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Harter family hands out first scholarships to Central High School students  KQ2.com

Just over one year ago, Cody Harter was killed in a road rage incident in Lee's Summit and in the time since then, the family has been working on a scholarship ...



Central's Russell named SJSD Teacher of the Year  KQ2.com

Central High School French teacher Corinne Russell was named the St. Joseph School District Teacher of the Year Thursday night.



Lafayette student charged in school threat  News-Press Now

A felony charge for terrorist threat has been filed against a teen who allegedly threatened to commit mass violence at several schools Monday morning, forcing a ...



CyberPatriots education and competition program coming to St. Joseph School District  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School District's ROTC program announced they're helping students kick-start their careers a bit early.



Sommers, Nancy J. 1934-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

The Family and friends of Nancy J. Sommers share their grief from her passing on March 3, 2019. Nancy Sommers (nee Schwartz) was born on March 20, 1934, ...



Billboards remind drivers of the dangers of road rage  KQ2.com

The message was in honor of a St. Joseph man who was tragically killed in a road rage incident a year ago this week.



Akins, Danielle 1977-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Danielle R. Akins, 41, of St. Joseph, passed away April 30, 2019. Danielle was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in St. Joseph, to Terry and Shelley (Russell) Akins.



Schools to get involved in CyberPatriot program | Local News | newspressnow.com  News-Press Now

Senior army instructor and retired Lt. Col. Brett Hall is hoping to bring students from the city's three public high schools together to take part in the CyberPatriot ...



Multiple schools on lockdown as a precaution after threatening social media post  KQ2.com

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Six schools in the St. Joseph School District system were put on lockdown Monday after a student reported threatening language on a social ...



Central JROTC celebrates 100th anniversary  KQ2.com

(St.Joseph,MO) The Central High School Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) program is celebrating 100 years of *service* to the community.



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 ...



Central band to perform at Outback Bowl on New Year's Day  KQ2.com

The Central High School band will head to Florida on New Year's Day.



Medal of Honor recipients visit Central High School  KQ2.com

Central High School students got a special visit from two true heroes, Medal of Honor recipients.



Central High School student wins distinction scholarship  KQ2.com

On Saturday, a student from Central High School was recognized by the Cotillion for Achievement organization for his accomplishments in academics, ...



Central assistant principal gets major award  KQ2.com

Central High School surprised Assistant Principal Neal Hook with the 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year Award.



Central High school teacher and her students receive surprise from veterans  KQ2.com

For students at Central Highschool, an English lesson turned into a gift they will never forget. English teacher Joy Vandel wanted to add an extra element of ...



Police search for banned substances at Central | Local News | newspressnow.com  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph Police Department made one arrest and referred one student to juvenile authorities following a random drug search at Central High School on ...



Update: One Man in Custody Following Dispute at Central High School  KQ2.com

St.Joseph Police have taken a man into custody following a dispute at Central High School Monday night.



Central students marketing themselves for future  News-Press Now

Two sets of St. Joseph students spent a portion of Friday morning learning from each other.



SJSD Teacher of the Year finalists announced  KQ2.com

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



Central has two National Merit Finalists | Local News | newspressnow.com  News-Press Now

Two Central High School seniors have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition that sees around 1.6 million ...



Central Band prepares for Outback Bowl in Florida  News-Press Now

On a cold Tuesday morning, the Central High School Marching Band walked out to the school's track together, instruments in hand.



Lafayette High School student hit by car walking to school  KQ2.com

The student was taken to the hospital with a possible concussion after getting hit by a car that lost control on the icy roadway Wednesday morning.



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 ...



School surprises principal with major award  KQ2.com

Spring Garden Middle School surprised Dr. Lara Gilpin with a school assembly to celebrate her getting the 2019 Middle School Principal of the Year award.



Central student gets perfect ACT score  News-Press Now

A Central High School student has earned a perfect ACT score.



Hundreds of high school students attend 'My Success'  KQ2.com

Students in Northwest Missouri took part in a hands-on career fair during the 12th annual.



Social media threats made toward Central High School  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph Police Department is investigating the source of a threatening message made against Central High School on Wednesday afternoon.



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 ...



Cotillion for Achievement honors area students  KQ2.com

The Cotillion for Achievement organization held its annual ball Saturday evening and recognized area high school students for their achievements.



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 ...



high school basketball | Central boys 58, Truman 52 | Central Indians  News-Press Now

In a season in which the Indians boys have already experienced their fair share of nail-biters, the Indians added their second tight win of the young season, ...



SJSD Students awarded unique seal  KQ2.com

Twenty St. Joseph School District students have been awarded with the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy.



Small pool of candidates file for SJSD Board of Education election  KQ2.com

The ballot for the St. Joseph School District Board of Education election in April won't have many new names. Four people have filed for candidacy and two of ...



Wilson, Stephen L. 1948-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Stephen L. Wilson, 70, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, after suffering from M.S. for 46 years. He was born Dec. 22, 1948, in St. Joseph.



SJSD schools to dismiss early Tuesday due to heat-related factors  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School District will dismiss all students 90 minutes early today, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, due to several heat-related factors impacting our ...



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 girls basketball stays in MBCA Class 4 Top 10 rankings  KQ2.com

The Benton Cardinals girls basketball team continues their stay in the Class 4 Top 10.



Campaign for school district levy kicks off  KQ2.com

If the levy passes it would generate $6.5 million for the district.



SJSD sees slight drop in enrollment for 2018-19 school year  KQ2.com

The overall enrollment for the St. Joseph School District dropped this year by approximately two percent compared to the start of the 2017-18 school year.



Voters say yes to school district levy  KQ2.com

The .61 cent tax levy includes a five-year sunset clause and is expected to generate $6.5 million a year for the district.



Cotillion for Achievement selects finalists | Local News | newspressnow.com  News-Press Now

Learning proper manners has paid off for sixteen local students.



Back to back 'No-No's" for Lafayette baseball  KQ2.com

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Over at Phil Welch Stadium on Saturday, high school baseball was in full swing on the diamond as Lafayette headlined the three-team round ...



Pigskin Preview: Central turns to new faces, another new coach  News-Press Now

On March 27, Regi Trotter made it clear what it meant to him to be named Central's next football coach.



St. Joseph School District: Levy discussed at board work session  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School Board discussed how to present taxpayers with a levy they will approve during a work session Tuesday.



Beavers, Donald M. 1957-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Donald Max "Don" Beavers, age 61, St. Joseph, died unexpectedly at his home, Feb. 24, 2019. Don was born Aug. 18, 1957, in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was the son ...



Smith, Don 1927-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Don Smith, 91, St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019. Donald Eugene Smith was born in St. Joseph on May 10, 1927. He graduated from Central ...



Stallard, Donald J. Sr. 1923-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Dr. Donald Julian Stallard Sr., died on April 10, 2019, at the age of 96. He was born Feb. 2, 1923, to Julian H. Stallard and Gladys Redding. He was a lifelong ...



Cochran, Saundra L. 1946-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Saundra L. Cochran, 72, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at her home. Saundra was born on Dec. 12, 1946, in St. Joseph, to Margaret ...



Eveloff, Philip 1922-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Philip Eveloff, 96, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph. He was born April 17, 1922, in Kansas City, Missouri.



Early morning fire injures two in St. Joseph  KQ2.com

A garage fire early Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital in St. Joseph.



Snider, Jacqueline S. 1958-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Jacqueline "Jacque" Sue Snider, 60, St, Joseph, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 1, 2019. She was born May 8, 1958, in St. Joseph. Jacque was a ...



Lawrence, Ronald A. 1953-2019 | Obituaries | newspressnow.com  News-Press Now

Ronald A. Lawrence, 65, passed away March 11, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.



Stouffer, David M. 1940-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

David M. Stouffer, 78, St. Joseph, went to Heaven on Jan. 16, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 29, 1940 in St. Joseph. David married Beverly A.



School districts continue to deal with snow days, figuring out final day of school year  KQ2.com

With the amount of snow days school districts across the area have had, it's made schools push back their final school day of the year.



Wiedmer, Janet M. 1950-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

WATHENA, Kan. - Janet M. Wiedmer, 68, of Wathena, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, surrounded by her family. Janet was born on ...



Central students exploring the fun of STEM through the U.S. Army  KQ2.com

Students at one St. Joseph school got to learn how the stem field can be fun but also very useful in the military.



Board members reach out to community ahead of school tax levy vote  KQ2.com

Voters will be asked to approve a .61 cent tax levy with a five-year sunset clause for the St. Joseph School District.



St. Joseph School District reworks budget  KQ2.com

The Board of Education's 2018-19 district budget is off by more than $300000 compared to the numbers approved in May. But St. Joseph School District officials ...



SJSD Board of Education reviews options for possible new tax levy  KQ2.com

American ViewPoint Inc. conducted the 400 person phone survey in early December, which was funded by the St. Joseph School District Foundation.



Parts of Buchanan County under Flash Flood Warning  KQ2.com

The National Weather *Service* in Kansas City has issued a Flash Flood Warning for North Central Buchanan County until 8:15 a.m., Friday.



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 ...



Early cases of the flu being reported at St. Joseph schools  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School District (SJSD) is already reporting cases of students feeling flu-like symptoms and confirmed flu cases.



SJSD Board continues focus on long-range planning  KQ2.com

After adjusting the budget earlier this month, the St. Joseph School District (SJSD) was notified that it may be losing too much money to surrounding districts.



SJSD Foundation begins homework on possible tax levy  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School District Foundation is looking for public input before proposing a new tax levy on the April ballot.



Jones, Robert C. 1962-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Robert Carroll "Bobby" Jones, 56, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 30, 2018, at NorthCare Hospice, Kansas ...



Cartledge, Kelsey F. 1994-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

STAFFORD, Va. - Kelsey F. Cartledge, 24, of Stafford, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Feb. 17, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care. Kelsey was born on Oct. 21, 1994, ...



Rinehart, Barbara J. 1956-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Barbara Joan Rinehart, age 62, a resident of St. Joseph, passed away Jan. 2, 2019, at Grand River Health Care in Chillicothe, Missouri. She was born the ...



Tilton, Gregory A. 1956-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

HOUSTON, Texas - Gregory A. Tilton of Houston, passed away on March 27, 2019.



Council backs school district levy  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph City Council passed a resolution endorsing the St. Joseph School District levy that is on the April 2 ballot.



Hughes, Joan E. 1950-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Joan Hughes, 68, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born April 11, 1950, in St. Joseph, to John and Frances ...



Beers, Jeffrey 1961-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Jeffrey Beers, 57, Forest City, Missouri, passed away Dec. 10, at a St. Joseph hospital. Jeffrey was born in St. Joseph and graduated from Central High School.



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 ...



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.



Schaller, William O. 1943-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

William O. Schaller, 75, of St. Joseph, died March 11, 2019. Bill was born to William H. and Kathryn L. (Broderick) Schaller, on Dec. 11, 1943, in Quincy, Illinois.



Fire destroys home, damages another in St. Joseph Saturday  KQ2.com

Two vacant homes went up in flames Saturday afternoon on the northside of St. Joseph.



Miller, Gerald V. 1940-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Gerald V. Miller, 78, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, surrounded by his loving family. Gerald was born on Sept. 6, 1940, in St.



School resource officer at the head of his class  KQ2.com

Devin Kallauner, a 20-year veteran of the St. Joseph Police Department, has recently taken on a new role as school resource officer.



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.



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.



Connett, Frank D. Jr. 1921-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Frank Davis Connett Jr., 96, St. Joseph, passed away on Nov. 6, 2018. Frank was born on Dec. 31, 1921, in Buchanan County, Missouri, to parents Frank Davis ...



Kessler, Frances C. 1929-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Frances Cecilia (Jezak) Kessler died March 16, 2019. She was born in St. Joseph, Sep. 16, 1929, to Andrew and Agnes (Hruby) Jezak.



New Central coach bringing stability, energy | Sports  News-Press Now

Just after 11 a.m. Tuesday inside the Morgan Building at Central High School, Regi Trotter looked into a sea of young men that make up the Central football ...



Missouri River to crest at just over 30 feet in St. Joseph, second highest ever  KQ2.com

The latest forecast from the National Weather *Service* brings the Missouri River to 30.1 feet Friday in St. Joseph.



Norris, Cherri A. 1967-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

TROY, Kan. - Cherri Ann Norris, 51, of Troy, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. She was born Sept. 14, 1967, in St. Joseph, daughter of ...



SJSD, Metropolitan CC partners for new education, training programs in St. Joseph  KQ2.com

The St. Joseph School District and Metropolitan Community College will partner to offer expanded education and training opportunities in St. Joseph.



St. Joseph trail system to expand  News-Press Now

A new portion of trail will continue St. Joseph's 25-year-long tradition of supporting non-motorized transportation around town while connecting over 15 blocks in ...



LeBlond head coach Tony Dudik continues passion for coaching in 42nd year  KQ2.com

Bishop LeBlond head football coach Tony Dudik has been a fixture for St. Joseph football for more than 40 years.



Students learn earthquake safety during drill  KQ2.com

Students at the St. Joseph School District took part in the Great Central U.S..



Tony Dudik announces retirement | Bishop LeBlond Golden Eagles  News-Press Now

For the next few days, Tony Dudik's flip phone will be ringing constantly.



Willman, Clint J. 1983-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Clint J. Willman, 35, St. Joseph, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph. He was born Nov.



Brown, Robert J. Jr. 1933-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Robert J. "Bob" Brown Jr., 85, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born July 17, 1933, in St. Joseph. Bob married Shirley Ann Nichols ...



Fairchild new head football coach at Leblond  KQ2.com

Bishop Leblond hires Eric Fairchild as new football coach.



Missouri River sets all-time record crest in St. Joseph, preliminary data says  KQ2.com

As of 4:15 p.m. on Friday, the Missouri River crested at 32.08 feet and if that height is confirmed, March 22, 2019, will have the highest crest on record in St.



Power Five commitment recap: April 13-19  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is in full swing as talented high school football prospects from around the country are announcing where they will play in college.



Nolan named new HR Director  News-Press Now

After spending seven years without a human resources director, the city of St. Joseph has appointed the internal candidate, Alicia Nolan, to head up the ...



Current board members decide to run for re-election in SJSD  KQ2.com

After initial hesitation, current St. Joseph School Board member, Dr. Bryan Green, has decided to run for re-election in April.



New study ranks St. Joseph near the bottom of safest cities in Missouri  KQ2.com

The National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) has released a list of the safest cities in Missouri and St. Joseph ranks near the bottom.



Shots fired into occupied St. Joseph home Thursday evening  KQ2.com

A home was shot at Thursday evening and police are saying the shooting was not random.



Black Archives Hall of Fame honors three  News-Press Now

Three people who have dedicated countless hours helping others saw their work honored at the Black Archives Museum on Thursday night as they were ...



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