LaBelle Home Destroyed by Fire, Young Family Lost Everything

  By Echo Menges, The Edina Sentinel LaBelle, MO – Saturday, October 17, 2020 – When a fire broke out near the front door of a LaBelle home early Saturday afternoon, the young couple living there and their nearly three-year-old toddler made it out of the back door unscathed. “He said, ‘the house is…

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USDA Announces Grant to Help Fund Knox County R-1 Electric Bus Purchase

USDA Rural Development Press Release COLUMBIA, MO, Sept. 16, 2020 – The Trump Administration, along with Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced that the USDA is awarding $122,500 to Knox County R-1 School District to add an electric school bus to its fleet. “Hard working rural Missourians…

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HEALTH ALERT Issued in Knox County

Knox County Health Department Issues Countwide Health Alert Knox County, MO – Monday, August 10, 2020 – Health department officials are alerting the public to high risk for Covid-19 transmission.  As cases have grown to 32 confirmed, 9 probable, 21 active, 3 hospitalized, and pages of close contacts—individuals of the county must return to practices…

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Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Edina

By Echo Menges The hunt for two Kirksville armed robbery suspects has ended in Edina, Missouri. On Sunday evening, July 19, Kevin Potter, 31, of Edina was arrested at a residence on East Lafayette Street by the Edina Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Potter was transported to the Adair County Detention Center…

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Dump Truck Demolished in Crash, Driver Arrested for DWI

Knox County, MO – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – One man has been arrested for drinking and driving following a dump truck crash south of Edina. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, JP Morrison, 48, of Baring was involved in a single-vehicle crash at approximately 11:17 a.m.  Morrison was southbound on Highway…

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Swimmer in Distress at Hurdland Sever Lake

By Echo Menges Knox County, MO – Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Hurdland Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Rescue Squad, Knox County Ambulance District and Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “swimmer in distress” call at the Hurdland Sever Lake at 2:09 p.m. “Prior to the arrival of law…

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