Forrest Wade Martin

  Forrest Wade Martin Forrest Wade Martin, 96, passed away at Scotland County Memorial Hospital on March 18, 2010, suddenly and peacefully.      The son of Charles Erwin and Arzina (Shaw) Martin he was born in Scotland County on June 12, 1913. He was the youngest by ten years of his four siblings, Oral Glen…

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Lowell Dean Ketchum

       Lowell Dean Ketchum Colonel Lowell Dean Ketchum, 76, of Lyons, CO went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2010 peacefully at his home in the mountains that he loved following a brief battle with Melanoma cancer.      The son of Jesse M. and Anna Maude (Tadlock)  Ketchum he was born August 11,…

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Dorothy M. Ensminger

Dorothy M. Ensminger 1922 – 2010      Dorothy M. Ensminger, 87, of Rio Rancho, NM, formerly of Kahoka, MO died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Albuquerque Heights Healthcare, Albuquerque, NM.      She was born on October 16, 1922 in Montrose, IA, the daughter of John and Olia Comstock Stockwell.  On February 23, 1941, Dorothy was…

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HOUSTON RAY RAINS

 HOUSTON RAY RAINS Houston Ray Rains, age 45, of Kahoka, MO, died peacefully Sunday, March 28, 2010 at his home following a long battle with leukemia and other complications.He was born August 11, 1964 in Many, LA, the son of Johnnie and Peggy Robertson Rains. His father died when he was seven and he was…

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HOWARD F. HEINZE

HOWARD F. HEINZE Howard Francis Heinze, age 87, of Kahoka, MO, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at his daughter’s home in West Burlington, IA. Howard was born June 14, 1922 on the family farm south of Kahoka, the son of Walter and Bertha Hamner Heinze. He graduated from Kahoka High School in 1940 and farmed…

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DORENE HINKLE

Dorene Hinkle, age 81, of Ewing, Missouri, formerly of Edina, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

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ANDY KIRCHNER

ANDY KIRCHNER Andrew Gale “Andy” Kirchner, age 29, of Quincy and Kahoka, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at his parent’s home in rural Kahoka of an apparent heart attack. Andy was born June 3, 1980 in Quincy, IL, a son of Wayne and Sandra O’Day Kirchner. Survivors include his parents, Wayne and Sandra Kirchner of…

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Letter: Vote No On Courthouse

Letter to the Editor:In the upcoming April bond issue concerning the courthouse initiative, the taxpayers of this county should vote no. The previous letter to the editor on this matter (The Media, March 10, 2010, P.2) is right on the money. But there are several other major reasons in addition to Mr. Kerner’s points for…

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Letter: Barred from Museum

I’ve been trying to decide when was the best time to write this letter. I’ve decided the time is right. I’m going to have surgery to have a knee replacement and you never know what might happen and I want a last word just in case. I’m adding to this letter a copy of a…

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Letter: Clark County Courthouse

Clark County CourthouseCompleted December 1871Written in the past Joanne’s Comments- When the courthouse was built, it was outside the city limits with only about 200 inhabitants. So much has changed since 1871. Now it looks as if this stately landmark, with so much history, will be destroyed. To help save our one and only Clark…

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