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Church Celebrates 125 Years

 The First Baptist Church of Wayland will observe its 125th anniversary throughout the day on Sunday, April 21. During its existence, the church has enrolled over fourteen-hundred members, as well as serving people in the community. Through the years, forty-nine different pastors have shepherded the flock in either full or part-time capacity. We are grateful…

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Local Lineman to Help Electrify Guatemalan Village

 By Travis Mathes, Lewis County REC  A Lewis County REC lineman will help bring electricity to a remote Guatemalan village this summer. Joe Lay is one of eight volunteer linemen who will leave the United States this summer bound for Viucalvitz, Guatemala. Here he will build power lines connecting the village to a small hydroelectric…

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Knox County Recognized as Purple Heart Community

 By Echo Menges  Knox County has been added to the list of Purple Heart counties in Missouri. A ceremony recognizing the county was held Friday morning, April 12, 2024, in front of the All Veterans Memorial at the Knox County Courthouse Courtyard.  “I’m really proud of what you’re doing,” said Walt Schley, past Department Commander…

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 New Padded Cell at Clark County Jail

By Emily Bontrager  In November of 2023, the Clark County Jail upgraded their detox cell into a fully padded safety cell.  Padded jail cells have become essential to keep inmates and staff members safe. The padded cells are also known as seclusion rooms, violent rooms, de-escalation rooms, detoxification rooms, and cool down rooms.  The padded…

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Spring Market Takes Place This Weekend

Bethel was founded in 1844 as a communal colony by Wilhelm Keil and his German-American followers. The community was early noted for its handicrafts and musical band. These days, events held at the Colony help benefit ongoing preservation of Bethel historic buildings. There were a lot of skilled craftsmen who provided what the Bethel Colonists…

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 School District Tax Question Fails 

 School District Tax Question Fails  Seven hundred and twelve of Schuyler County’s 2919 registered voters made their voices heard in last Tuesday’s Municipal Elections, representing a 24.39 percent turnout.  The most-watched issue on the ballot was Prop CARE, which aimed to increase the Schuyler County R-1 school district operating levy to $4.10 per $100 of…

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Low Voter Turnout at Scotland County Municipal Election

 By Echo Menges  The April 2 Scotland County Municipal Election had a meager voter turnout with only 13.32 percent of registered voters making their way to the Memphis polling location or voting by absentee ballot.  Just 354 ballots were cast out of 2,658 registered Scotland County voters, according to the election results published by the…

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Civil War Veteran Memorial Planned for June 8

 Submitted by Mark Palmer, great great grandson of Benjamin Shane Palmer, Dallas, TX.  A Civil War veteran, Capt. Benjamin Shane Palmer, will receive the lasting recognition he so richly deserves during a Memorial Service and Gravesite Ceremony at Buskirk Cemetery. Family, friends, and anyone interested in Civil War and Scotland County history are welcome to…

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Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce Plans Reorganizational Meeting

 By Echo Menges  Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce members are planning to hold a reorganizational meeting at the end of this month, on Wednesday evening, April 25, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at Corner Perk. All current members are invited to attend to discuss and approve new by-laws, elect executive officers, and discuss Chamber-driven projects.  Thirteen…

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Celebrating 157 Years in Business

 Submitted by Brittani Maulsby  MILAN, MO.-The Milan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 30, 2024, to celebrate the 157 years Poole’s Hardware & the Poole/ Herington family have dedicated their service to our community. Poole’s Hardware is located at 105 N Market Street on the square in Milan, owned…

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