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Beavers, Donald M. 1957-2019  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Ambrozi-Jorgensen, Diane G. 1958-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

CANTON, Mo. - Diane Gabrielle Ambrozi-Jorgensen, age 61, of Canton, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her ...

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 JROTC celebrates 100th anniversary

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

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

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

Region briefs

Siblings earn honors at Angus Association meeting.

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

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

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.

Police search for banned substances at Central  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 ...

Central High School student wins distinction scholarship

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

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.

3rd District Council Candidates - Northeast News

Eight candidates are vying for 3rd District Council seats in the April 2nd general election. Six candidates are competing to replace current 3rd District ...

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 ...

Small pool of candidates file for SJSD Board of Education election

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 ...

Central teen found  News-Press Now

St. Joseph police located a missing 15-year-old boy.

Hundreds of high school students attend 'My Success'

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

Cotillion for Achievement honors area students

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

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.

Police presence reassures students, teachers at Central High School  News-Press Now

A perceived threat on social media Wednesday afternoon against Central High School had parents, teachers and students on edge.

SJSD schools to dismiss early Tuesday due to heat-related factors

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 ...

SJSD Students awarded unique seal

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

Stouffer, David M. 1940-2019  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.

Snow days break school routine  News-Press Now

Many teachers and students in St. Joseph haven't had a full week of classes since before winter break back in December. Over the past few months, winter ...

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.

Eveloff, Philip 1922-2019  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.

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 ...

Multiple criteria involved with school-closing decisions  News-Press Now

With freezing rain and snow hitting the area Tuesday evening, students with the St. Joseph School District and Missouri Western State University were let out ...

Benton girls basketball stays in MBCA Class 4 Top 10 rankings

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

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 ...

Security Increased After School District Receives Possible Threat

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department are investigating a possible threat directed at Central High School Tuesday. According to a press release, ...

Cotillion for Achievement selects finalists  News-Press Now

Learning proper manners has paid off for sixteen local students.

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.

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 ...

Cartledge, Kelsey F. 1994-2019  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, ...

Blanton, Catherine A. 1952-2018  News-Press Now

HIAWATHA, Kan. Catherine A. Cathy Blanton, 66, formerly of White Cloud, Kansas, surrounded by family, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at her ...

Video of arrest generates strong feelings from public  News-Press Now

Police said they used what's known as defensive tactics when the suspect resisted. What happened next was viewed over and over, due to a citizen capturing it ...

Wildberger, John L. 1943-2019  News-Press Now

John L. Wildberger, 75, of St. Joseph, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. John was born June 28, 1943, in St. Joseph, to John Paul and Reta Juanita (Morgan) ...

Arrest video generates strong reactions  News-Press Now

A video that showed St. Joseph police using force during an arrest near Central High School continues to draw impassioned reaction.

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.

McDonald, Janette 1963-2018  News-Press Now

Janette Nette McDonald, 55, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph. She was born May 13, 1963, to Charles A. Sr.

Central girls youth hopes to turn energy into wins  News-Press Now

Central girls basketball entered the season looking to fill the holes left by the graduation of guards Courtney Newman and Gwen Bachman.

Rinehart, Barbara J. 1956-2019  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 ...

Bally, Sharon S. 1938-2018  News-Press Now

Sharon Sue Bally, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1938, in St. Joseph, to Harold and Mildred (Glenz) ...

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.

Stayton Hickman, Brooke 1949-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Brooke Stayton Hickman, 69, died and went to meet his maker on Sept. 29, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis. He was born May 21, 1949, to Howard ...

SJSD hires directors of finance, student services  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph School District has hired two long-time Missouri educators to fill the open director of finance and director of student services positions.

Norris, Cherri A. 1967-2018  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 ...

Central Football Coach Resigns

Central made the announcement Tuesday morning.

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 ...

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.

Manuel, Marillyn R. 1928-2018  News-Press Now

Marillyn Rae (Jones) Manuel, 90, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. She was born in St. Joseph, in 1928, to Elsie and Raymond Jones. Marillyn ...

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.

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 ...

Hays, Robert L. Sr. 1965-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Robert Lyle Hays Sr. 53, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday Jan. 13, 2019, in a St. Joseph hospital.

Central mourns loss of teacher  News-Press Now

Central High school and countless St. Joseph community members are grieving the sudden death of Christopher G. Kelley.

Philip "Phil" Denver Sr. turned 90 | Birthdays  News-Press Now

Philip "Phil" Denver Sr. turned 90 on June 21, 2018. Born in Milford, Kansas, to Dee Dion and Elizabeth Denver, he was raised with his late brother, Jim, in Del.

Wallace returns to coaching football | High School  News-Press Now

Former Central High School football coach Jeff Wallace will return to the sideline this fall, but it won't be for Central.

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

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

Davidson, Heather L. 1965-2018  News-Press Now

Heather Lynn Davidson, 53, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

School resource officer at the head of his class

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

Hunter, John A. 1958-2018  News-Press Now

John Arlen Hunter, born Sept. 11, 1958, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 1, 2019. He graduated from Central High School in 1976 and worked at the former State ...

Hayes, Dorothy M. 1925-2018  News-Press Now

Dorothy M. Hayes, 93, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Dorothy was born on Aug. 24, 1925, in St. Joseph.

Coach was about more than X's and O's  News-Press Now

Coaches speak in their own special language of cliches.

Rose, Scott T. 1961-2018  News-Press Now

Scott T. Rose, 57, St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. He was born April 10, 1961, to Ronald Webster and Barbara Louise (Serocki) Rose, ...

Local man lands commercial with Mahomes | Local News |  News-Press Now

It's not uncommon to see Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in advertisements, but a St. Joseph man got to live out a dream while working with the NFL star.

Mize, Nancy J. 1945-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

WILMINGTON, N. C. Nancy Judah Mize, 73, of Wilmington, passed away Dec. 26, 2018, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove after a short illness. Nancy was born in ...

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 ...

Peaceful history: 'reverse integration' at St. Joseph's School  National Catholic Reporter

Students sing in class during the 1963-64 school year at St. Joseph's Catholic School, the first year white students attended the school. (Jack Hamilton/Courtesy ...

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.

Source: Trotter to be named Central football coach  News-Press Now

Central High School will introduce Regi Trotter as its head football coach today, a source told News-Press Now.

Winfrey, Pastor David N. 1936-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - David Neal Winfrey, 82, Savannah, son of the late Charles and Ruth (Mason) Winfrey went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2018.

Video of St. Joseph police using force to arrest man goes viral  Kansas City Star

A witness's Facebook video showing a St. Joseph police officer kneeing and punching a man who appeared to be resisting arrest has gone viral, with almost ...

Bell, Eleanor I. 1934-2018  News-Press Now

Eleanor I. Bell, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Eleanor was born in St. Joseph on Feb. 8, 1934, to the late Cecil and Marie ...

Brady, Rhonda L. 1965-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Rhonda Louise Brady 53, of St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly Saturday Jan. 19, 2019, at her home. She was born April 7, 1965, in St. Joseph. She married ...

St. Joseph Teacher Works to Educate the Youth on Black History

Central High School teacher Jimmy Hunter is working to bridge the gap when it comes to teaching youth about all sides of American history.

Merrigan, William 1962-2018  News-Press Now

William "Kelly" Merrigan 55, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in St. Joseph. He was born Dec. 30, 1962, in St. Joseph, son of the late Shirley ...

Surgeon works to keep patients in St. Joseph  News-Press Now

Within his first month of working at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Blake Peterson performed the first ever bilateral hip replacement at Mosaic ...

Fisher, Ann M. 1935-2018  News-Press Now

Ann Marie Fisher, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at a local health care facility. She was born Feb. 22, 1935, in St. Joseph, daughter ...

Garrison, Christopher R. 1972-2018  News-Press Now

Christopher Ryan Garrison, of St. Joseph, made his transition on May 31, 2018, at Mosaic Life Center, in St. Joseph. He was 45. Viper, as he was known to his ...

Cargill, Georgia A. 1951-2018  News-Press Now

Georgia "Georgi" Anne Cargill, 66, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. She was born Nov. 26, 1951, in St. Joseph, daughter of the late Mary ...

Swoboda, Raymond 1947-2018  News-Press Now

GOWER, Mo. Raymond Swoboda, 70, of Gower, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. He was born on Oct. 18, 1947, to Raymond Charles Sr. and Eileen ...

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, ...

Fowler, Kyle S. 1985-2018  News-Press Now

Kyle Stephen Fowler 33, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday Nov. 2, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care hospital.

Kelley, Shareefah S. 1981-2018  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shareefah S. Kelley, 37, Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, was called into glory Nov. 14, 2018 at a Kansas City, Missouri hospital.

Central students write to Medal of Honor recipients  News-Press Now

Sacrifice, integrity, patriotism, citizenship, commitment and courage. Small signs containing these six principles hang from the ceiling of Joy Vandel's sophomore ...

A closer look at proposed SJSD budget cuts  News-Press Now

The trend of deficit spending in the St. Joseph School District could be curbed as early as next school year if the board of education commits to budget cuts ...

Two Kansas City women have been arrested, charged in connection with Tuesday's shooting at Central High School

KANSAS CITY – Two Kansas City women have been charged in connection with Tuesday night's fatal shooting of 15-year-old An'Janique Wright outside Central ...

Remington, Patricia L. 1932-2018  News-Press Now

Patricia Patsy Lee Remington, 85, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph. She was born on August 19, 1932, to Charles ...

Smith, Joyce M. 1942-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Joyce M. Smith 76, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Mosaic life care hospital. She was born Dec. 19, 1942, in St. Joseph, daughter, of the ...

Reed, Pamela 1956-2018  News-Press Now

Pamela Reed, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend entered eternal peace on Oct. 16, 2018, in St. Joseph. She was born May 11, 1956, the first child of ...

VanGaasbeek, Marsha S. 1946-2018  News-Press Now

Marsha S. VanGaasbeek, 72, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at her home. Marsha was born on Sept. 18, 1946, in St. Joseph, to the late Jack ...

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.

Gilpin to take over as AD at Lafayette  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph School District has selected Corey Gilpin to fill an open leadership position at Lafayette High School.

Andrew County high school student helping to dig out

A 14-year-old Savannah High School student is spending his snow day helping people in his subdivision dig out after this latest round of wintry weather.

Long, Robert E. 1929-2018  News-Press Now

Heaven gained a gentle soul on Saturday, June 23, 2018, when Robert Eugene Bob Long, 88, passed away at the VA Medical Center, in Leavenworth, Kansas, ...

Bob Wollenman | 20 Who Count  News-Press Now

As a man of faith, Bob Wollenman says it's in his Christian blood to give back to the community that has provided him with so many opportunities.

Three homes struck by bullets within 36 hours  News-Press Now

The reach of gunfire in St. Joseph continues to spread this week as three more homes were hit by bullets within a 36-hour period, adding to a sense of growing.

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