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Payton Miller Signs With Quincy University Golf

By David Sharp Highland senior Payton Miller is likely better known to the Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois high school sports fans as a softball player. Miller helped lead the Lady Cougar softball team to 18 wins and a second place finish in the Clarence Cannon Conference during the 2022 season. What many fans…

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Salute to Scholars Peavler Recognized During Chiefs Game

Submitted by Alan Peavler On Sunday, November 13, 2022 Staff Sergeant (SSG) Colton Peavler was recognized at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game as part of Park University’s Salute to Scholars. SSG Peavler was recognized in the fourth quarter of the game for being a student veteran and to give thanks for his…

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Missouri State Budget Is Bulging With $6 Billion In Surplus Cash

By Rudi Keller Missouri Independent For the first time in its history, the only real limit on what Missouri can buy on a cash-and-carry basis is the imagination of the people spending the money. The state treasury is bulging with more than $6 billion in surplus cash, the result of 28 months of double-digit revenue…

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A Runner’s Dream: Local Teacher Runs in NYC Marathon

By Emily Bontrager Athletes from across the world dream about having the chance to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon, which is the largest marathon in the world. Along with 50,000 strong competitors from across the world, local teacher Toni Middleton, 42, had the opportunity of a lifetime to run in the marathon…

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Small Business Grants Available

MO DED – The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced the appropriation of $10 million by the Missouri General Assembly to assist small businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. $2 million of those funds will be designated toward small businesses owned by minority/and or women. The minimum amount of grant awarded…

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Christmas Extravaganza/Small Business Saturday Events in Edi

Treat Crawl at participating businesses times vary – Knox County Chamber of Commerce businesses will again be offering an assortment of holiday inspired treats for Small Business Saturday! Look for the list of participants on Page 2 of this edition of the newspaper and via the interactive map on the Knox County Chamber of Commerce…

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Jennifer Hinkle Signs With Mizzou Track and Field

By David Sharp Knox County senior Jennifer Hinkle has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia and participate in the Southeast Conference Track and Field program. Jennifer Hinkle joins a very select group of Knox County R-I athletes to sign a scholarship to play NCAA Division I sports.…

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Governor Parson Announces $410 Million in Community Water Infrastructure Grants

Kahoka’s Application Not Selected (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding $410 million to help Missouri communities improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as lead service line inventories. “We knew this program was critically needed for communities across our state, and that’s…

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Laffoon to Retire After 34 Years At Kahoka State Bank

By Mike Scott When Bev Laffoon started at Kahoka State Bank in October of 1988, everything was done on paper. “They were not on computers at all when I came, and that was my job and they didn’t like me very much,” she said, smiling. Laffoon came to Kahoka State Bank with 11 years of…

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