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Area youth getting the chance to ride

Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

 

By JOE JAROSZ
Northeast News
March 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Inner-city youth are now able to go mountain biking in style, thanks to the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

The Police Athletic League of Kansas City recently received a grant from Epic Bike and Sport of Kansas City, Mo., that awarded the group eight new mountain bikes for its Trail Blazers mountain bike club. The PAL also partnered with the Brain Injury Association of Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Area for free helmets for the youth in the club.

Officer Marta Hayes said the bikes received from the grant are specialized bikes with a specific suspension system to be used on the various trails available to the club. The club, which is barely a year old, received donated bikes from area

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    Mattie Rhodes combines health lessons with soccer

    Posted December 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    December 25, 2013

    Missourians aren’t known for leading the most healthy lifestyles, but the Mattie Rhodes Center is hoping to break that trend.

    To promote health and wellness in youngsters, Mattie Rhodes is capitalizing

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    Thanksgiving Day races affect traffic

    Posted November 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Northeast News
    November 25, 2013

    Two races will affect traffic in Kansas City on Thursday, Nov. 28.

    Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K 
    The Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K will begin on the north side of the Ward Parkway Center (at Ward Parkway and 86th Terrace). Road closures will take place from about

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    Northeast High School re-dedicates gym

    Posted October 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    October 30, 2013

    “Welcome to Viking Nation.” That’s the sign that now greets all who enter the Markey-Peters Field House at Northeast High School (NEHS).

    The field house has been transformed, featuring brand new

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    X Games athletes perform at NEHS

    Posted September 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    September 18, 2013

    “We came with a message and we came to represent our sport,” the announcer said as students gathered around the half-pipe.

    Music blared at the Northeast High School football field as

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    Extreme sports athletes bring positive message to NEHS

    Posted September 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    September 12, 2013

    “We came with a message and we came to represent our sport,” the announcer said as students gathered around the half-pipe.

    Music blared at the Northeast High School football field as the extreme sports athletes flipped and

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