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Local Protesters Feel Supported in Rural Community

By Echo Menges Edina, Missouri – June 13, 2020 – Thus far, the City of Edina, an exceptionally small predominantly white town of only about 1200 people, is one of a few ultra rural communities in the region to have hosted a protest calling attention to the Black Lives Matter movement ignited by the police…

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Mark Twain Communications Tower Breaks Ground Off Main Street in Edina

By Echo Menges After a long process of shoring up needed and various building permits and approvals, work began on the new Mark Twain Communications Tower in Edina last week, which broke ground on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The new communications tower will hold wireless internet transmitters and receivers standing 199-feet-tall. The new tower will…

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Knox County Bids Farewell to Native Son, Former Sheriff Laid to Rest

By Echo Menges Knox County residents and members of the law enforcement community are mourning the unexpected death of former Sheriff and well-known law enforcement officer Mike Kite since his passing on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Kite, a career law enforcement officer, was well known throughout the state for his work in the field and…

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Municipal Election Results for Knox County, Missouri – June 2, 2020

Knox County, MO – The 2020 Municipal Election, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held on Tuesday, June 2. Countywide only 17 percent of registered voters turned out for the election, according to the unofficial election results published by the Knox County Clerk’s Office. For the KCR-1 School Board, two newcomers were…

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First Positive COVID-19 Case in Knox County, Missouri

By Lori Moots-Clair, Knox County Health Department Administrator Knox County, MO – Monday, June 1, 2020 – The Knox County Health Department is announcing its first positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The case is travel-related and the patient is in the age range of 50-60 years old. Health Department staff are working in coordination…

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Stolen Vehicle Fiasco Ends in Knox County

Knox County, MO – Friday, May 29, 2020 – Details about an arrest in Knox County on Thursday afternoon, May 28, have begun to be released by local law enforcement. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Chad Mahoney, 42, of Lakeview, AR, was arrested on Thursday at 3:06 p.m. for three counts of felony tampering…

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FDA Warns Against Medical Supply Fraud, Bogus Companies

FDA Press Release – May 07, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on the agency’s efforts to combat the extremely concerning actions by companies and individuals that are exploiting or taking advantage of widespread fear among consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to scammers on the internet selling…

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