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National Champions! FFA Knowledge Team Brings Home National Title

By Emily Bontrager For the first time in history, a Clark County FFA team has won first place in a team event on the state and national levels. The Clark County FFA Knowledge Team placed first at the Missouri State FFA Convention in April and moved on to compete at the National FFA Convention in…

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Quilts of Valor Presentation

2022 Veteran’s Day QOV Program Andrew Robert Laffoon Robert Laffoon served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era from 1968 to 1969, including activated Army National Guard/reservist. He served overseas in Vietnam, in the 4th infantry division, 2nd battalion, 9th artillery battery, moving every 2 weeks. He experienced several close calls, including a…

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Ice Age Animal Bone Found in Green Castle

By John Garlock, Courtesy of KTVO TV Channel 3 News NEAR GREEN CASTLE, Mo. — A northeast Missouri woman made an incredibly rare prehistoric discovery on her farm outside Green Castle. Linda Jepson and her family were out walking in a field when an unusual object on the creek bank caught her eye. “I picked…

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NEMO Sunshine Law Training Held in Edina

Editorial by Echo Menges Edina, MO – Thursday, November 3, 2022 – The Missouri Sunshine Coalition, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and NEMOnews Media Group joined forces last week to bring needed education about the Missouri Sunshine Law to Northeast Missouri. The free event was open to the public and held at the Knox County Community…

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Callihan Retires After 45 Years of Banking Service in Milan

Information submitted Milan, MO – A retirement celebration was held on Friday, October 28, 2022 at the Verimore Bank in Milan, MO, for long time employee, Janet Callihan. Janet celebrated 45 years in the banking business. She started her banking career in June 1977 and has worked her entire banking career at the Milan location.…

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MoDOT Awards City of Milan Nearly $250K for New Sidewalks

MoDOT Press Release The Missouri Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the award of the 2022 Transportation Alternatives Program projects. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is federally funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The goal of the program is to expand transportation choices and enhance the transportation experience through categories of activities…

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Rose Hardware Welcomes New Owners

November 1, 2022, MEMPHIS, Missouri – After more than 20 years of successfully running Rose Hardware, co-owners Scott and Angela Westhoff have sold the business to Eric and Nikki Long, effective immediately. Serving the community since 1934, Rose Hardware has long been known for its extensive services and products, including key cutting, screen repair, pipe…

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Veterans Memorial Base Replaced at Gorin Cemetery

The Gorin community has rallied together to replace the base of the Veteran’s Memorial at the Gorin Cemetery. According to Elaine Forrester, President of the Gorin High School Alumni Committee, the Veteran’s Memorial base was originally set in May of 1991 during the bicentennial. Over the years, the old base consisting of bricks has deteriorated…

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VIDEO: Knox County R-1 School District Announces Apple Distinguished School Designation Renewal

By Echo Menges Knox County, MO – The Knox County R-1 School District has announced the district has been designated as an Apple Distinguished School for the third time. The district is among only 725 schools recognized as an Apple Distinguished School worldwide. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that…

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Clark County’ FFA Knowledge Team claimed the national title at the convention in Indianapolis. On Monday, the team was honored with a parade and assembly at the High School Pictured left to right: The National FFA Knowledge Team Champions: Brayden Thompson – 6th place overall, Meghan Walker – 1st place overall, Harrison Parker 2nd place…

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