jewell | Benton Cardinals  News-Press Now

Bailey Russell is just the latest member of the Benton girls basketball program to sign her national letter of intent to play college basketball.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Reynolds, Sharron K. 1942-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Sharron K. Reynolds, 76, of Saint Joseph, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1942, in St. Joseph, daughter of the late ...



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 ...



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 ...



McDowell, Charlotte A. 1934-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

EASTON, Mo. - Charlotte A. McDowell, 84, Easton, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was born Dec. 27, 1934, in St. Joseph. Charlotte married Harvey ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.”



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, ...



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, ...



Celestina Gonzalez | Obituaries  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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



East Hills Mall to hold Easter events  News-Press Now

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



Byrum, Shirley 1955-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

ENID, Okla. - Shirley Byrum, 60, of Enid, succumbed to a 9-month battle with throat cancer on April 24, 2019, at the Integris Baptist Health Center in Enid.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Drag, Gail H. 1950-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Gail Helen Drag, 68, of St Joseph, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care in St Joseph. She was born July 8, 1950, in St. Joseph, daughter of ...



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 ...



17-year-old pleads guilty to terrorist charge that locked down seven schools  KQ2.com

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.



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 ...



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.



Richmond over energizes Excelsior Springs  Excelsior Springs Standard

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – A summer shootout game might have given Richmond's varsity boys basketball team a needed boost in preparing for the 2019-20 ...



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 ...



St. Joseph Native Running for State Senate  KQ2.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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