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The Edina Sentinel

Editorial: The Killing of Bill Steffen

By Echo Menges I’ve been biding my time on our coverage of the alleged murder of Bill Steffen, 81, at his home three miles north of LaBelle in Lewis County nearly two months ago. We have been patiently waiting for the family to reach a level of acceptance and to look to the question askers,…

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Knox County Football Begins Transition To Eight Man Football

By David Sharp The Knox County school district announced they would transition to eight man football for the 2021 season last year. The District expects an estimated 125 students in grades 9-12 for the current school year. The decision to drop 11 man football after sponsoring the sport since consolidation in 1963 was driven by…

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School Bus Cafe

School Bus Cafe In Place – The Knox County R-1 School District’s coming School Bus Cafe was pushed into place by a group of students and staff at the Knox County High School on Friday, August 20, 2021. The re-envisioned school bus was taken out of commission as part of a grant program that helped…

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Roeslein and Smithfield Looking to the Future of Turning Manure into Energy

By Echo Menges North Missouri – Monday, August 16, 2020 – Two years after announcing their joint venture to harvest natural gas from hog manure in Milan, MO, the upper echelon representatives of Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) migrated back to Northern Missouri for another announcement: The North Missouri arm of the…

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Knox County Health Department Issues Countywide COVID-19 Advisory

Submitted by Lori Moots-Clair, KCHD Administrator Knox County is seeing a rise in both individuals requesting testing and those testing positive. The 7-day positivity noted by the state health department is 25%, which is a 37.1% increase over the preceding week. Locally, we have noted a 55% positivity rate on all antigen testing done through…

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Knox County Families Are In Dire Need of Childcare

By Dr. Jenn Eldridge and Crystal Murr, University of Missouri Extension You are hearing in the news that people don’t want to work. You may have also heard about the nationwide childcare shortage. Is it possible that adults are quitting jobs/not returning to work during the pandemic due to lack of childcare options? Is it…

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COVID-19 Delta Variant Identified in Knox County

By KCHD Administrator Lori Moots-Clair Knox County, MO – August 6, 2021 – Knox County Health Department was notified that the Delta Variant was typed in a previous Knox County COVID-19 positive case. The health department had been acting as if Delta were the prominent strain circulating since July as it was confirmed in counties…

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Copacetic Cosmetics Online Business Opens Shop in Edina

By Echo Menges Local entrepreneur Olivia Trujillo, 27, of Edina, has officially taken the plunge on a brick-and-mortar storefront in Edina. Trujillo opened her shop, Copacetic Cosmetics, to the public last week, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Trujillo founded the company on July 1, 2017, which, until now, has been an online only store. “In-person…

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