Northland sites keep history alive

History isn’t always framed or boxed or bound. It is alive in the Northland at sites like the James farm, Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site and Shoal Creek Living History Museum. 816 North set out to discover the area’s living history sites and the people who are breathing life into the tales of legendary and ordinary Missourians.

Tucker selected as new Liberty superintendent

Growing up overseas with stays in West Africa, France and Toga gave newly appointed Liberty Public Schools Superintendent M. Jeremy Tucker an appreciation for various cultures. Learning about the Liberty schools’ culture will be his mission when he assumes his new role on July 1. Tucker, the superintendent of the Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District near Springfield, Mo., since 2008, was one of 27 applicants for the Liberty position.

Kansas City renews prescription discount program

Kansas City is renewing its participation in the Coast2Coast prescription discount card program, which metro area residents can use at participating pharmacies. You don’t have to live in Kansas City to participate.

Kansas City’s Police Athletic League helps youths with sports and more

Police Chief Darryl Forté recently highlighted several success stories from the Police Athletic League on his blog. “The impact PAL has had on the lives of urban-core children, many of whom live in poverty, cannot be overstated,” he wrote. “Some of these children have gone on to college with academic and athletic scholarships, attaining careers they never would have thought possible.”

Kansas City seeks voter approval for $500 million in water bonds

Kansas City is seeking voter approval to issue up to $500 million in revenue bonds, to continue modernizing the water system. Water officials say the money is needed over the next 10 years to make critical upgrades and repairs to aging and break-prone water mains and other water assets. The city could borrow the money at historically low interest rates, and the money would be paid back with already-scheduled water rate increases.